Summer Reading – 2018

2018/06/04 10:00:00

until Prize Pickup begins for 2018 Summer Reading: Libraries Rock!

  • Online registration starts the day after Memorial Day.
  • Reading starts the day after Memorial Day.
  • Prize Pick-up starts the first Monday in June.
  • Prize Pick-up, the Bead Bank, and Grand Prize Boxes close at 8p.m. on the last Wednesday in July.
  • Grand Prize winners are drawn at the Reader Reward Show.
  • Grand Prize winners will be notified by phone by 5 p.m. on the last Friday of July.
  • Grand Prizes may be picked up starting 9a.m. on the last Saturday of July and for two weeks after that.

Babies & Toddlers

Newborn to 36 Months

  • Register online – just name and birthdate!
  • Print or pick up a Tiny Reading Log.
  • Print or pick up a Literacy Challenge Sheet.
  • Bring your completed Tiny Reading Log to the library to win 5 Prize Slips, frozen custard, & 2 free books.
  • Bring your completed Literacy Challenge Sheet to the library to win 5 Prize Slips and a collectible Duckie. Expect to read, sing, talk, play, and “write” with your child.
  • Celebrate this reading milestone with a Summer Reading Certificate and coupons from our sponsors after completing either a Tiny Reading Log or a Literacy Challenge Sheet.
  • Can’t stop reading? Print or pick up an Extreme Reading Log to win more Prize Slips.
  • Get a Grand Prize Slip at each Story Time.
  • Drop your Prize Slips in the Grand Prize Boxes for a chance to win one of many Grand Prizes.


Build early learning skills!

Enjoy fun, developmental activities with your child.

Attend programs and enjoy story times at the Mason Community Center or Kings Mills Elementary!

Register, read to earn books and/or complete a Literacy Challenge Sheet to earn a ducky. Either earns you a Certificate as well as chances to win Grand Prizes!

Grand prizes include Cozy Coupes, bubble machines, gift baskets, and more.

0-36 “How To” Flyer and Children’s Event Calendar

Tiny Reading Log
Literacy Challenge
Extreme Tiny Reading Log


Ages 3 to Grade 6

  • Register online – just name,birthdate, and Fall school & grade!
  • Print or pick up a Reading Log.
  • Claim your bead chain & collectible Summer Reading medallion at the library.
  • Read or listen to stories anywhere in the world. You earn one solid color bead for every 15 minutes. Mark your reading on your Reading Log.
  • Bring your Reading Log to the library to collect your prizes. Trade in your solid beads for fancy beads at the Bead Bank.
  • Can’t stop reading? Print or pick up an Extreme Reading Log to win more beads and Prize Slips.
  • Get a Fun Shape Bead and a Grand Prize Slip  at each library program you attend.
  • Put your Prize Slips in the Grand Prize Boxes for a chance to win one of many Grand Prizes.
  • Note: 2018/19 MECC, Western Row, and Mason Intermediate students may receive PTO prizes only IF parents give us parental permission to share your information with your school. Reading All Star: At 20 hours, fill out a star for the school bulletin board. Reading Rock Star: Keep reading until at least 32 hours to be receive a certificate and be invited to an frozen custard sundae party with the principal this fall. PTO Flyer


Read, bead, & win!

Record reading time on your printed paper Reading Log or Extreme Reading Log. Bring your Log to the library during June and July to receive your beads . Trade in solid beads at our library Bead Bank for glittery, metallic, color-changing, or shape beads. Earn collectible beads by attending programs.

Earn a bead every 15 minutes and Grand Prize entry slips every 4 hours! Win Bonus prizes like frozen custard, a free Lazer Kraze mission, and more.

Grand prizes include bikes, Reds tickets, Echo Dots, Lego sets, a ukelele, an Art prize, a Science prize, a $70 Lazer Kraze gift card, Kings Island tickets, and more!


Age 3-Grade 6 “How To” Flyer
Children’s Event Calendar

Reading Log
Extreme Reading Log

Children’s Grand Prize List – updated 5/30/18


Ages 12 to 18

  • Please use NEXT FALL’s school & grade when you register.
  • To Log In, click here. To set up an account, click Join Here on that page.
  • We suggest firstname.lastname as your username.
  • You can use last year’s username and password. There’s a way to recover forgotten passwords!
  • MMS students should register for the TEEN program to win a scoop of free Frozen Custard  from Mason PTO & Culvers and a certificate after reading 5 Books — but ONLY IF parents give us parental permission during registration to share data with the school. PTO Flyer


Read & win!

Register online and start reading!

Read a book! Win a book! (up to 5 books)

Complete online challenges for additional prize entries.

Share reviews with other teens.

Grand prizes include $100 Visa gift card, a ukelele, Kings Island tickets, 1 month subscription to Loot Crate (up to a $40 value), LazerKraze gift cards, and more.

Teen Flyer & Teen Events

Teen Grand Prizes

Thanks to our partners, Deerfield Township and the City of Mason, and to the many local businesses and organizations that have sponsored or made donations to our children’s and teen’s summer reading program: Acting Up,  Angilo’s Pizza, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Créme de la Créme,  Culver’s, the Goddard School of Mason, Goldstar Chili, Gym-Nation, Kings Island, Kings Local School District, Kiwanis of Mason, LazerKraze, LaRosas, Tricia McCaffery/Usborne Books, Mason City Schools, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, Ohio State Parks,  Rainbow Child Care Center, UDF,  and the Volunteer Friends of the Mason Public Library

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