Kids Summer Reading

About Summer Reading

Children and teens who participate in summer library programs benefit from engaging activities and opportunities which promote literacy development and help to counter summer slide. Summer library programs for all ages enhance lifelong learning and provide meaningful, enjoyable experiences available to everyone in the community. The State Library is proud to support libraries in this endeavor.

Tails and Tales: Summer Reading 2021

The Monroe County Library System is pleased to offer a full complement of virtual summer reading programs, celebrating the theme Tails and Tales.

  • Beginning June 21, 2021, patrons can explore a new animal each week through stories, art experiences, and STEM activities. Highlighted animals will include: sloths, dogs, giraffes, turkeys, bears, and horses.
  • Each week families can pick up a Tails and Tales supply kit at their local branch containing the supplies needed for that week’s activities. Each kit will also contain a bookmark with age-appropriate reading suggestions about the featured animal.
  • Complete your Summer Reading Log to redeem for special prizes.


Complete your summer reading log to receive special prizes.

  • Reading logs can be picked up at any library branch beginning June 21st.
  • Show your completed reading log at any MCLS branch to receive a free prize book.
  • When you complete your reading log, you will also receive a certificate for a free one day pass to the Indian Creek Zoo (2744 Consear Road in Lambertville)
  • At Directions Credit Union, (15470 S. Telegraph Rd in Monroe) showing your completed reading log will result in a $5 deposit in your child’s savings account

Please call your local library branch to reserve your weekly Tails and Tales supply kit.

Online Programs

  • Check out Online Programs designed to be enjoyed from the comfort of home

Special Thanks

We’d like to thank the Indian Creek Zoo and Directions Credit Union for their partnership and sponsorship of this year’s program.

An illustrated zebra, elephant, tiger, and other zoon animals reading above text "Tails and Tales"

Check out new Summer Reading Tails and Tales themed videos, added each week!

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