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Summer Reading 2010

This year we're "Setting Sail," making a splash, and making waves with the library's great offerings. Come to the library for our special events — and read, watch, and listen to library materials for a chance at great prizes! Summer Reading sign-up starts June 21st for all ages. You can come into the library to register, or sign in and register online. Either way, you'll be given an age-appropriate reading log with rules, prize information, and more. Complete your reading log by August 11th for a really fantastic prize!

Also be sure to check out our Short Story and Manga Drawing contests for more ways to win!

We will be blogging about Summer Reading for the next few months. You can see all the posts at the Summer Reading Blog Page. Looking for some recommended reads? We've got plenty. To see library programs and events, check out the Summer Reading issue of our Connections newsletter. Come back often for the most important Summer Reading updates!
Date Event
Monday, June 21 First Day of Summer Reading
Monday, June 28 First Day to Receive Prizes
Wednesday, August 11 Last Day to Register and Turn in Reading Logs
August 4-11 Scholastic Book Fair
Saturday, August 14 Prize Drawing Date


  • Baby — For newborns to not yet 2 years old
  • Listener — For children ages 2 to not yet reading on their own
  • Reader — For readers through grade 4
Participating is easy!:
  • Fill in each activity on your log after you've completed the instruction
  • When you finish 3 out of 5 in a section, you can come to the library and get a prize
  • If you finish all 15 activities, you are eligible for an additional prize drawing

Tweens & Teens

  • Tween — For kids going into grade 5 or 6
  • Teen — For teens going into grade 7 through 12
Participate in a Summer program that rewards you for reading, listening, and using library materials.


Adults (18 years of age or older) can participate by "Setting Sail with Summer Reading". The program encourages participants to explore literature and movies with the opportunity to win prizes for each of the three levels completed:
  • Checkpoint 1: Flip Video Camcorder
  • Checkpoint 2: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Checkpoint 3: $50 Gas Card
  • Checkpoint 4: $50 Gas Card
  • Checkpoint 5: Great Wolf Lodge Getaway Package


The Canton Public Library would like to thank the following businesses for supporting Summer Reading 2010:
Logo Organization
Friends of the Canton Public Library
Skatin’ Station II
Max and Erma’s Restaurant
Plymouth Whalers
Super Bowl
Riverside Skate Arena