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Summer Reading Program 2016

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NEW THIS YEAR: 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

On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! Children up to 12 years old can join our Children’s Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, May 16 at any Lafayette Public Library location or online. They will participate in free programs like storytelling, crafts, music, puppetry and more. Prizes will be awarded at two levels, based on the number of minutes the child has read. Top prizes include a sports clip keychain, an inflatable sports ball and a chance to win a grand prize bicycle!

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 250 minutes, they will earn the Level 1 prizes. At 500 minutes, the children will win the Level 2 prizes and be entered in the grand prize drawing!

Level 1 Prizes*: 250 Minutes

  • On Your Mark, Get Set… READ! certificate
  • Kart Ranch coupon
  • Sonic Drive-In ice cream coupon
  • Sports stamper
  • You’re a Star ribbon
  • Sporty rolling ball maze
  • Acadiana Cane Cutters baseball game coupon
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill free child’s meal coupon

Level 2 Prizes*: 500 Minutes

  • Inflatable 16” sports ball
  • Sports clip key chain
  • Great Harvest Bread Co. cookie coupon
  • Kart Ranch coupon
  • Chick-fil-A Icedream coupon
  • Skate Zone coupon

*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 Program

Teens are invited to join the Teen Summer Reading Program this summer at any Lafayette Public Library System branch or online. Teen programs in comic book creation, anime, video games, competitions and more will be offered at our libraries throughout the summer. Between May 16 and July 31, teens who read or listen to audiobooks can log those titles online and become eligible to win awesome weekly prizes. All teens who read at least two books can also pick a book to keep from a selection of YA books available at the library (while supplies last). Call 261-5787 for more information.

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

Acadiana Comics and Collectibles
A-Bryan’s Jewelers
Aveda Institute
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Coyote Blues

Grand Theater
Sky Zone Trampoline Park


Adult Program

The Adult Summer Reading Program begins May 16. Adults who register and log books online or fill in an entry form at any Lafayette Public Library location will have opportunities to win prizes in weekly drawings throughout the summer. There will also be a grand prize. Adults are invited to attend free summer programming, like meditation, healthy eating, wedding planning, comedy shows, dancing classes and crafts.  For details, view our Adult Summer Programs or call 261-5787 or 981-1028.