Summer Reading

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 Summer is nearly here, and that means it’s time for RCPL’s Annual Summer Reading Program.

Participate in weekly events, track your reading to earn prizes, and encourage reading and education through this summer-long program!


Begins on May 30th during normal Library operating hours.

If you miss registration week, don’t sweat it! RCPL is accepting registrations all summer long for the duration of the program.

Registration forms are located at the bottom of this page. 


Ages 0 – 36 months: Tuesdays @ 10:15 am with Miss Marilyn
Ages 3 – 5: Thursdays @ 11 am with Miss Sandy
Ages 6 – 8: Thursdays @ 1 pm with Miss Sandy
Ages 9 – 12: Thursdays @ 3 pm with Miss Sandy

Teen Programs: Cardboard Armor Workshops –
Cardboard Workshop flyer UPDATED

Adult Programs

  • Check Your Community’s Pulse Rate – July 18 @ 6 pm
    Presented by Kentucky’s Area Health Education Center. Explore Kentucky health statistics and discover where
    Kentucky stands relative to the rest of the nation.  Plus…Play a game of Jeopardy!
    Each participant will be entered for a door prize.
  • Upcycled Art Workshop – July 25 @ 6 pm
    Create a unique lantern!

Family Events:

  • Revisit the 60’s on Tie Dye – Rescheduled for Tuesday, July 11, @ 6 pm
    Please bring a white cotton T-Shirt or light colored item to tie dye.
    (Family Program)
  • Meet a Firefighter! – Thursday,  July 13, @ 6 pm (Family Program)
  • Cambo the Clown – Cambo is back with juggling, clown magic, and nonsense!
    Friday,  July 14, @ 5 pm (Family Program) The Library will have extended hours for patrons – 9 am – 8 pm
  • Family Movie Night –  Thursday, July 20, @ 6 pm
  • Finale Picnic (Cave Run Lake Spillway) – July 27 @ 6 pm


RCPL Summer Reading will culminate in a finale of great prizes and fun on July 27th. Groups will meet at their normal times to select their prizes for reading.*
Then, at the end of the day, everyone will gather at Cave Run Lake Spillway for hot dogs, chips, drinks, and snow cones during our Summer Reading Finale Picnic from 6 – 8 pm.

*Please Note: Prize distribution for young readers, ages 0 – 36 months, will meet on Tuesday, July 25th, at 10:15 am for their prizes.

Adults may choose prizes anytime from 11 am – 3 pm on the finale day, July 27.

You may register for Summer Reading by visiting the Children’s Area and filling out a registration form at the Library or select one of the forms below, print, fill out, then bring your completed SR form to the Children’s Area. 

SR teenform SR Adult form SR Child Form