Family Summer Reading Program!

Family Summer Reading Program 2024 Summer Tales, Experiments And More! June 3rd through July 31st


Welcome to the HBMLibrary Family Summer Reading Program 2024! The Reading Program is for all ages and family sizes. Are you ready for a summer loaded with reading, program events, and prizes? If you have any questions about anything Summer Reading related, please do not hesitate to call the Information Desk at 614-879-8448.


Summer Tales, Experiments, And More! is brought to you by
a generous grant from Battelle in partnership with HBMLibrary.


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How does it work?

There is no registration required for the Reading Program. All you have to do is either print out the reading log from the PDF below or pick up a physical copy at the Library and read for 12 hours. Once you finish your 12 hours, bring the completed reading log back to the Library for your completion prize and to enter your ticket into the Grand Prize Drawings. There are 5 Read-On tickets per person to get more entries into the Grand Prize Drawings that will take place in August. Grand Prize Winners will be notified over the phone.


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When does the Family Summer Reading Program start?

The Family Summer Reading Program 2024 starts on Monday, June 3rd! Reading logs will be available at the Library or you can print the PDF below. Be sure to print it double-sided on the short edge so the tickets line up correctly. If you can't, please print each page seperately. 

Our first "Kick-Off" program is Dino-ROAR on Friday, June 7th at the West Jefferson Community Center. The Dino-ROAR Tour presentation begins at 11 AM with dino exhibits and The Madison County Darby Creek Chapter of the Archeological Society of Ohio.


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What are the Friday Programs?

Friday Programs are designed for your children to explore science in a fun and exciting way! The Library has planned 5 Friday programs throughout June and July (with the exception of July 5th for the Independence Holiday) that are full of activities and/or presenters. All programs follow our theme and are mainly S.T.E.A.M. focused. Each program will start at 10:30 AM, followed by lunch at noon at the Library for the kids.  A full schedule of events is available in PDF format at the bottom of this page.


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When does Summer Reading End?

The Family Summer Reading Program will end with the "Summertime 'Splash'tacular!'" on Friday, July 26th, at the West Jefferson Community Center. Along with the kick-off, this event will start at 11 AM. All the attractions at this event are water-based, so make sure to come prepared to get wet, and don't forget your towel and/or change of clothes. There will be a water slide, foam cannon, crafts, and more!


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What are the completion prizes this year?

Once again HBMLibrary will be providing children/teens who complete FSRP with a new LEGO kit! If you are curious about what is available to earn, stop by the Library and check out the specially decorated room. Children ages 1 and under will earn a small stuffed animal and an early learning board book. Adults will have a choice between an HBMLibrary engraved hat, tumbler, or bag.

All who finish FSRP will earn a coupon packet while supplies last. Some highlights are the Ohio State Fair, Flyers, Raising Cane's, BIBIBOP Asian Grill, and the Ohio Renaissance Festival.


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What are the Grand Prizes this year?

The Grand Prizes are brought to you by sponsors of the Family Summer Reading Program. A complete list of prizes can be found in a PDF at the bottom of this page. Listed below are some of the highlights.

**There will be a 1/2 way Grand Prize drawing for King's Island tickets for those who complete FSRP by Saturday, June 29th at 2 PM. The drawing will take place the week of July 1st. **

10" Kindle Fire Tablets (Adults only) - Donated by the Friends of the Library
Sweet Madeline's Gift Card - Donated by a local business
Daily Buzz Gift Card - Donated by a local business
Vertical Adventure's Gift Card
Pinot Palette Gift Card
Brush Crazy Gift Card


Curious about the presenters? Check out their websites!


Blue gear with a green palm tree in the middle that says Challenge Island       Whiz Bang Science Show with a purple burst and a rocket        DINO ROAR! TOUR logo with t-rex skull  Matt Jergens Comedy Juggler logo with photo of matt holding juggling pins

talewise Learning Powered by Stories logo  Columbus Zoo and Aquarium logo 


A huge THANK YOU to all of the sponsors this year!!!!! (Listed in no particular order)

Friends of the HBMLibrary
The Daily Buzz
Sweet Madeline's Vintage Bakery
The United Methodist Church
Young's Jersey Dairy
Champaign Berry Farm
King's Island
Ohio Renaissance Festival
Ohio State Fair
Flyers Pizza & Subs
Pat's Pizza & Pub
Ohio State Parks & Watercraft
Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Texas Roadhouse
Raising Cane's
Cleveland Monsters
Pinot's Palette
Brush Crazy
Vertical Adventures
Thurber House
The Grainery
Rockin' Jump
Frisch's Big Boy