Children's Summer Reading Club

For children ages 0 - 11
Tuesday, May 30 - Sunday, August 13



Sign Up!


It's Allen Public Library's 50th birthday! Celebrate with us this summer! Come to the library, get a reading log, and read your way toward some cool prizes. You can pick up a reading log starting May 30. You can turn in your finished log and receive your prize starting June 19 (while supplies last).
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This year you get the chance to choose your challenge! Choose to read 25 books or for 25 hours. Once you have chosen your challenge, you can begin. You can read or listen to any books you want! The last day to turn in your reading log is August 13. Need help on choosing a book?  Take a look at our new Children's Book List page.

What do I get when I finish?


Prizes will be given out starting June 19 while supplies last. Turn in your reading logs anytime between June 19 and August 13 to receive:
  • A free book
  • Coupons
  • Entry into a Family Fun Prize Basket drawing
Check out the baskets in the Library gallery during the months of May, June and July. Winners of the Family Fun Prize Baskets will be contacted by August 25. Baskets are given to winners on a first come, first served basis.

Sample Children's Prize Pack

Important Dates


May 30: First day of Summer Reading, First day you can pick up a log
June 10: Family Cultural Festival, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
June 19: First day prizes will be available
August 13: Last day to turn in your log and pick up your prize

Programs and Performers!


There are a variety of programs at the library this summer for all ages. Check out our program page!

Can't pick up a log?


You can download a copy (starting May 30, 2017) and print it at home. Remember, you can only turn in one reading log for the summer!

APL 50th Birthday Bookmark Contest!

Celebrate Allen Public Library’s 50th Anniversary by creating a bookmark that shows why you love your library! One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18, and adult. Winning entries will be professionally printed and promoted within the Library. Winners will be announced in October 2017.

For more details and contest rules, see the contest submission form online or at the Library from June 1 – July 31, 2017.

Bookmark Contest starts June 1 and ends July 31.


Did you know that all ages can participate in Summer Reading Club?