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Jun 11 - Aug 07
Preregistration begins May 23.

Welcome to Durham County Library's

Summer Reading 2016

Read and Earn Points From June 11 - August 6

Earning points is finished, but you can redeem points through Sunday, August 14

Prizes | Kids System-Wide Events | Reader of the Week | Sponsors

Prize Winners

Congratulations to this year's Summer Reading prize winners!

Children 0-5, Grand Prize
•    Kain M., 4 years old, East
•    David M., 4 years old, Southwest

Children 6-11, Grand Prize
•    Charlene S., 10 years old, North
•    Joshua U., 7 years old, Southwest

Teens 12-17, Grand Prize
•    Main: Sienna B., 12 years old
•    East: Chukwuemeka U., 15 years old
•    North: Amanda B., 13 years old
•    South: Devan D., 15 years old
•    Southwest: Adaia V., 15 years old
•    Stanford L. Warren: Khalis C., 14 years old
•    Bragtown: Dorrian T., 17 years old

•    Alice K.,  North
•    Elizabeth H., East

Book Review Winners
1.    Leo G.
2.    Chau L.
3.    Ama M.
4.    Alyssa M.
5.    Lucy F.
6.    Prachi N.
7.    Anna A.
8.    Smitt D.
9.    Samuel H.
10.    Grant B.
11.    Asher O.
12.    Zakia S.
13.    Chidinma O.
14.    Paul H.
15.    Ian M.
16.    Oskar U.
17.    Chloe S.
18.    Melissa M.
19.    Hafsa A.
20.    Ashleigh A.
21.    Christopher C.
22.    Yasmin S.
23.    Leydi R.
24.    Sammi V.
25.    Caroline T.

Full Details

When is the program?
June 11 – August 6, 2016

Who can participate?
Everyone! The program is open to children, teens and adults.

What do I need to do?

  • Sign up here or at any Durham County Library location.
  • Earn Summer Reading points by recording the number of minutes you read between June 11 and August 6. Record minutes online by logging in to your Summer Reading account or bring a record of your reading to your local library. Each minute read is worth one Summer Reading point.
  • You can also earn points by attending library events, visiting a new library, exploring an online database and writing a book review.
  • Redeem your points for prizes at any Durham County Library location. Points can be redeemed any time between June 11 and August 14. Prizes will be worth different numbers of points, see what you can win here (and how much reading you will need to do!)  You can redeem up to 1,000 points over the course of the program.
  • Earn 600 points to complete the program and be eligible for the grand prize drawings at the end of the summer. When you reach 600 points, you'll also receive a free book, while supplies last.

Save the Date

We'll See You Next Year!

Book Reviews

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Hello Gorgeous
by Taylor Morris

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this time mickey meets some popular girls named Kristen and livableth Find Book

Yo Yo Love
by Daaimah S. Poole

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This book is very intriguing and I didn't want to put it down. Find Book

Bitten Kelley Armstrong
by Kelley Armstrong

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Great first book in Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series. I highly recommend it if you love fantasy and horror. The first book concerns Elena, the only female werewolf in the world. She was bitten by the man she loved, who, of course, turned out to be a werewolf. She's fighting to stay in the human world, but she's called back to the Pack and immersed in their latest problems.

Balto Of The Blue Dawn
by Mary Pope Osborne

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Annie and Jack go on an adventure to rescue sick people. They help Balto find the medicine and bring it back to the people in Nome, Alaska. Will they survive the journey or not? READ to find out what happens!

Geronimo Stilton Kingdom Of Fantasy
by Geronimo Stilton

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I always read this book when I get bored 'cause it adventurous,magical,and daring this book tells me that you can travel anywhere to explore new places,this book inspired me to explored new places. Find Book

Old Wolf
by Avi

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this is a great book!!!! Find Book

Dear Dumb Diary
by Jim Benton

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Very entertaining,funny,and likes how the author writes in third person Find Book

Naruto Volume 1
by Masashi Kishimoto

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This book is not only entertaining but it also educates readers of all ages of Japanese culture. Find Book

by Christopher Paolini

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I love the immense detail that Paolini puts into his characters' personalities and the depth of the plot. Find Book

The Tenth Circle
by Jodi Picoult

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Jodie is a wonderful writer but the subject matter is a bit dark. Find Book
All Participants
Points Earned

Kids' Grand Prizes

Up To 5 Years Old
Pirate Ship Cardboard Playhouse

6-11 Years Old
Star Wars LEGO set with Skyzone Gift Certificate and Cubelets

The Great Fine Read Down

This summer, read your library fines away with the Great Fine Read Down.

It's as easy as 1-2-3.

Readers of all ages:

  1. Sign up for Summer Reading.
  2. Come to the library between June 11 - August 6.
  3. Read to bring down any outstanding fines on your library card. (Every 10 minutes of reading at the library, removes $1 of fines.)
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