Summer Library Program

Prevent the Summer Reading Slide

Children who read during the summer improve their comprehension skills and are better prepared when school starts again in the fall. On the other hand, children who do not read lose some of their reading skills over the summer. The good news is that reading even a few minutes a day throughout the summer can prevent this achievement loss and it also leads to free rewards at the library! Stop in throughout the summer to stock up on books, talk with the children's librarian, and engage in programs, storytimes, and other activities.
A group of girls walking with the Faribault Library in the background

Ways you can help your child be motivated about summer reading:

  • Participate in the Summer Library Program. 
  • Stop in the library to get a Reading & Activity Log for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge 
  • Choose fun books. 
  • Let your child pick the books they want to read.
  • Read a book of riddles and then make up your own.
  • Check out a cookbook and make a new recipe.
  • Listen to audiobooks.
  • Try out Tumblebooks, hoopla, and Libby.
  • Keep reading aloud to all of your children, no matter what age they are.
  • Set aside time each day to read with your child.

Fun Fridays 

Join us Fridays at 10a in Central Park, June 23-July 28 for awesome outdoor performances by some of our long-time favorites! All of the performances will be ASL interpreted. Click here for a copy of the 2023 Summer Library Program flyer for more details or pick one up at the library. 

Click HERE to sign up for the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge for youth!

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If special accommodations are needed, please call the library at 507-334-2089 with at least 72 hours advanced notice.

During programs, library staff or local media may take photographs to be used for library publicity. If you do not wish your child to be photographed, please inform the staff member in charge. Names of children in photographs will not be included without written consent from a parent or guardian.

Library Photo Album

Check out the photo albums on the library's Facebook page to see all the fun we have at programs in the summer and throughout the year.

Special Recognition

A big thank you to the Friends of Buckham Memorial Library, who sponsored many of our special performers and purchased most of the incentives that youth earn as a part of the Summer Library Program!