Summer Reading – 2019

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until 2019 Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories!

  • 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 about 36 Months

  • Register online – just name and birthdate!
  • Print or pick up either a Baby Gamecard or a Toddler Gamecard.
  • Bring your completed Gamecard to the library or to a Bouncy, Toddler, or Active Story Time to earn frozen custard, bubbles, coupons from our Sponsors, and a Certificate as well as five chances to win Grand Prizes!
  • Get a Grand Prize Slip each time you attend a Story Time. Summer Story Times are held at the Mason Community Center and at a Deerfield Township Park (location to be announced).
  • Drop your Prize Slips in the Grand Prize Boxes at the library for a chance to win a bubble machine, gift basket, and more.

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

Baby Gamecard

Toddler Gamecard

Children’s Grand Prize List


Ages 3 to Grade 6

  • Register online – just name, birthdate, and Fall school & grade!
  • Pick up a Reading Log.& your Reading Necklace with its 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 and Reading Necklace to the library to collect your prizes. Trade in your solid beads for fancy beads at the Bead Bank.
  • Put your Prize Slips in the Grand Prize Boxes for a chance to win one of many Grand Prizes.

Need MORE beads and Grand Prize Slips? 

  • Read more, lots more! Print or pick up an Extreme Reading Log to win more beads and Prize Slips.
  • Attend the library’s Preschool, Active, or STEM Story Times and Movies. Collect a Bonus Bead and a Grand Prize Slip  at each STEM Story Time or Movie you attend.


  • Note: 2019/20 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.  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 typically include Reds tickets, an Echo Dot, a Kindle Fire tablet, a Lego set, an Art prize, a Science prize, a 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


Ages 12 to 18

  • new program coming soon!

Grand prizes include $100 Visa gift card,  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 2018 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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