A Universe of Stories

May 24 - July 28

Participate in the Adult Summer Reading program!  No registration required.  You don't even need a library card!  All you have to do is be 18 or older by July 28 and turn in your reading log(s) in person to the Reference desk by 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28 to be eligible for the final prize drawing.

The Basics

Earn prizes for reading materials you enjoy!  You may read any adult or teen titles you wish!  Audiobooks and eBooks count, too! Just make sure you read/listen to all titles between May 24 and July 28.

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You may choose to read by time or by title.

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Stop by the Library to pick up a reading log and keep track of the time or titles you read. Reading logs may be picked up at the Reference desk, the Information desk, and the Summer Reading Club sign-up table.  All reading logs must be returned in person.

Earn Prizes!

Bring in your first reading log to receive a tote bag.  The first 400 participants to turn in a reading slip will receive a coupon for a fresh baked cookie from the Food for Thought Cafe.  You may return your reading slips to the Reference desk beginning Monday, June 17.  All reading logs must be returned in person by 5 p.m. July 28 in order to be eligible for the grand prize drawing.  You do not need to be present to win.


At Allen Public Library, everyone is a winner!  Get a tote bag with coupons and other goodies for reading two books or 10 hours!

Every two books OR 10 hours read enters you into the grand prize drawing to win one of five gift cards to the Watters Creek shopping center.  Winners will be notified by 6 p.m. Friday, August 2.

You may read any adult or teen titles, but if you want to challenge yourself, check out our reading resources on the bookshelf!

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905

Sponsored by: The Friends of the Allen Library

Did you know that all ages can participate in summer reading clubs?

Kid's Summer Reading Club
Pre-Readers and Grades K - 6
Teen Summer Reading Club
Grades 7 - 12