Summer Reading Program 2019!

Effingham Public Library

2019 Summer Reading Program

Dear Parents,

Your children are invited to join the Effingham Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program (SRP). The programs and events we have planned are for children of infant age through Grade 6. Our program will run from July 24th through August 17th. This summer’s theme is A Universe of Stories. All activities are free and open to children of all abilities.

SRP is designed to keep children reading and learning all summer long. Children who participate keep their minds active, their reading skills sharp, and return to school in the fall ready to learn and succeed.

Remember that YOU are your child’s first teacher. Look at picture books with your pre-readers, point out people, animals and objects. Ask your child to tell you what they think is happening in the picture. Library staff will be more than happy to help you find reading materials that are just right for your children. It is our hope that your family enjoys time spent reading together as you discover the treasures of our library!

SRP registration is open from Sunday, June 30th through Saturday, July 13th. Feel free to drop off your registration during open library hours, or leave it in our book drop located on the “After Hours Entrance Ramp”. Once registered you will receive a program bag with all SRP information needed. All program events and activities are open to the public. Registered participants are eligible for end of the program prizes.

We can’t wait to blast off into Summer Reading with you!


Susan Seeley, Assistant Director

Open: Tues. & Wed. 1pm to 7pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am to 3pm

SRP 2019 Schedule

1.Sunday, July 21: Week one begins. Log those books and minutes!!!

Wed.   July 24, 6:00 PM

Fri.      July 26, 11:00 AM (repeated activities from Wed.)

2.Sunday, July 28: Week two begins. Keep those bodies busy and eyes reading.

Wed.    July 31,     6:00 PM

Fri.       August 2, 11:00 AM (repeated activities from Wed.)

3.Sunday, August 4: Week three begins. Can you believe we are halfway there?

Wed.     August 7,   6:00 PM

Fri.        August 9, 11:00AM (repeated activities from Wed.)

4.Sunday, August 11: Week four begins. Last week of Summer Reading Fun!

Wed.      August 14,  6:00 PM

Fri.         August 16, 11:00 AM (repeated activities from Wed.)

 Saturday, August 17, 1:00 PM:

“Wrap-Up Party” with prizes and treats!