What it is
The Summer Reading Program encourages reading for fun. MPL has programs for a range of ages:
Infants-preschoolers: Goal is 1 hour a week
Incoming kindergarten-8th-graders: Read 2 hours a week
Teens: Incoming 7th-graders to just-graduated seniors: Goal is 3 hours a week (7th- and 8th-graders choose between children's or teens - they can't do both)
Adults: Read 5 hours a week
Reading includes books and audio books. Reading to someone else counts for both the reader and the one hearing the story. Put on an audio book in the car or while you're working around the house - everyone who's there counts the time.
Children's categories - infants-preschoolers and K-8th - register in children's. Teens and adults sign up at the reference desk.
Each age group has its own weekly prizes, plus drawings for reading and completing tasks. Teens get entries visiting the library. Also, check the calendar for summer activities - MPL has plenty to beat summer boredom.
And our sponsors - oh, how we love our sponsors. Local businesses and franchises have donated prizes. See who we're thanking this year.