Welcome to Summer Reading 2018!

Jump to…Summer Reading 2018: Libraries Rock!

Youth Programs and Activities

Adult Programs and Activities

This year, the nationwide theme for Summer Reading Programs is “Libraries Rock!” Join us this summer for reading contests and special events centered around music and the arts. We have programs for both children and adults this year. Read more about the programs we have planned in the sections below.

SRP 2018 begins June 25, 2018 and ends August 17, 2018. If you have any questions about our Summer Reading Programs, please call us at 541-469-7738, send us an email at chetcolibrary@gmail.com, or stop by the library at 405 Alder Street.

Important Dates:

June 23, 3:00-5:30pm–SRP information and sign-up session in the large meeting room [for kids ages 0-15]

June 25–Summer Reading 2018 Begins

July 4–Library Closed for Independence Day

August 17–Summer Reading Ends

August 20–Prize Drawings for Adult Summer Reading Bingo

Youth Programs and Activities




This year, Miss Linda has teamed up with Pete the Cat to create a bunch of fun activities. Besides our usual reading logs, Pete the Cat is giving Miss Linda a hand at creating fun, hands-on events for our summer programs with each day having a different theme. It’s Treasure Hunting on Tuesdays with kids actively on the search for Pete the Cat. Wild Wednesdays bring all type of fun and excitement as we go all out to explore something new. It’s full steam ahead as we roll into Thinking Thursdays and pull together elements from around our world to build and design stuff. Fantastic Fridays put us all in a good mood as we know Miss Linda will have a surprise event for us. Silliness on Saturdays put an end to our week as we shake things up by getting our wiggles out and learning about life in motion.

How do I participate?

Join us for SRP Registration on Saturday, June 23, between 3:00 and 5:30pm. Miss Linda will be available to answer questions about SRP and hand out a sign-up packet that includes a book bag, your first reading log, a reading bingo card, and a bookmark. Refreshments will be served.

IF YOU CANNOT JOIN US FOR REGISTRATION, please call Miss Linda at 541-469-7738.

My family will be out of town for part of the summer. Will I miss Summer Reading?

We have special events planned at the library, but you can still participate in our reading log and reading bingo prize programs! We’ve made all of our Summer Reading Materials available online, including reading logs and reading bingo sheets. All Youth SRP materials must be turned in to Miss Linda, but you can still read books to fill out your reading log and bingo cards while you’re out of town.

Help! I don’t know what to read!

We can help! Ask Miss Linda, or scroll through the slideshows below for a Summer Reading Recommendation:



Kindergarten–Grade 2:


Grade 3–Grade 5:


Grade 6–Grade 8:


Adult Programs and Activities–June 25-August 17

This year, we’re excited to launch a new Summer Reading Bingo contest for adults and teens ages 16 and up. Spend your summer reading amazing books for the chance to win fabulous prizes, including tickets to local performing arts centers, art pieces, gift certificates, and our grand prize–a brand new Kindle Fire!

Forecastle Books

This year’s SRP community partner is Forecastle Books!



How do I participate?

It’s easy! You can start turning in reading bingo cards beginning the week of June 25. Click on the link below to print a Reading Bingo Card, or pick one up at the front desk. Then find and read books that match with the theme on the bingo squares. When you’ve filled in a bingo or a blackout, turn in your completed Bingo Card by mail, email, or by dropping it off at the library. Don’t forget to include your name and phone number on the back of the Bingo Card–that’s how you get entered to win a prize.

When is the prize drawing?

We’ll hold our prize drawings on August 20, 2018. If you’ve won a prize, we will call you at the phone number you provided on your completed Reading Bingo Card. See the back of the Reading Bingo Card for full rules and prize descriptions.

How many bingo cards can I turn in?

You’re allowed to turn in one Reading Bingo Card per person, per week. That means you can turn in up to 8 bingo cards over the course of Summer Reading 2018. The complete rules and details for Reading Bingo are included on the back of every Reading Bingo Card.

I will be out of town for part of the summer. Will I miss Reading Bingo?

You might miss special events planned here at the library, but you can still participate in Reading Bingo! There are three ways to turn in your completed bingo card: by mail, by email, or by dropping it off at the library. See the rules on the back of your bingo card for full instructions.

Help! I don’t know what to read!

We can help! Ask a library staff member for a recommendation, or scroll through the slideshows below for a Summer Reading recommendation. Most of these suggestions can help you complete a square on your Reading Bingo Card.





Young Adult:

Summer Reading Bingo Prizes have been generously provided by our Summer Reading partner, Forecastle Books, and the following local organizations:

  • The Chetco Pelican Players
  • Soroptimist Brookings
  • Pelican Bay Arts Association