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Summer Reading

Summer Reading May 18th – August 12th, 2024

Children (Ages 3 to 12)

5 Hours: 4 raffle tickets,  5 Hour Star, Magic House coupon, Penn Station coupon, Wendy’s Frosty coupon, Dougherty Orthodontics fidget toy, Texas Roadhouse Kid’s Meal

10 Hours: 2 raffle tickets, one free book, Raising Cane’s Kid’s Meal coupon, Pottery Hollow Supply Fee coupon, Tropical Moose Sno-cone coupon

15 Hours: 2 raffle tickets, Junction Orthodontics Stylus/Pen/Highlighter

20 Hours: 2 raffle tickets, “Fuel Your Adventure” color changing cup, and chocolate covered strawberry from Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate

30 Hours:  2 raffle tickets, one free book, Great Harvest Cookie coupon, Britt’s Bakehouse Classic Cookie coupon

50 Hours: 4 raffle tickets, Webster-Kirkwood Times 50 Hour Readers’ list

60-90 Hours: 2 raffle tickets

100 Hours: 4 raffle tickets, Free 3-D print coupon, 100 Hour Readers List of Fame

There are also the following special challenges this summer including:

  • Read 20 hours by July 1st to be entered into a raffle for Cardinals tickets!
  • Read over 100 Hours by August 12th to be entered into a Bag of Books raffle!

You can also participate in the following Summer Learning Challenges, and earn an additional two raffle tickets for each challenge completed!

  • Nature Visit
  • Community Helper
  • Science Rules
  • Let’s Play
  • Good Eats
  • Discover KPL
  • Building Challenge
  • Math Champ
  • Local Author
  • Resident Artist
  • Fuzzy Friend
  • Map Maker
  • Time Traveler
  • Book Reviewer
  • World Explorer

Teen (Ages 12-18)

10 Hours: 4 raffle tickets, one free book, Pottery Hollow Supply Fee coupon, Tropical Moose Sno-cone coupon, Texas Roadhouse coupon, Raising Cane’s lemonade coupon, Penn Station Coupon

20 Hours: 2 raffle tickets, “Fuel Your Adventure” color changing cup, and Pretzel Boys Coupon

30 Hours:  2 raffle tickets, one free book, Britt’s Bakehouse Classic Cookie coupon

40 Hours: 2 raffle tickets, mystery drawing (Possible prizes include sticker, Dewey’s Pizza coupon, or a $10 Apple Gift Card)

50 Hours: 4 raffle tickets, Webster-Kirkwood Times 50 Hour Readers’ list

60-90 Hours: 2 raffle tickets

100 Hours: 4 raffle tickets, Free 3-D print coupon, 100 Hour Readers List of Fame

There are also the following special challenges this summer including:

  • Read 20 Hours by July 1st to be entered into a raffle for a Cardinals Ticket Voucher
  • Read over 100 Hours by August 12th to be entered into a Bag of Books raffle!

You can also participate in the following Summer Learning Challenges, and earn an additional two raffle tickets for each challenge completed!

  • Nature Visit
  • Community Helper
  • Science Rules
  • Let’s Play
  • Good Eats
  • Discover KPL
  • Building Challenge
  • Math Champ
  • Local Author
  • Resident Artist
  • Fuzzy Friend
  • Map Maker
  • Time Traveler
  • Book Reviewer
  • World Explorer

Adult (Ages 18 and Up)

Level 1: 1,000 pages

  • Win your choice of a coupon for free Papa John’s Garlic Knots OR a copy of Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb

  • Entry for a Downtown Kirkwood gift card

Level 2: 2,000 pages

  • Completion prize: One mini bag of popcorn from Kirkwood POP CO!
  • Entry for the grand prize: Vortex Optics Crossfire Binoculars

Level 3: 2,500 pages

  • Extra entry for the grand prize
  • Raffle ticket to be used in one of 9 prize bundles (see what you could win at the Reference desk)

Completing extra challenges also earns one raffle ticket, which counts as one entry towards a prize bundle. Visit the library during open hours to claim your raffle ticket and enter the drawing of your choice!

  • Adventure Chronicles: Upload a photo of you reading outside.
  • Book Review: Give us a review of one book you read this summer.
  • Book to Film: Tell us the name of the movie or TV show you watched that was adapted from a book.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure: Attend a library program. Your program presenter will share a code word during the event. Listen for the code and submit it here!
  • Epic Saga: Enter your haiku about a fun day out.
  • Expand Your Horizon: Tell us which book you read.
  • Explore Your Library: Check out a piece of our equipment (try using this list!) and type what you checked out here.
  • Green Challenge: Let us know what eco-friendly change you want to make.
  • Podcast Escapades: Listen to a podcast episode and pay attention to hear the secret code word. Enter it here to complete the challenge!
  • Reading Bingo: Connect five squares horizontally, vertically, or diagonally on this reading bingo card (click the link to access). Enter the activities you completed to earn a raffle ticket!

Other Programs


Sponsors

Thank you to these sponsors who helped support the Children and Teen Summer Reading programs!

Britt’s Bakehouse | Chili’s | Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate | Dougherty Orthodontics | Great Harvest Bread Company of Kirkwood | Junction Orthodontics | Kirkwood Performing Arts Center | The Magic House | Penn Station East Coast Subs | Pottery Hollow | Raising Cane’s | Texas Roadhouse | Tropical Moose | Webster-Kirkwood Times | Wendy’s


Thank you to these sponsors who helped support the Adult Summer Reading program!

Papa John’s

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

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Summer Reading - May 18th through August 12th!

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