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Summer Reading Clubs for the Whole Family

Press Release

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:00a.m.
St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs will kick-off on May 12 and run through August 2. Last year over 120,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. Participation is free and registration begins May 12. Visit for more information.
Grow a Reader @ Your Library
Baby Summer Reading Club for ages 0-2
Parents, keep track of how many books you read to your little one and how many library story times you attend on the log sheet you receive when you sign up. Bring the log sheet to the library when you reach each prize stop. Prizes include bath toys, board books and tickets to the Magic House.
Fizz, Boom, Read
Kids Summer Reading Club for ages 3 – entering 5th grade
Kids, track the number of minutes you read on a special log sheet. Bring your log sheet to the library when you reach each prize stop and earn great prizes. A full line-up of great programs will be featured including live performers, crafts, puppetry, animals, movies, treats, and, of course, stories. Prizes include water shooters, books, coupons and a chance to win Cardinals tickets. Kids who complete the club will receive a pass to one of five Library Nights at the Magic House (pass includes free entry for one child and up to two adults).

Spark a Reaction
Teen Summer Reading Club for teens entering 6th – 12th grade
Teens can earn points by reading books, magazines, graphic novels, and listening to audiobooks. Register and keep track of your reading online at or pick up a log sheet at your nearest branch. When you complete a level visit a branch to collect your reward. Programming includes laser tag, design your own t-shirt sessions, explosive science, cupcake decorating and more. Grand prizes include Kindle Fires, Beats by Dre, a Dell laptop and an iPad.

Literary Elements
Adult Reading Club for ages 18 and older
Adults who read six books will receive an insulated lunch bag and a coupon for free fries at Penn Station. Individuals who complete the program will also be entered into raffles to win gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Starbucks and the St. Louis Bread Company. Other raffle prizes include Kindle Fires and tickets from the St. Louis Cardinals. Stop by your local branch to register or sign-up online at and start reading!
Summer reading club program guides are available at all SLCL locations. For more information visit or call 314-994-3300.