Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

I don’t know about you, but one of my all time favorite things growing up was having my mom, dad, grandma or my grandpa tell me stories and read to me. This is the LAST week of the summer reading program here at the Jones Metropolitan Library. The program ends at the end of this month, Wednesday, July 31st.    

This program encourages kids and their families to keep reading all summer long. When your children go back to school, their teachers will love you for having them read through the summer. Encouraging literacy through programs like this helps your children develop fundamental reading skills and helps them retain everything their teachers spent all school year trying to teach them.

You can sign them up for this program by going to, and create a sign-up. You can also go to the Jones Metropolitan Library located at 9295 Willa Way.  Tammie Crawford, Darin Williams, or any of the other wonderful librarians would be glad to assist you.

Here’s some great news, the Jones Metropolitan Library broke the records in sign-ups this year, with 254 participants from Jones.  There is still time to participate!  If you or your children have been reading through the summer, you can log the hours and books read through the months of June and July.  One helpful way to track your progress is through the app, Beanstack.


Oh, I forgot to mention the best part, there are all kinds of prizes available for those who participate, including fine vouchers, free books, tote bags, and more. For those who have read at least 20 hours through the summer, they will be entered into a drawing for even bigger prizes.  Four lucky readers from the Jones library will receive a Chrome book, and the Metropolitan Library System will have a system-wide drawing for an additional four iPads.  Since this is the last week for the program, let’s get our reading on!

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