2016 Summer Library Club - On your mark...Get set...READ!
Summer Library Club for children

This program rewards kids for reading (or being read to) during the summer. Once kids reach their reading goal, they receive an awesome rewards package! 

CHALLENGE: Substitute up to 5 hours of reading (READERS) or 10 books (LISTENERS) with enrichment challenges! View the reading logs below for more information.

  • Readers read for 20 hours. Ages 4-11
  • Those not quite reading yet listen to 40 books being read to them. Infant - age 5 

Register May 21 - July 15

Reading Logs

Reader's Log

Keep track of your summer reading with our printable Reader's and Listener's Logs.

Listening Log 2016 (for those not yet reading)
Reading Log 2016


Need some help getting started?

Summer Reading Book List 2016There is no required book list for Summer Library Club, but if you'd like some suggestions to get started, download our Summer Reading Book List, with lots of super titles for kids ages 0-12. Print a copy for your family, or peruse it on screen before you hit the library this summer! 

Summer Reading Book List 2016 (1.54 MB)

Summer Reading storytimes & enrichment programs

Dr. Hazari in a tie-dyed lab coat and orange safety gogglesMagician Michael Messing performing a magic trick

To keep kids on track this summer, Knox County Public Library is offering over 100 SUPER programs such as Zoo Knoxville, kid-friendly chemist Dr. Al Hazari, magician Michael Messing, storytellers Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, and Dollywood's Penguin Players in Old Bear and His Cub. Find out times and locations for these special events on our Summer Reading Programs page.

NEW! Attending one of these programs is eligible for a Summer Reading challenge point! (Substitute for 1 hour of reading.) View the reading logs (above) for more information.

Summer Reading rewards

2016 Summer Library Club Rewards Book

After meeting your reading goals, return your log to any branch between June 6 and July 15 to redeem your prize pack! Prizes include a fun flying disk and a rewards book. The children's rewards book is filled with vouchers for $200 worth of treats and adventures. See participating sponsors below or check out a complete listing of the rewards. 

Summer Library Club for all ages

Teens (12-17)Adults (18+)