Summer Reading Program

Start Date: June 3
End Date: August 12 (children)  & August 19 (adults)


What is the Summer Reading Program all about?

Summer Reading is an annual program that brings children, teens and families into the Library for reading and fun activities. Children participate in activities that support their curiosity and creativity. Library events offer hands-on science and math opportunities for preschoolers and older children to explore the world around them. Local presenters such as Jessie the Reptile Guy, Ryan the Bug Man, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Health Hank the Hero stop in to join the fun. Furthermore, an effort is made to have these events support Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards and Pennsylvania Academic Standards for students.

Check out our Calendar for a complete list of Events.

Interested in what this year’s program has to offer? Go here SRP 2017 Bulletin Overview for this year’s program overview.


Reading Levels

Birth to Four (0-4 years):

Pick up a Read-Aloud Chart. Have 20 books read aloud to you and participate in 10 early literacy activities. Earn prizes!

Junior (5-9):

Pick up a Junior Reader Log. Pick a combination of activities and reading. Earn prizes!

Tween (10-12):

Pick up a Tween Reader Log. Read for time. Earn prizes!

Teen (13-19):

Pick up a Teen Reader Log. Read for time. Earn prizes


Adults are challenged to read 3 titles this summer. Stop in to grab our I SPY inspired list of Build a Better World topics for the Adult Summer Reading Program.

Gift baskets generously provided by:



The Adult Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Women’s Club of Manheim.