2021 Summer Reading Programs
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2021 Summer Reading Programs



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is the Summer Reading Program?

The Summer Reading Program is your library’s way to prevent the summer slide by encouraging reading for fun over the summer! 

What is the summer slide?
If you picture a playground slide, at the end of the school year your child is at the very top. They’ve done all they could this school year and have learned very important reading skills. If your child’s brain doesn’t get the practice it needs to keep those skills strong, they steadily creep down the slide and much of what they’ve learned is lost by the end of the summer. By reading over the summer, children not only keep up their existing skills, but also become even stronger students ready to learn during the next school year.

What ages can participate?
The Summer Reading Program is for babies to rising 12th graders. Reading is just as important for children not yet enrolled in a formal educational setting. In fact, 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years after birth. Our library strives to prepare all children in Greenwood for kindergarten. Did you know kindergarten readiness is indicative of future success far beyond your child’s school years? By reading to your child you are enriching their world for the rest of their life.

What Summer Reading programming is the Library offering?

Due to COVID-19, the Library will not be offering in person programming. This summer we will be offering online storytimes, crafts, puppet shows and more for our children, as well as, take home craft opportunites. We encourage you to use the READSquared site to access online games and more! READSquared is also available as an app on the App Store and Google play. 

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to make sure you don't miss any online activities! Videos will be available to watch anytime after they our posted on the Children's Room Youtube Channel.

How do we get started?

  • Sign up and track your reading online. Click the Sign In button at the top right of the page. Check out the video at the top of the page for a tutorial on how to sign up on and use the READSquared App and Website. This year, we will not be offering a paper format, but staff can help you register at any of our branches. We will also help log your progress if you need assistance.

  • ​To log your progress, you will need the Title and Author of the book

  • Already signed up? Click the Log In button at the top right of the page to track your progress.

What program do I sign my child up for?

The Greenwood County Library offers multiple Summer Reading Programs for different age groups. This year, we have made a few changes to our Early Reader and Elementary Summer Reading Programs. Instead of tracking the hours your children read, you will now be logging the books instead. We hope that this will make Summer Reading more manageable for the parents as well as the children.

We encourage children to read on their level, but to challenge themselves as well. For struggling readers, we also suggest listening to audiobooks or for parents to read out loud to your child. For more questions, please contact the Coordinator for your child's age group.

Look below to find the details of each program:

  Early Readers Summer Program

  • Birth - Rising 1st Graders

  • Read 10 Picture Books alone or with a parent

  • ​Complete program to receive a certificate and a chance to win a Summer Reading Prize! 

Summer Programs

Take Home Crafts, StoryWalk and Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming includes:

  • StoryTimes
  • Crafts
  • Science Experiments

Find our Virtual Programming on:

  • The Children's Events Page
  • Follow us on Facebook (or Twitter)
  • Subscribe to our Children's YouTube Channel

Prize Drawing:

Our Prize Drawing will take place live on Facebook on Wednesday, August 4th at 4:00 PM. All Early Readers who have completed the program at Greenwood, Ninety-Six and Ware Shoals will be included in the same drawing.

ALL BOOKS MUST BE LOGGED IN READSQUARED BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 5:00 PM

*Click here to view the Early Reader's Prizes

 

Early Reader's Main Contact 

Children's Room Phone Number 

​  Jody Gable, Children's Services Coordinator - jgable@greenwoodcountylibrary.org - (864) 941-4659

  (864) 941 - 4656

 

 Elementary Summer Reading Program

  • Rising 2nd -  Rising 5th Graders

  • Read 5 Chapter Books 

  • *Limit 1 Graphic Novel*

  • Complete program to receive a certificate and a chance to win a Summer Reading Prize! 

Summer Programs

Take Home Crafts, StoryWalk and Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming Includes:

  • StoryTimes
  • Crafts
  • Science Experiments
  • Book Recommendations
  • and more!

Find our Virtual Programming on:

  • The Children's Events Page
  • Follow us on Facebook (or Twitter)
  • Subscribe to our Children's YouTube Channel

Prize Drawing:

Our Prize Drawing will take place live on Facebook on Wednesday, August 4th at 4:00 PM. All Readers who have completed the program at Greenwood, Ninety-Six and Ware Shoals will be included in the same drawing.

ALL BOOKS MUST BE LOGGED IN READSQUARED BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 5:00 PM

*Click here to view the Children's Prizes

Children's Main Contact 

Children's Room Phone Number 

​  Jody Gable, Children's Services Coordinator - jgable@greenwoodcountylibrary.org - (864) 941-4659

  (864) 941 - 4656

 

 Teen Summer Reading Program

  • Rising 6th - 12th Graders

  • Read 5 Young Adult Books

  • *Limit 1 Graphic Novel*

  • Complete program for a chance to win a Summer Reading Prize!

Summer Programs

Take Home Crafts

Prize Drawing:

Our Prize drawing will take place Live on Facebook on Wednesday, August 4th at 4:00 PM. Teens who have completed the program at Greenwood, Ninety-Six and Ware Shoals will be included in the same drawing.

ALL BOOKS MUST BE LOGGED IN READSQUARED BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 3RD AT 5:00 PM

*Click here to view the Teen Prizes

Teen Main Contact 

Teen Center Phone Number 

​  Jessica Howard, YA Services Coordinator - jhoward@greenwoodcountylibrary.org - (864) 941-3033

  (864) 941 - 3031

 
 Adult Summer Reading Program

GREENWOOD

  • Enter to win a prize basket

  • Entry forms available at circulation

  • Adults can submit one entry per week.

  • Prize Drawing

    • Noon on Wednesday, August 4th

NINETY SIX

  • Enter to win one of four prize drawings throughout the summer

  • Patrons will have two weeks before each drawing to fill out an entry form with the Title and Author of the books they read and circle a rating on the book

  • Prize Drawings will take place on:

    • June 18
    • July 2
    • July 16
    • July 30

Circulation Desk Phone Number 

Ninety Six Branch Phone Number 

 (864) 941 - 4650

 (864) 543 - 4749