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“Fizz, Boom, Read!” And Discover “Literary Elements” This Summer During Lorain Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program!

5/8/2014 -- Get ready to spark your imagination and concoct an exciting summer! 


It’s all about science and literacy at this year’s Summer Reading Program, running from June into August.


All ages will earn prizes just for reading books!


The goal is to keep children and teens reading and prevent learning loss during the summer months when students are out of school.


Children, teens and adults can participate in our Summer Reading Program!


Beach Party Kickoff

Our Summer Reading Program beach party kickoff is June 7!  See all the fun planned for that day!



Reading Record

Beginning Monday, June 9, children and teens can visit any Lorain Public Library System library or the Bookmobile and pick up a reading record.  They can also print their own reading record online through our website.

Adults do not need to fill out a reading record as their program is run differently.

Get your reading record online here.

Get the reading record rules here.




Participants, birth through 12th grade, will earn a free book for every four hours of reading from June 9 through Aug. 9.  Win up to five books!  Reading and being read to both qualify.

Plus for every four hours read, children and teens can enter a grand prize drawing to win a yearlong family membership to the Great Lakes Science Center, a nabi tablet or a Google Nexus tablet. 


All adults will be reading and competing for a Kindle!  For each book read, adults will have a slip entered into the system-wide drawing for the grand prize. 

Each library will offer other prizes for their adult patrons.  Stop in and see what your library has to offer!



Finale Events

Children and teens, bring your reading record to attend a spectacular science program by Mad Science of Northeast Ohio or one of our special teen finale celebrations!  Find details in our online calendar and in our Dimensions newsletter.



Thank you to all the sponsors whose monetary contributions help make our Summer Reading Program possible! See all the sponsors.



So get ready to explore, create and get hands on this summer!  Put on your scientist lab coat, gloves and goggles.  Fizz, Boom, Read!