Summer Reading 2018


Summer reading is a program that libraries across the country run every year to encourage daily reading for all ages. The goal of the program is to remind people of all ages and backgrounds that reading can be a fun and rewarding activity. Reading during the summer ensures that students are prepared for the next school year and have maintained or gained reading proficiency. This year’s theme for all ages is Libraries Rock! The Iredell County Public Libraries encourage reading with a variety of fun themed programs, incentives and prizes for those who participate. 

Children will earn “library coins” by signing up for summer reading, completing an activity sheet, bringing their reading log in once a week, attending a program. At the end of the summer, we will have a library store with small prizes that can be purchased with library coins only. Research shows that the best rewards for daily reading may be enhanced vocabulary, increased curiosity and empathy, and improved reading scores on standardized tests.

Teens will be entered into a weekly drawing for a prize and for a grand prize at the end of summer when they sign up for summer reading, turn in their reading log once a week, or attend a program. Library programs are always free and open for all ages and abilities. We offer a variety of programs that help teens express themselves creatively in a supportive setting with caring adults.

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    Harmony Library-Summer Reading Kickoff-Caleb Sigmon

    Caleb Sigmon's one-of-a-kind illusion show filled with magic, stories, and interactive audience participation and his hilarious, inspirational, high energy approach are not to be missed! Come experience the magic! Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Read on...
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    Harmony Library- Plant Story Time with Ms. Louise

    Plant stories and crafts with Lousie Wooten. Read on...
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    Harmony Library- Iredell Museum: Archaeology

    Join the Iredell Museum in discovering your inner Indian Jones. Help excavate an archaeological site and find some hidden treasures! Program is limited to 20 children, please see a librarian for registration. Read on...
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    Harmony Library-Anime Club!!!

    Come to the Harmony Library to watch an Anime episodes and play board games! Read on...
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    Harmony Library-Maker Saturdays

    Crafts are geared for families, walk in anytime between 10 am and noon. All supplies provided. Read on...
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    Harmony Library-Maker Mondays

    Crafts are geared for families, walk in anytime between 5 pm and 7 pm. All supplies provided. Read on...
  7. Statesville Library- Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: Pool Party

    Friday, June 22nd at 6:30 pm, At the Statesville YMCA Read on...
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    Statesville Library- Preschool Story Time

    Join us for storytime with your Preschooler! Read on...
  10. Statesville Library- Morning Movers

    Join us for infant and toddler story time! Read on...
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    Statesville Library- Toddler Time

    Join us for an hour of free play with your toddler! Read on...
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    Statesville Library- Anime Club

    Do you love anime? Check out our Anime Club and meet teens like you! Read on...
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    Troutman Library- Summer Reading Registration

    Pre-Registration for Summer Reading begins June 4th. Stop in to get your calendars and see all of the wonderful programs we have in store for you this summer! Read on...
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