Summer Reading 2023 is here!
Summer Reading Adventures Await You and the Whole Family at Southeast Oklahoma Library System. Your local library is the place to be this summer! You will see activities, books, and programs that center around the 2023 Summer Reading theme, All Together Now : Todos Juntos Ahora – Kindness/Friendship/Unity (with artwork by Frank Morrison).
All 16 libraries and our Bookmobile will be hosting a variety of activities during the summer, including educational programs, reading challenges, craft projects, story times, performances, and more.
Summer Reading Prevents the Summer Slide
For young people, Summer Reading is more than just fun. It actually helps prevent the summer learning slide. Children who do not read and do not continue learning during their summer vacations can lose two months of achievement and fall behind in school. Keeping young people reading and learning during their summer vacation is key to the future success of students.
To enhance your local Summer Reading program, here's some more resources that parents can use to help their children keep learning during their summer vacations:
How to Prevent Your Kids From Losing What They Learned in School During Summer Vacation
Oklahoma Department of Libraries and local libraries have partnered with the OKC Zoo and OG&E on the Read for Adventure summer reading promotion. When a family checks out the book Juniper’s Butterfly Garden, they will receive a voucher redeemable for FREE admission to the Oklahoma City Zoo for four people (child, adult, or senior). The voucher is good through June 30, 2023. Check out the book today for some extra fun this Summer!
Take and Make for Adults
Take and Make for Children
Take and Make for Teens
Book Bugs Storytime
StorytimeStorytime introduces children to books and other fun and interactive activities while assisting in the development of early literacy skills. Parents/Guardians must remain with their children during the Story Time program.
Adult Exercise Hour
This program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services & Technology Act, administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.