Launching June 1 and continuing until August 31, Summer Reading 2017 will be a celebration of astronomy, space, and the upcoming solar eclipse with the theme, LOOK UP.


  • A free three-month program at all library branches that encourages babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read, or be read to, at least 20 minutes every day throughout the summer.
  • Dozens of free events are offered at the Main Library and Mills Branch all summer long for all ages.


Reading logs can be downloaded HERE. Reading logs are also available at all library branches. We ask that children and teens register for summer reading by visiting any library branch in order to receive their registration bag. The last day to turn in reading logs is September 9.


Calendars can be downloaded below and are also available at all library branches.


  • Registration is open from June 1 to August 31.
  • Babies, children, and tweens: Pick up a registration bag at the Children’s Desk located in the basement of the Main Library or visit one of our branches.
  • Teens: Pick up a registration bag at the Teen Desk located in the Teen Zone on the mezzanine floor of the Main Library or visit one of our branches.
  • Adults do not have to register for summer reading.


  • Write down or mark with a sticker each day you read 20 minutes or more. Bring your reading log back to any library branch at the end of each month to pick up that month’s prize as well as a grand prize drawing entry. You can earn up to three grand prize drawing entries.
  • There will be a grand prize drawing for kids, teens, and adults in September.


  • JUNE: Summer Reading T-Shirt
  • JULY: Eclipse Glasses & Water Bottle
  • AUGUST: Book
  • GRAND PRIZE: $50 Gift Cards


  • JUNE: Sticky Note Cube
  • JULY: Eclipse Glasses
  • AUGUST: Coffee Mug
  • GRAND PRIZE: $50 Gift Cards & Virtual Reality Vouchers


  • Studies have shown that children who read during the summer generally maintain their reading skills and that children who see their parents read, or who read with their parents, generally score higher on standardized tests.
  • Reading is important for everyone in the community, regardless of age, and reading is a skill that grows with practice. It’s free, easy to do because you read whatever you like at your own pace, and it’s a fun, easy, zero-risk way of showing your support for the public library and its services.

*while supplies last

Summer Reading 2017 is sponsored by McDonald’s and the Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board