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Summer Reading Program 2017

DON’T FORGET: Earn badges for completing our Summer Challenges for All Ages! Log in to your Summer Reading Program online account to get started.





Children’s Program

Build a Better World! Children up to 12 years old can join our Children’s Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, May 15 at any Lafayette Public Library location or online. There will be loads of free programs like storytelling, crafts, music, puppetry, and more.

Children can log their reading minutes on an official reading record from their library or online. The reading record has 50 reading circles that each represent 10 minutes of reading. For instance, if the child reads for 30 minutes, he or she may color in three reading circles. Younger children may participate by counting the minutes that someone reads to them. When children have read (or listened to) a total of 500 minutes, they will earn the Summer Reading Prize Pack! Alternately, children can also earn a Prize Pack by reading 400 minutes and completing at least 2 challenges.

To Win a Prize Pack*:
- Read 500 Minutes
- OR Read 400 Minutes and Complete 2 Challenges

  • READ Drawstring Bag
  • Coupons
  • Certificate
  • Tattoo
  • Candy
  • Eraser
  • Entry for a Grand Prize Bicycle*All prizes are available while supplies last.

Reminders: For minutes to count toward an award, you may read (or listen to) books, magazines, graphic novels or newspapers on your reading level. You may record minutes read to a non-reader. You may not receive awards on the day you join.

On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! Children’s Summer Reading Program Sponsors

Acadiana Cane Cutters
Capitol Cyclery of Lafayette
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Friends of the Lafayette Public Library
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Kart Ranch
Kona-Ice of Acadiana
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Skate Zone
Sonic Drive-In











Teen and Adult Programs

Teens and adults are invited to join the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Programs this summer at any Lafayette Public Library System branch or online. Teen programs in bookend painting, anime, video games, competitions and more will be offered at our libraries throughout the summer. Adult programs include wine glass painting, gardening, photography, and more. Between May 15 and July 31, teens and adults who read or listen to audiobooks can log those titles online and become eligible to win awesome weekly prizes. New this year: teens and adults will receive a scratch-off card for each book read (up to eight books). After scratching the card, they will win one of the following: ear buds, doodle pads, candy, stylus pens, and more. Don’t forget about our fun summer reading challenges, that encourage both teens and adults to do some fun activities in their communities. Call 261-5787 for more information.

This Summer, Join the Challenge:
- Read 8 Books*
- OR Read 6 Books* and Complete 2 Challenges
*Receive a scatch-off card for each book read, up to 8 books. Don’t forget about weekly prize drawings.