Children's Summer Reading Program

Award Ceremony is July 24th at 10am, 1:30pm, & 6:30pm. Must return at least 2 reading logs. Email with details was sent Friday July 20th at 6pm. 

In Mid-May each year, the library will open registration to its summer reading program.  Children or their parents may register online or at the library.  Once the form is complete pick up a summer reading club packet at the library.  All reading prizes will be handed out at the library and hours will only be counted for registered participants. 

summer reading childReading Program

Children are encouraged to read during their summer vacation and can earn prizes by doing so.  Readers will keep track of how much time they read on logs provided in their packet.  Each log has icons that should be marked for every 15 minutes a child reads or is read to by a caregiver. 

Need additional logs? Click here.

Logs should be turned in at the volunteer table for the following rewards:

  • Every 5 hours read (or read to) - receive a food or activity coupon (while supplies last).
  • Completing 10 hours - receive a certificate of achievement and a free book at the Awards Ceremony in July. Member’s name will also be sent to school principal notifying him/her of member’s accomplishment.
  • Completing 15 hours or more - member's name will be entered in an end of summer drawing for a classroom visit from Monty Harper.
  • Completing 20 hours or more - member's name will be entered in an end of summer drawing fora certificate for a week of summer camp at StillyArts!
  • Completing 30 hours of more - member's name will be entered in an end of summer drawing from the grand prize list.

The Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony will be held on July 24, 2018 at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.  Children who have read 10 or more hours (and turned in at least 2 logs) will be invited to attend the Award Ceremony. We ask that families with last names starting with A-L attend the 10 a.m. ceremony and last names starting with M-Z attend the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

Live Performances

summer reading theaterLive performances by children's entertainers such as theater troupes, clowns, magicians, storytellers, dancers and more.  Performances are held each Tuesday in June and July at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and take place in the Auditorium on the second floor of the meeting room building.

Evening performances will be held at 6:30 p.m. There will be no evening performance of the operetta.

Please observe these guidelines for performances:

  • Performances have limited seating and are available on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.  3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. performances usually have the most open seating.
  • Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult in the performance room.
  • Children ages 6-8 must have an adult present in the library building.
  • Doors will close when we reach capacity. We are unable to let people exit and re-enter once the doors have closed.

2018 Summer Performers

June 5: A Thoroughly Modern Rapunzel. NO 6:30 PM SHOWING. Local children perform in the annual operetta.

June 12: Doggie Dance! Sienna and Joey, Denise Gard’s famous Border Collies, perform groovy tricks. Discover incredible stories set to music! Then learn how to dance like a dog! Do you think dogs prefer classical, rap, country or pop music?

June 19: Magician Kevin Wade. Kevin returns to the Stillwater stage to mystify and amaze with his bag of magic tricks while also expressing a love of reading. 

June 26: We Will Rock You. Internationally renowned percussionist Lee Ann Harris offers an innovative and unique musical presentation designed to both entertain and enlighten. She demonstrates a mélange of interesting and often unusual instruments while performing some of the more captivating rhythms of our world.

July 3: The Goode Academy of Irish Dance. Talented student dancers present a spirited and entertaining Irish dance experience. Set your toes to tapping and hands to clapping will enjoy the colorful costumes and fast-moving feet of these award-winning step dancers as they showcase both traditional and modern dances of the Emerald Isle.

July 10: Juggle Whatever’s Lights! Music! Circus! Be amazed by a glow circus show set to fun music with a variety of high-tech LED props including hula hoops, juggling, unicycling, and much more.

July 17: Peter Nestler Jump Roper. Jump ropes, a unicycle, audience participation, and motivational speaking, this is what Peter Nestler is all about.  The program is designed to capture children’s attention, inspire them with jaw dropping skills and build a lasting memory of what it takes to be a champion.

July 24: Libraries Rock Award Ceremony. Monty Harper gives an energetic performance of original songs that will have you moving and grooving in celebration of books and reading! This is a special celebration for children who reached their 10+ hour reading goal. It is by "invitation" and held at 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.


Family friendly films (rated G or PG) will be shown on the big screen in the auditorium on Thursdays at 10am & 1:30pm. One bag of popcorn per person will be provided. We encourage everyone to bring a water bottle which we can refill with ice water. Movies will start on June 7, 2018  and run through July 19, 2018. 


The library issues a free T-Shirt Logo Coupon with each reading packet.  The Chris' University Spirit coupon is good for one free logo that will be professionally ironed on to your own T-shirt.   Children should wear their current summer t-shirts to the programs to be eligible to enter drawings for a prize (only one drawing entry per day).

Weekly Drawing

A weekly drawing will be held at closing on Fridays. All summer reading club members are encouraged to visit the library each week to enter the drawing. Winners will be notified by phone each week.


Friends of the Stillwater Public Library, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Arvest Bank, Chris' University Spirit, Cockrell EyeCare Center, Monty Harper, Sonic, StillyArts

Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Freddy's, Frontier Lanes, Insomnia Cookies, McDonalds, OnCue, Texas Roadhouse, Tropical Yeti, Wendy's, What-a-burger, Youth Fitness Zone