Summer Reading Game
June 23 – First Day of Summer Reading and our Kick-Off Event (Wayne from Maine)
August 16 – Last Day of Summer Reading
August 23 – Last Day to pick up prizes for Summer Reading
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Summer Reading Game?
The SRG is an 8-week program beginning in June that encourages children and families to read over the summer!
Our Summer Reading Game is an 8 week program which starts in June every year.
This year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read.”
How much does Summer Reading Cost?
Absolutely nothing! The Summer Reading Game is free to all Lewiston Public Library and Auburn Public Library card holders! Don’t have a card? It’s super easy to get one!
What will I be doing?
Children and families read for a minimum of 2 hours per week (at least 20 minuets a day) to earn weekly prizes. After children have met this goal for 6 weeks they win a large prize like our famous t-shirts!
In addition to the Summer Reading Game, we also offer exciting programs such as special performers, fun activities, and craft classes. To see what kinds of events and activities we’re holding this year check out our Calendar of Events.
We Kicked-Off the Summer Reading Game with a show by Wayne From Maine on Monday, June 23, experimented with Mad Science of Maine in June and Wildlife Encounters will be visiting on Monday, July 7 at 11:00am.
What else is going on?
We have TONS of stuff going on this summer!
We’ll be becoming Forensic Scientists on Tuesdays in July! Join us as CSI: LPL Kids teams up with the Lewiston Police Department and learns all about the science behind Crime Scene Investigation! (CSI:LPL Kids is for kids aged 8 and up, Registration Required, call 513-3133 to register.)
Also in July we’ll be designing paper roller coasters using awesome templates and marbles. Who doesn’t love roller coasters? (Especially when it’s a marble doing the loops…)
We’ll be tossing eggs off a ladder and hoping that our creations protect them, discovering the science behind cake baking, making bridges out of newspaper and more!
If someone can’t read yet can they still participate?
Absolutely! You’re never to young to join Summer Reading! Children who can’t read independently can be read to by someone who can! Listening to stories and books counts just the same as reading independently.
I’m over 13, am I too old for Summer Reading?
Definitely not! There’s a Teen Summer Reading Game as well! And if you have assigned reading for school remember, that reading counts toward your summer reading goals here too!
I’m an adult do you have a Summer Reading Game for me?
Yes! New this year is a Summer Reading Game for adults! Details can be found on the first floor of the library at the circ desk.