Summer Reading Program

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2022 Ocean of Possibilities!

Every bit a child reads makes a difference in their reading skills for the summer and keeps them prepared for returning to school.

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Saturday, June 4th 10:30am - 1:30pm 

with "Creepy Critters" Animal Encounters from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join the library for activities, vendors, food trucks and more! For all ages and families! Food has a price but the fun is free! Sign-Ups will be for the summer reading program will be open to ALL ages!



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What fun we had this past summer with our Tails and Tales adventures in reading!  We hoped everyone had as much fun as we did!

  • 560 patrons of all ages took on our reading challenges! 
  • Participants included 447 kids and 113 adults!
  • 31.5% of kids finished their 800-minute reading challenge and 17.7% of adults finished their 8 book challenge!
  • Kids read a total of 317,484 minutes!
  • Adults read a total of 272 books!
  • The Melissa Public Library provided 45 in-library programs and 38 virtual programs on our Facebook page!