May 23 – June 3
Kick Off Celebration
June 4 @ 9AM-12PM
Weekly Programs in June
Ages 0 to 3
Mondays @ 10 AM
Ages 3 to 5
Fridays @ 10 AM
Ages 5 to 8
Mondays @ 5 PM
Ages 9 to 12
Mondays @ 6 PM
Special Hours in June
We will be open late on Mondays!
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Printable Calendar of Events
Summer Reading Program
Family Membership to the Tennessee Aquarium
We’re giving away 4 Family Memberships to the Tennessee Aquarium!
Everyone who signs up for the summer reading program has their name entered once. Each week a child can get an additional entry by coming to a program at the library.
We’ll divide the entries by age group and draw the winners at Harris Park on July 1st.
(Only families with children participating in the summer reading program are eligible to win the drawing.
Families have until July 15th to pick up their prize at the library or a new name will be drawn.
The child who won the prize must be
with the family member collecting the prize.)
ARE YOU READY TO READ?
Join us this June for a fun-filled summer reading program. We’ll have prizes, crafts, and activities for kids of all ages!
Help us out! We need several volunteers at the Summer Reading Program Kick Off on Saturday, June 4th. If you are interested in helping, please click the Volunteer Form below. If you have any questions, call us at 423-949-2357, message us on Facebook, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting May 22nd, you can preregister for the Sequatchie County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Preregistration is available both online – see the button above – or in-person at the library.
We will offer 4 weekly, in-person programs at the library for children.
Normal registration will begin June 4th at the Kick Off Celebration.
Kick Off Celebration
Save the date June 4th because you don’t want to miss our Kick Off Celebration at the library from 9AM to Noon. We’ll have giveaway bags for the first 200 kids, carnival-style games, face-painting, and more.
How Does Our Summer Reading Program Work?
- Come to the Library.
- Get a Summer Reading Log.
- Read 20 Minutes Every Day in June.
- For every 20 Minutes of reading, mark a circle in your reading log. (Reading aloud counts for every child listening.)
- Pick up a prize each week for filling in at least 7 new circles on your Summer Reading Log!
(Children cannot collect more than 1 prize per week – not including prizes given away at programs or events.)
Do I Have to Read Books on My Reading Level?
While we recommend challenging yourself to grow as a reader, the library does not require proof that your read books on your level. We want to make our summer reading program more accessible to reluctant readers. Reluctant readers are typically reluctant to read because they struggle with the mechanics of decoding and comprehension, or because they associate reading with homework.
We hope to encourage all our patrons to read books that they enjoy, and reading 20 minutes every day makes an incredible difference in vocabulary and comprehension – even when the books are from a lower reading level. This practice also makes reading a habit – which is a big step in creating life-long readers.
Do I Need a Library Card to Participate?
No, we do not require a library card to participate in our summer reading program or any of our summer activities. Remember that library cards are free and give you access to our collection at the library and thousands of ebooks and audiobooks through Tennessee READS.
June 4 from 9AM to 12PM – Kick Off – All Ages – Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program, get prizes, play games, and more!
June 10 at 1pm – Meet Ollie Otter – Child Passenger Safety Education – Ages Kindergarten to 4th Grade
June 14 at 6pm – Virtual Tour of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – Preschoolers to 12 Years Old
June 17 at 10am – Oceans of Fun Puppet Show – Preschoolers to 12 Years Old (mostly for younger kids)
July 1 from 9AM to 11AM – Closing Part at Harris Park! All ages! We’ll be in the small pavilion between the Splash Pad and the Playground.