Summer Reading Program 2021

Join the City of Jefferson Summer Reading Program 2021!

Jefferson Summer Reading Program 2021

The Summer Reading Program is here! And this summer, it’s more important than ever to get reading, whether you’re a little one just learning to love books or an adult bookworm ready to dive in to something new. This year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World,” a celebration of the many ways that colors figurative and literally brighten our lives. We’ll have weekly themed events, activity kits for pick up, and prizes for kids, teens, and adults.

Are you minimizing your risk of Covid-19 this summer? Many of our activities this year are either outdoors or can be taken home. We are offering weekly activity kits that you can pick up at any point during the week. The library is offering curbside pick-up for library materials and summer reading materials. Please let us know how to help you fully participate!

Summer Reading starts Saturday, June 26th and runs until Saturday, August 14th. Sign up so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Click here to sign up for our online reading tracker: ReaderZone! or, you can search for the ReaderZone app on any smart device. Use the code fc93a to sign up all your readers!

Important Dates:

June 26-July 3: Sign up week, pick up your activity kit for The Power of Plants – hybrid program presented by the U of O

July 8: Rhys Thomas, Juggler (Outdoor Live Performance Thursday at 12:30)

July 15: Angel Ocasio, Comedic Magician (Outdoor Live Performance Thursday at 12:30)

July 17: Adult Art Day (Saturday 10am-2pm)

July 22: Game Day! for all ages (Thursday 10am-5pm)

July 24: Teen Game Tournament (Saturday time: TBA)

July 22: Coding Your World Party! (Thursday 10am-5pm)

August 3: Natn’l Night Out! (Tuesday TBA)

August 12: Paint It Day (Thursday 10am-5pm)

August 14: Summer Reading Party (Saturday 10am-2pm)

August 21: Teen and adult prize drawing/last day for young reader and child prizes

 Summer Reading Program FAQ

Who is the summer reading program for? All ages! Anyone can participate in the summer reading program. You can join with or without a library card. Marion county residents can get a card at the library. Ask a librarian for more details about library cards and access! The library is open for browsing and curbside pick-up this summer!

When is it? The summer reading program starts Saturday, June 26th, until August 14th. Teen and adult prizes will be drawn on August 21st in the morning. Winners will be contacted by phone or email.

How do I start? Get the Readerzone app or register with a web browser. It is available on Google play, Apple’s App Store and Amazon apps. Use the code fc93a for all readers, then select your reading group. When you come to the library in person, pick up a reading bag with materials for you to enjoy the summer reading program!

Young readers, ages newborn to about 6, read for 1 hour to earn a ticket to trade for a prize in the library Prize Store.

Child readers, ages 6 through 12, read for 2 hours to earn a ticket. 

This year, we have a “Prize Store” located in the library meeting room for the child and young reader prizes with items of 1-3 ticket values, so you either take home a prize every time you earn a ticket or save tickets to win bigger prizes. Just remember to use all your tickets by the end of the summer reading program!

Teen readers, ages 13-17, read for 3 hours to earn a raffle ticket to submit for their choice of prize pack to be drawn at the end of the summer reading program.

Young reader, child and teen reading group ages are intended as guides. Please choose the challenge that suits your child!

Adults readers read for 5 hours to earn a raffle ticket for one of the adult prize pack .

For all reading groups, there is no limit to the number of tickets you can earn! Teens and adults each have a choice of 8 prize packs to try to win. You can enter tickets into a single raffle or enter multiple raffles with your tickets. You can view all the the prize packs at the library and at the bottom of this webpage.

What if I don’t use the Readerzone app? Come to the library to pick up a paper reading tracking form for you age group, and bring it to the library when you come to collect your tickets!

What counts as reading? You can read books, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, Ebooks, listen to audiobooks or digital audiobooks. Reading to someone else, or someone reading to you counts too! Just track how many minutes you spend reading. Web browsing and social media doesn’t count.

Where do I go? The library is located at 150 N 2nd St. Suite B, next to the city hall. All in-person events will be held here, and it is where you go to get tickets, prizes and activity kits. You can call the library at 541-327-3826 for more information.

What events can I attend? See live performances by Juggler, Rhys Thomas, on July 8th and Magician, Angel Ocasio, on July 15th, both performances are on Thursdays at 12:30.

Weekly Storytimes for ages newborn through age 7 will be held at the library each Wednesday at 12:30 with songs, rhymes and stories.

Other events will be held at the library for all ages, including a game tournament for teens and an art day for adults, throughout the summer reading program. Download or pick-up a calendar for details.

How do I get activity kits? Pick-up craft kits for each week of the summer reading program at the library. You can get them with curbside pick-up or inside the library. All crafts are free and available to all ages. Just tell us how many you will use, and we will give you pre-packed materials for a unique craft or activity to do at home.

We’ll see you at the Jefferson Public Library This Summer!

Teen Prize Packs (Submit your tickets at the library for your choice of 1 or more raffles) All prizes will be drawn 8/21/21

Adult Prize Packs (Submit your tickets at the library for your choice of 1 or more raffles) All prizes will be drawn on 8/21/21

Child and Young Reader Prizes (Pictured are samples. Come to the library to see all the choices!)