Summer Reading 2017

Preschool, K-5, and Middle School

We are celebrating the University Heights branch renovation with this year’s summer reading theme, “Dream, Build, Share!” Children of all ages, birth through middle school, can sign up by visiting any library branch. Every child who signs up will get to choose a book to keep!

Our program for preschoolers includes activities for your little readers to earn a raffle ticket for special prizes, including a membership to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Children grades K–8 can complete their own log and activity sheet to receive raffle tickets. The reading log takes 30 days to complete and children can complete more than one to earn movie, book, gamer, or food-themed prizes. Children can also receive additional raffle tickets by completing special activities, such as signing up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, performing an act of kindness, and attending summer reading events at any branch.

Finally, Fun Packs will be available for all ages to pick up this summer at any branch, while supplies last. Click here for Summer Reading programs for kids!

Raffle prizes for kids K-8:

Book Bundle

  • $30 Mac’s Backs: Books on Coventry Gift Card
  • $30 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
  • Book tote

Movie Bundle

  • Copy of Moana (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Combo)
  • $25 Cleveland Cinema Gift Card
  • $25 Regal Cinema Gift Card
  • Various Movie Candy

Taste of Coventry Bundle (Food)

  • $20 to Tommy’s
  • $20 to Picadilly’s

Mobile Gamer Bundle

  • 1 Crossy Road Blind Box
  • Minecraft: Lego “The Cave”
  • Minecraft Card Game
  • Plush Pikachu
  • Pokemon Gym Badge Set (Gen1)
  • Either a $25 Google Play Gift Card or a $25 iTunes Gift Card to be chosen by the winner


Calling all high school students! Sign up at any branch starting June 1 and get one free copy of March: Book Three by Congressman John Lewis, and get the chance to win a Mac’s Backs Goodies Basket or a Kindle Fire. After you finish, return with a letter explaining the effect this book had on you and your impression of the Civil Rights era. This letter may be displayed in the library or mailed to Congressman Lewis. All participants may choose an alternative book, but are required to return a review form to receive a raffle ticket. You may also attend a teen program to receive another raffle ticket. Click here for programs for teens!

Adults: It’s All Fun and Games!

Between June 1 and August 10, visit any of our branches to submit an entry form for each and every book you read or listen to. With each entry, you’ll be eligible for a chance to win weekly prizes, as well as one of three grand prizes: a Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7”, a prize package of game and puzzle related items worth $100, and a Kindle Fire HD 8. You can also enter each time you attend any of our It’s All Fun and Games library programs for adults. Good luck and happy reading! Click here for programs for adults.