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The Library Springfield-Greene County Library District Springfield, Missouri

Summer Reading Challenges You to Imagine Your Story!

May 19, 2020 —  Join the Library for a Summer Reading Program filled with reading challenges and boredom-busting activities June 1-Aug. 29 for babies to adults. 

 Enroll beginning June 1. Log on to the Library’s summer reading page,, and follow the links to register for the reading program that fits you, and start logging reading minutes and complete activities to earn great prizes. Game boards can help motivate kids to keep reading; you can download one on the Summer Reading Program page.

The Summer Reading Program builds reading skills for all kids! Babies and pre-readers learn skills that help them become strong readers, and young readers strengthen and advance their skills. When siblings read to each other, they both win!   

Prizes! Earn a free book and a Fine Waiver Card upon completing the program. 

Pick up your prizes at any library branch or Mobile Library between June 8 and August 29. (Call ahead for building reopening date.)

Keep reading to earn Star Reader entries in the end-of-summer drawings. Prizes include reading totes, coupons for free books and gift cards from Amazon and local businesses. 

Adults can Imagine Your Story and earn prizes, too!

Register beginning June 1 at, log books, write book reviews and complete activities. Or, log your registration, books, and activities on forms available on the website or at the checkout desk of any library branch and the Mobile Library when the buildings reopen. As you log books, write reviews and complete activities, you earn entries into our September 5 drawings for gift sets featuring products from local businesses. Keep reading and earning entries all summer long for the September drawings.  

Thanks to our Summer Reading promotion partners:  Andy B’s, Kids Directory, KOLR Channel 10, KY3, Moxie Cinema, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Springfield Park Board.


Kathleen O'Dell
Community Relations Director
(417) 616-0564
Sarah Jane Rosendahl
(417) 616-0566

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