Tails & Tales: Summer Reading 2021

Adults, teens, and kids are all welcome to be a part of our 2021 summer reading program, Tails & Tales, kicking off on Monday, June 14th, 2021. Unlike years past, this year, reading programs and incentives will be provided for Youth, Teens, and Adults participating in the program. Learn the details of both adult summer reading and youth summer reading here.

Adult Summer Reading 

Visit the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk to pick up a bookmark(s). The bookmarks include a form for a book review. For each book you read between June 14 and August 11, you can fill out a bookmark. Be sure to include your name, phone number, the book you read, and how many stars you would give it from 1-5. You can turn in up to 10 bookmarks to be entered to win a prize, but feel free to turn in as many reviews as you like. At the end of the summer, we will pick 10 winners – one prize per person.

Each winner will receive a $10.00 gift card to Snowbound Books. We will also be featuring the top-rated books in an entrance book display this fall. Questions? Let us know. Email us at refdesk@pwpl.info or call us at 906-226-4311.

Youth and Teen Summer Reading

For youth, there are two programs. Kids Read! is for youth ages 0-14 and Teens Read! is for youth ages 13-18.

Kids Read! participants will receive their reading logs after we kickoff and will be asked to read a minimum of 20 minutes for 10 days before each book fair. There will be three book fairs throughout the summer, each book fair lasting 3 days to allow for social distancing and other safety measures. Participants will get to choose a book at each book fair as long as they have done their reading! We are also going to have some fun and exciting programs this summer! Stay tuned for information about Storytime in the Park, Wings Of Fire, Percy Jackson Camp Halfblood, Take & Makes, and more!

Introducing the Kids Read! Wall of Fame! Starting this summer, the kids who wish to challenge themselves to read more than the required 20 minutes for 10 days may record their extra time. The readers with the most hours read will be inducted into our PWPL Readers Wall Of Fame in the Youth Services room.

Teens Read! program is back this summer as well. Teens can pick up their first reading Bingo card on Monday, June 14th, and can complete up to two Bingo cards for a gift card for a local store. Teens will be able to participate in our Teen Tuesday Take & Make, as well as some in-person programming such as Candy Sushi. Reading in the summer helps children retain reading skills for the school year, and when they read with PWPL it’s a lot of fun!

Dive Into the Fun With PWPL’s Summer Reading Programs

Join us this summer for Tails & Tales! As Harold Bloom says, “reading is the most healing of pleasures,” and we could all use some healing after this past year.  It’s also a great way to reconnect after months apart. Come to the library during Express Walk-In Hours for more detailed information.

2021 Summer Reading Programs

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