Summer Reading


What Is Summer Reading?

Summer Reading is a two month long series of programming and reading that our library hosts each year in an effort to keep our community engaged and learning throughout summer months. Our Summer Reading program will include free performances and events, Take & Make activity bags for all ages, age appropriate activity booklets, and reading logs to record your progress during June & July. 

About This Year's Theme

This year our theme is "All Together Now," which celebrates kindness, friendship, and unity within our community. We will be holding a large number of programs for County residents that fit with this theme, many of which feature presenters from local businesses and nonprofit groups. All of our programs are free of charge to attend, though some require registration.

How to Register & Win Prizes

Summer Reading registration begins June 1st. All you need to do to register is pick up a reading log from any ICPL branch, or start logging your reading on the Beanstack app.

Patrons who participate in Summer Reading can earn raffle tickets by attending library programs and submitting their completed reading log between August 1st - 19th. The grand prize drawing will take place on August 21st, and winners will be notified by the contact information on their raffle ticket.

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    Teen Lock In

    Games, pizza, and you have the library all to yourselves? What could be better! Registration and a signed permission slip is required for this program. Read on...
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    Live Bluegrass Music

    Join us at the Troutman and Statesville libraries and enjoy a lively bluegrass concert featuring the Monday Night Troutman Library Pickers. Read on...
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    Summer Kids Club Programs

    Join us for some summer fun as we celebrate community and kindness. These programs are designed for ages 6 through 11. Programs marked with '*' require registration. Read on...
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    Pop Smoke Book Signing

    Join us for a book talk and signing by local author Ralph Dagenhart. Dagenhart will discuss his memoir, which tells the story of his conscription into the US Army at a time when American casualties were the second worst in the Vietnam War. Read on...
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    Summer Reading Finale: Big Rig Day

    Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a free touch a truck event at the Parks & Recreation office. Join us and other community organizations for food, games, and fun! There will be a silent (no horns) hour from 9:00 - 10:00 am. Read on...
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    Summer Reading Kickoff: Big Bang Boom

    Celebrate the kickoff of Summer Reading with a free concert! Chuck Folds, Steve Willard and Eddie Walker are Big Bang Boom! This rocking 3-piece power pop band makes great music for everyone. Read on...
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Kickstart your Summer Reading with Beanstack!

Beanstack is an app and web-based reading challenge software. You can track your reading minutes, write book reviews, and participate in fun activities to earn digital tickets and badges.

Register for Beanstack Now.

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