Summer Reading 2020 

Summer Spotlight Summer Reading Program

Celebrate a season of reading with Summer Spotlight At Home Edition:
Saturday, June 6 – Saturday, September 5, 2020
For ages birth - 18



We have an entire summer of exciting at-home events and mail-out/pickup options for you and your family. 
  • Request a Summer Spotlight at Home packet complete with an age-specific 16-page activity book and reading log, at-home projects, and incentives, all customized to your child's age range. You can pick up your packet at your preferred library or have it mailed to you. Limited to families in our library service area. 
  • Look below for more information on library events including virtual performances (featuring library staff and some favorite performers), weekly online activities, mail-out and pickup events such as arts workshops and escape rooms  
  • Earn entries into our summer prize drawings for Barnes & Noble gift cards

Why Participate

Engaging in learning activities this summer will get your kids ready to go back to school in the fall *fingers crossed*. Summer Spotlight At Home features many fun and educational screen-free and real life activities. 

How To Participate 

Summer Spotlight At Home Paper Packet

Fill out this online form to request a Summer Spotlight at Home packet complete with an age-specific activity book and reading log, at-home projects, and incentives to be picked up at your preferred library or mailed to you. Supplies are limited; activity packets are currently available for all ages. 

Online Reading Log Option

Hosted by Beanstack, Summer Spotlight Online is an easy way to track your reading all summer long. Stay motivated with virtual badges and be entered into the same prize drawing. 

Grownups: There is an online reading challenge so that you can read (and compete) along with your kids.  

Events


To see all Summer Spotlight at Home events, visit our events page. We are offering additional arts workshops, mail-out escape rooms, and other opportunities. For announcements about these opportunities as they are scheduled, sign up for our Kids, Teens, and Families Newsletter (All in-library events are canceled through the end of August).

This summer, we will be posting new content each weekday. See the schedule and links below!
Monday Spotlight Storytimes featuring staff, some favorite performers, and some family pets
Tuesday Family Trivia based on our Summer Spotlight at Home weekly theme
Wednesday    Workout Wednesday - help Silver Medal Sarah go for the gold with a variety of physical activities to try from wherever you are this summer
Thursday Special Performances featuring some of our favorites including Lalo's Lunchbox, the Jolly Pops, and more
Friday Friday Science Fun! - explore a different science concept with some Professor Prchal and library staff
Saturday & Sunday Family Fun Break - each week we'll have a family challenge for you to complete together. We may even ask you to share a photo of the results!
  1. Activity Logs                              
  2. Additional Summer Activities

Each full-color activity book contains 12 weekly activities, reading logs, and entries into our prize drawings. Anyone can download and print the booklet below. Families in our Scott County Library service area can  request an activity packet containing the booklet and additional activities here to be picked up at your preferred library or mailed to you. Supplies are limited; activity packets are currently available for all ages.

Summer Spotlight At Home Activity Booklet, Ages Birth - 5
Summer Spotlight At Home Activity Booklet, Ages 6 - 11 
Summer Spotlight At Home Activity Booklet, Ages 12 - 18

Youth Volunteers


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the library's Spotlight Crew. We're sorry; we are unable run our Spotlight Crew program this summer. Sign up to receive our Summer Spotlight At Home Teen Packet for other ideas on how to help in your community. 

Newsletter


For more information this summer and all year, sign up for our newsletters, full of featured events for kids and adults, delivered to your inbox every month!