Summer Reading Program 2022

Summer Reading Program Kick-Off

May 26 @ 5:30PM – This year we will be kicking off our Summer Reading Program with a Virtual Program from the Memphis Zoo.  Zoo members will give us a tour of the Northwest Passage exhibit and teach us about their sea lions and polar bears!  There will be light refreshments and door prizes for those participating in our Juvenile, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading Programs.

Story Time Programs

All story time programs will occur on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM unless otherwise indicated.

June 7th – 2:00PM – Splash from the PBS TV show Splash and Bubbles will come to visit!

June 14th – Ocean Sink or Float Discovery Station – Spanish/English

June 21st – Jellyfish Theme with Hanging Jellyfish Cups Craft

June 28th – Shark Theme with Shark Lady Suncatchers Craft

July 5th – Pirate Theme with Pirate Hats Craft – Spanish/English

July 12th – Seashells Theme with Watercolor Sea Shell Painting

July 19th – Fish Theme with 3D Fish Bowl Craft

July 26th – Water STEAM

Adult Programs

May 25th- 10 am – 11am – Alzheimer’s Association: What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease (open to caregivers, individuals with alzheimer’s disease, family members affected by the disease, and health care professionals)

June 15th- 2pm – 3pm- Career Coach Van will be at the library helping with job seeker services, will have information on local organizations hiring currently, and information for those seeking their GED. 

June 22nd- 10 am – 11 am – Alzheimer’s Association: Healthy Living for Brain and Body: Reducing Risk! (open to caregivers, individuals with alzheimer’s disease, family members affected by the disease, and health care professionals)

June 29th – Come and Go All Day Event: Greener Life Program & DIY Cleaner

 July 18th- Stay tuned for more details- Program by Rebecca Seratt with the 4H Extension Office! 

July 27th- 10 am – 11 am – Alzheimer’s Association: The 10 Warning Signs (open to caregivers, individuals with alzheimer’s disease, family members affected by the disease, and health care professionals)

Family Programs

June 11th @ 10:00AM – Field Trip to Chickasaw State Park. Meet at the swimming bathhouse at the State Park at 10am!

June 16th @ 5:30PM – Family Map Making Night

Please register here

July 20th @ 10:00AM – Field Trip to Solid Waste Education Center

July 28th @ 5:00PM – Family Bingo Tournament

Please register here

Teen Programs

June 4th @ 11:00AM – Teen Kickoff: Nailed It Cupcake Decorating Challenge

June 13th @ 3:00PM – Teen Jeopardy Tournament (Winner receives a prize!)

Please register here

June 23rd @ 3:30PM – Teen Advisory Board: Seven Wonders Engineering Day

July 7th @ 5:00PM – Teen Craft: Plastic Bag Plant Potter and Marbled Mugs

July 23rd @ 11:00AM – Teen Bermuda Triangle Escape Room Challenge

July 28th @ 3:30PM – Teen Advisory Board: Treasure Chest & Jewelry Boxes

**Teen programs are for teens aged 12-18**

Awards Day

July 27th – Come and Go All Day Event: For participants of the Adult, Teen, or Juvenile SRP.

Point System and Prizes

This year will be a little different for the prizes that children/teens/adults earn. Books/audiobooks will be logged on an online program called ReadSquared (instructions are below). Based on the program you are registered for and the amount of items you read/listen to, you will earn points. You can then use these points to “purchase” prizes from your programs prize store. On the awards day in July, each participant’s prizes will be put together and made available along with a reading certificate for the summer.

Many have asked if we are still doing the coupon prizes. The short answer is, YES! We still are. We were just fortunate enough this year to be able to offer additional prizes as an incentive for all participants and as a thank you for supporting our library this summer!

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support through donations of coupons and prize materials!

Southern Chic Spatique


Hello Gorgeous

Freed Hardeman University Book Store

Bell’s Drive In       

McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Jacks            

Thank you to the Teen Advisory Board for their wonderful work on decorations for this years program!

To view the overall point system, please click the following link:  SRP 2022 Point System.

Middle School Book Club

Registration for the 2022 Middle School Book Club is now closed. 

Children who have finished third grade through fifth grade may participate, but each child must sign up to attend.

Middle School Book Club meets every Thursday in June and July at 2:00 pm.  Meetings are available in person or virtually. Books are being provided at no cost to attendees thanks to a grant from Southwest Electric: Community for Change Grant.

Click here to sign up!

Click MSB Description & Schedule 2022 to view this years schedule and line up of books!

LEGO Contest

For 2022, the Chester County Library will be hosting our 4th annual LEGO Creation Competition.  The theme this year is the ocean, so we encourage submissions following the theme such as of fish, oceans scenes, coral reef, ocean animals, etc.  Any submissions must be original works.  You get more points for not using a kit.  Need ideas? The library has several great LEGO creation books available for checkout!

Entries are divided between entering preschool-1st grade, 2nd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade.

Submissions are due July 1, 2022.

Full contest information and entry sheet with submission tag can be viewed here:  2022 Lego Contest Info & Registration.

How to Log Books & Earn Prizes!

Reading/Listening Logs

Start Date: May 15, 2022

End Date: July 15, 2022

Click Readsquared Instructions for picture instructions on how to register.

1. Go to the Readsquared URL.  The library will have the Readsquared home page saved on our laptop, Ipad, and Catalog Computer if you choose to log books at the library.

2. You will need to sign up for the SRP.  You can choose to register as a family (a primary user with multiple readers).

3. Click on the register button in top left hand portion of the screen.

4. Choose to register “myself only” or “myself & other readers” (last option is best for families with multiple participants)

5. Enter information for account holder (for family accounts, you will enter primary adult first) – Information includes your age and which program you want to sign up for (Adult, Teen, or Children/Juvenile).

6. Enter other registration information – first/last name, email address, create a username and password.

7. For family accounts, you will be prompted to add other readers and assign them to the appropriate program.  Username and password are not required for additional readers under a family account.  Last name and email address will carry over from primary user registration.