Tails and Tales Children’s Summer Reading Club
The summer reading club is a reading program for children and students from birth through twelfth grade that promotes children reading at their own pace and choosing their own reading materials.
Throughout the program, the Library provides encouragement and support to both parents and students to foster a love of reading, build reading skills and encourage children to read for pleasure and become lifelong library users.
Our summer reading club is the perfect antidote to summer learning loss and is a great way for students to prepare for a successful school year ahead by developing early literacy skills and keeping reading skills sharp all summer.
Sign Up and Check In
Children can sign up anytime online or at the Main Library Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or at the Madison Branch Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Children from birth to entering kindergarten – are required to read thirty books and log the title of each book in their reading log. Digital badges or stickers will be awarded along the way. Once the 30th book has been read, children may visit the Main Library or Madison Branch to receive a final prize.
Students entering kindergarten through fifth grade – are required to read for twenty minutes per day and log each twenty minutes by title in the reading log. Digital badges or stickers will be earned along the way. Once students complete ten hours of reading they may visit the Main Library or Madison Branch to receive a final prize.
Students entering sixth through twelfth grade – are required to read for one hour per day and log each hour by title in the reading log. Once students complete thirty hours of reading they may visit the Main Library or Madison Branch to receive a final prize.