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Summer Reading Program 2017 All Ages Poster (002)

"Build a Better World"
Children and Youth Ages 0-14

How the Program Works:

Registration is open for all ages at the library from June 9 to August 18.
(record your minutes no earlier than June 9)


Reading logs will be handed out upon registration to record the titles of books being read this summer.

Variety of incentives, prizes, and contests are offered during the program for weekly 100 minutes read.

Your reading challenge: Read or be read to for total of 800 minutes or more to be eligible to complete the reading program.  Multiple pages need to be stapled together. The library will give your reading logs to your school. 

Each time you reach 100 minutes, you can drop by the library and pick out a prize from the treasure box (only one visit per week).

pdf  Reading Logs
pdf  Additional Log Sheets


Summer reading program encourages children to keep reading during summer vacation and offers variety of benefits such as: 

  • Motivates children to read.
  • Helps develop positive attitudes about reading, books and using the library.
  • Maintains reading skills over the summer vacation.
  • Provides access to experiences that further discovery.
  • Allows for cooperative play and learning.
  • Points children to careers and opportunities in the future. 

Partners in Reading:
Debra Bridenbaugh, Harry McKillop Elementary - dbridenbaugh@melissaisd.org
Cari Montgomery, MRI/MMS- cmontgomery@melissaisd.org

For more information: oburr@cityofmelissa.com

OrionheadEvents and Programming

Summer Reading Kickoff Event
June 10th, 10:00 a.m.

Build our friendship with our feathered friends”
Raptors - Birds of Prey 


2017 Summer Reading Program Brochure

Save the date: August 26th, 10 a.m. – Library Summer Reading Closing Ceremony with a petting zoo!
Closing award celebration with MISD and MPL librarians.  Certificates and prize bags will be awarded to those who have completed their summer reading challenge.

Updated: 5/8/17


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