Readers of all ages are invited to participate in the Florence Community Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program. Libraries Rock! is this year’s theme. Explore a range of music-based stories and activities! Registration begins Saturday, June 2, with the program running June 2 – July 7, 2018.


Participants will be able to select a prize for every 100 minutes of reading. Participants who read 1,000 minutes or more during the program will receive an official Certificate of Completion for the 2018 Summer Reading Program.



The library will host activities throughout the Summer Reading Program. Mondays from 2 pm – 4 pm, children and their caregivers are invited to our “Block Party,” with building bricks and blocks set out for free play. Tuesdays at 2 pm, ages 11 – 17 are invited to participate in Teen/’Tween Tuesdays, with different activities each week – including movies, games, and Makerbots!


Every Wednesday at 10 am, children and their caregivers are invited to the library’s Family Storytime. Join Ms. Gloria for stories, songs, finger plays, and fun! Thursdays at 2 pm, the library will host a Family Craft. End the week each Friday at 2 pm with a Family Flick.


Adult Summer Reading Activities

An adult summer reading program will also be available from June 5 – July 14. Participants can complete prize entries for every book they read. A prize drawing will be held each week. Prize bags will also be available for the top adult readers!


You can also earn prizes for turning in a true Water/Ways story. This might be a story about drought, or about flooding, or any true, water-related story about you. Stories will be put in a Water/Ways binder, available for the public to read, and will form part of the Smithsonian on Main Street Water/Ways exhibition, coming to Florence later this year, November 17 – December 31!


All library programs are free of charge. For more information, please contact the library at (520) 868 – 8311.