Great Summer Read Down

What is the Great Summer Read Down?

Youth can reduce or “read down” youth fees on their library cards by reading (or being read to) in the library. Receive $2 off for every 20 minutes starting May 25th. Speak with library staff to sign in and starting earning!

Why is the library doing this?


Fines and fees happen. It can be frustrating to have your card blocked (over $10 in fees) when you want to check out library items.  We want to give youth ages 0-18 the opportunity to reduce their fees and encourage reading habits. 

How To Participate

  • Visit your local library during open hours
  • Speak with library staff to sign in
  • READ any print materials you like (or have someone read to you)
  • Sign out with staff when you are done reading 
  • You will receive $2.00 off fees for every 20 minutes you read
  • Repeat as often as you’d like

Read Down Rules (The Fine Print)

  • Read Down in the library begins May 25 and runs until August 31 
  • Read Down is for youth ages 0-18
  • Youth earn $2.00 off library card fees for every 20 minutes of reading (no limit)
  • Must read or be read to in the library (print materials only)
  • Read Down may be applied to any charges on a youth’s card except purchases (flash drives, book bags, interlibrary loan fees)
  • Read Down may be applied to youth material fees on an adult card
  • Read Down has no cash value; it cannot be applied to future charges

Great Summer Read Down