Summer Reading is back at the Madison Public Library!
Earn rewards for reading! Registration begins June 13th.
We have reading clubs for all ages:
Preschool: Entering Kindergarten in the fall and younger
Come to the library to pick up a reading log. For every book read together, color in or cross out a picture. When there are no more pictures to fill in, return your reading log to the library for a reward and a chance to win a grand prize. Get a new reading log and start over!
Elementary: Entering Grades 1-5 in the fall
Come to the library to pick up a reading log. For every 15 minutes read, color in or cross out a picture. When there are no more pictures to fill in, return your reading log to the library for a reward and a chance to win a grand prize. Get a new reading log and start over!
Print books, ebooks, magazines, graphic novels, and audiobooks all count as reading!
Join us to celebrate on June 21st!
Our Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration is June 21st! From 3-5 PM, you can find us in the courtyard with crafts, balloon art, glitter tattoos, and an opportunity to sign up for the reading program! At 5 PM, we will host Oceans of Possibilities with Eyes of the Wild, a live animal show featuring animals that spend their time in the water.
Summer Reading Book Reviews
For those entering grades 6-12 in September, read a book and write a review about it! You will earn a raffle ticket with every book review submission and a chance to win one of three grand prizes. And there’s a BONUS! Submit 3 book reviews to win a small prize! To submit your book reviews, view the prizes, and find out more about this program, visit the online Book Review Log here. Paper copies of the form will also be available in the Teen and Children’s areas of the library.
Teen Summer Art Contest
Submit a photo, painting, small sculpture, a mixed media piece, fan art, wall art, a decoration, or anything that you consider art! Each participant will receive a small prize for their art submission. The winner of the art contest will be announced on August 17th and he or she will win a separate big prize! To find out more details about the Teen Art Contest, pick up a submission form at the library, in the Teen Section or Children’s Room.
Teen Programs & Events
Look forward to exciting events and programs such as Teens Create, where we will work on fun ocean-themed projects, or join us for our Under the Sea Party for DIY painting, snacks, games, and a chance to win prizes! Teens can also take part in virtual Sew It! Workshops or even join our Teen Advisory Board to earn volunteer hours while making a difference in the library and community of Madison! You can discover more about all of our events and activities by visiting our events page!
Summer reading is for Adults too!
Read: print or eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, comics, or listen to audiobooks.
Fill out a ticket from the table in the lobby & enter it into the collection box any time between June 21th and August 6th.
Feel free to take a tote bag from the display case when you enter a ticket.
Your ticket will enter you into a weekly raffle for $25.00 in Madison Gift Dollars.
Each completed ticket you turn in will increase your chances to win the grand prize – a beach bag of related items with $50.00 in Madison Gift Dollars.
Last day to turn in tickets is August 6th. The grand-prize drawing will be held the following week.