Reading Programs

Find reading program information for regular and seasonal reading programs for all ages.

Kids

24 Red Robin Reading
24 Storytime Yoga Post

This program is made possible by a grant from IronPigs Charities. Registration is required.

24-07 Summer Story Time

Registration coming soon.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

According to research findings, the more children ages 1 - 5 hear books read to them, the more prepared they are to learn to read when they reach kindergarten. Through the “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program, children exercise six early literacy skills: oral language, phonological awareness, vocabulary, print awareness, background knowledge, and letter knowledge.

Register at the WTPL circulation desk and pick up your first reading log. Track what you read to your child in the reading log. When you reach 100 books, bring your log into the library so your child can get the first reading incentive and the next log. Once you reach 1,000 books, your child will get a certificate and a prize.

Adults

Join WTPL's On the Same Page book club! This club meets every other month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Books will be loaned as availability allows. The club is for individuals 18+. Registration is required. (See our events calendar for registration links.)

Adult Book Talks

Here, we talk about whatever we’re reading right now or just finished. Whether you read fiction or non-fiction, short works or long, you’re welcome to join the club!

2024 Summer Reading Program (All Ages)

24 SRP Post

Patrons can register and log books on paper or online. Registration and logging will open on June 15.

Dates

  • Book Registration & Logging: Sat., June 15, 9 a.m. – Sat., August 3, 4 p.m.
  • Kickoff Event (Open to All): Sat., June 15, 1-2 p.m.
  • Kids’ Finale: Sat., August 10, Noon-2 p.m.
  • Adult Finale: Thu., August 15, 1-2 p.m.

Adventurers (1 – 6 Years Old)

Prizes: For every 3 books read, you will get a prize. There is a maximum of 30 prizes (which is 90 books). For each prize, you can pick either a book from the book cart or a prize from the prize wheel. You have until August 3 to log books and claim these prizes.

Participation: Every kid that logs at least 15 books will earn a prize bag. These will be ready starting at the Kids’ Finale on August 10, but you don’t have to be present to win.

Explorers (7 – 17 Years Old)

Prizes: For every 100 pages read, you will get a prize. There’s a maximum of 30 prizes (which is 3,000 pages). For each prize, you can pick one of the following: a book from the book cart or a ticket for a showcase prize or a prize from the prize wheel. You have until August 3 to log books and claim these prizes.

Showcase Prizes: Winners of the showcase prizes will be announced at the Kids’ Finale on August 10, but you don’t have to be present to win.

Guides (18+ Years Old)

Prizes: For every book you read, you’ll get an entry for our grand prize drawing. Names are entered automatically when you submit books by August 3 (by paper or online). Winners will be announced at the Adult Finale on August 15, but you don’t have to be present to win.

Bingo: Adults who participate in the Summer Reading Program can also take part in our optional Bingo challenge. You can pick up a Bingo sheet from the front desk and get a Bingo to win a small prize from a bin. Anyone who marks off everything on the card will also get another entry for the grand prize. You have until August 3 to return your Bingo cards.