Sign up for summer reading at local libraries

Sign up for summer reading at local libraries

SWEETWATER COUNTY – Bam! Pow! Splat! Fly into the libraries for an action-packed summer filled with reading and fun.

The library system’s Summer Reading Programs are made possible by the Sweetwater County Library Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building a foundation of lifelong learning.

The theme of this year’s Sweetwater County Library System’s youth summer reading program is Every Hero has a Story. Kids through age 11 are invited to sign up for the summer reading at any of the libraries starting May 26.

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When they sign up, kids will receive a book, a bag and a bookmark. They will also receive a reading log to track their reading throughout the summer, starting June 1. When they reach the halfway point in their reading logs with 500 minutes read, kids can visit the library to receive a prize.

When they complete their log, they can turn it in at the library and receive a book. Kids who complete an additional reading log will be entered into the grand prize drawing for $100. Reading logs are due by Aug. 15.

The Summer Reading Program is designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer and to help avoid the summer slide, which is the loss of academic knowledge over the summer break. Along with tracking their reading, the libraries also have educational and fun programs throughout the summer.


Unmask – Young Adult Summer Reading Program

The library system also has a summer reading program for teens and tweens. With the theme of Unmask!, kids ages 11 and up can sign up for the program starting May 26. Eleven-year-olds can choose to take part in the young adult program or the kids program.

Young adults are encouraged to read and log their time read starting June 1.For every four hours of reading logged, teens can bring in their logs back to the library to be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 gift cards. The more logs the kids complete, the more entries they will receive in the drawing. Logs are due Aug. 15.


Escape the Ordinary – Adult Summer Reading

The library encourages people of all ages to read, so those ages 18 and older and can participate in the Sweetwater County Library System’s Adult Summer Reading Program, Escape the Ordinary.

Those interested in participating can sign up at any of the libraries starting May 26. Starting June 1, participants can begin logging the books that they read. Once they complete five books, they can turn in their reading log at any of the libraries and receive a finishing prize.

Their completed log will also give them one entry into the prize basket drawing of their choice.Rock Springs Library, White Mountain Library and the library in Green River will all have two book-themed prize baskets. Participants can enter to win a basket at any of the libraries, it doesn’t matter which one they signed up at. Only physical books, eBooks and audiobooks qualify for the reading logs.

Complete more reading logs and receive more entries into the prize basket drawings. Reading logs must be turned in by Aug. 15. The prize basket drawings will be held on Aug. 17.

The Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by the Sweetwater County Library System and the Sweetwater County Library Foundation. For more information about library programs and services, drop by any Sweetwater County Library System location, visit the library system online at or follow the libraries on Facebook at