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Summer Reading 2013

You are invited to

at the Oconee County Public Library this summer!

Registration starts on June 3rd at all OCPL branches.


Four great reading programs to choose from this summer:
Dream Big-READ early literacy logo     Dream Big-READ! raccoon logo     Own the Night teen summer reading logo     Between the Covers logo-adult summer reading

"Dig into Reading" Early Literacy program:  This program is designed specifically for pre-readers (babies, toddlers, and preschoolers).  Research shows that children who have been read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary, better language skills, and are more likely to want to learn to read than children who have not been read to.  When you register your child for this program you will receive a literacy log full of activities that are intended to develop and increase your child’s likelihood of reading success by focusing on critical early literacy skills. Complete the literacy log and return it to the library for your child to claim his or her prize.  We will also have fun programs designed specifically for this age group, such as a visit from Ronald McDonald, a dinosaur dig, and Mother Goose on the Loose and Toddler Time story times.


Dig into Reading” Elementary Age Program:  For ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade.  When you register you’ll receive a free reusable tote bag (while supplies last) and a logbook to track the number of hours you read over the summer.  When you’ve read a total of 25 hours, return your log to the library to receive your South Carolina Reading Award medal and certificate of completion.  You will also receive a yard sign (while supplies last) to display in your yard advertising to your community that you are a “READING CHAMPION!”

We will be offering a variety of programs, giveaways, and fun activities all summer so pick up a calendar of events and drop in as often as possible.  Special programs include the South Carolina Aquarium, Porkchop Production theater group, and Magic with Mr. Ray.


“Beneath the Surface” Teen Program:  This program is designed for teens in 6th through 12th grades.  Go “beneath the surfaces” with us this year by participating in our exciting summer reading program just for teens.  We have great incentives and prizes and it is not hard to participate.  Just sign-up at any of our branches and you will receive a cool reusable drawstring backpack and a summer reading task sheet.  All you have to do is complete any of the 10 tasks and return the sheet to the library to receive a prize and be entered to win a free Kindle! 

We've got fabulous programs planned just for teens this year, such as teen gaming tournaments, anime movie nights, a teen time capsule craft, and a LibraryCon (think ComicCon) featuring teen authors, martial arts demonstration, and events centered on comics, graphic novels, movies, and video gaming!


“Ground Breaking Reads” Adult Summer Reading Program:  Reading, prizes, programs, and fun designed specifically for adults!  Receive a free reusable library bag and a BINGO card when you register.  Get a “BINGO” and win prizes.  Complete your entire BINGO card and you will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a FREE Kindle


 A special thanks to our sponsors:  The Friends of the Oconee County Library, Keep Oconee Beautiful Association, The State Library of South Carolina, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program.