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Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020

Choose Your Adventure!

Looking for some fun, exciting things to do over the summer? Check out RPL’s Summer Reading Program. You can read, listen, watch,  and make virtually anything.  Check out STEAM kits and Teen BooK boxes for activities to do at home! Complete 10 adventures and claim a prize. Program runs from June 13th to August 28th for ALL ages.

Join our summer adventure and start exploring!

Start reading, doing activities, or watching programs.

After each adventure, select the Summer Reading Adventure Tracking form to log each of your summer activities.

Finish 10 adventures and you are done! Remember to submit a form for each activity.

Come to the library starting September 1, 2020 to collect your prize while supplies last.

What's Happening

Summer Reading Adventure Tracker

Use our tracking form to log all your summer adventures! An adventure can be a book, a podcast, a webinar or any activity! If you're looking for a fun activity, check out one of our STEAM activity bags, a Teen Book Box or a Crafty Hour Kit.

Tracking Form

Virtual Programs

Even though library access is limited, we've prepared some online programs. Check out our events calendar and browse the right one for you!

Virtual Programs

Take and Make Kits

"It's five o'clock somewhere. Reserve your "take-and-make" kit and get crafting at home. New kits added every week!"

Crafty Hour Kits

Teen Book Boxes

Choose one of our Fantasy, Science Fiction or Action and Adventure book boxes and we'll deliver it to your nearest library location.

Choose a Box

STEAM Kits for Kids

We've got plenty of STEAM activities prepared for your summer adventures, whether it's making a dream catcher, friendship bracelets or one of our other fun and mind-stimulating activities. Select your age, activity and branch for pickup location and let the adventures begin!


Get an E-card

Enjoy the library even from home. Applying for an e-card is easy! Just fill out our simple form and get access to our full digital collection for all your summer reading adventures.

Apply Today


Need some suggestions for your summer reading? We've got you covered! From magic, to mythology, to outer space and beyond. We have a book list for every reader.

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Online Resources

Find your next summer read or learn a new skill here!

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