Summer Reading 2017

build a better world

Saturday, May 20 - Monday, July 31

It's time again for Summer Reading! This year it's all about building a better world!

See below for full details. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney at 573-634-2464 ext. 248.

To sign up for Summer Reading, simply fill out the form here. You can pick up your reading log/raffle ticket in the Teen Zone at the Missouri River Regional Library or at our Osage branch. You also may print the raffle tickets for yourself here.

You may begin completing your reading logs on Saturday, May 20, and must be finished by Monday, July 31. You have until Monday, August 14 to pick up your prizes.

How it works:

  • Register in the Teen Zone or at the Children’s desk
  • Pick up a raffle ticket to keep track of your reading
  • Every 10 hours of reading equals a prize, plus an entry into our final grand prize drawings
  • Keep on reading!
  • Pick up additional raffle tickets at any time to keep earning prizes and chances to win a grand prize
FAQ - teen summer reading

General Questions

I’m not 12 yet, can I do the Teen Summer Reading Challenge?

Our “official” ages are 12-18, but if you’re 11 and feeling like the kid’s challenge is too easy, you can do the teen challenge instead!

I just graduated from high school, can I still do the Teen Summer Reading Challenge?

If you’ve just graduated from high school, you can still do the Teen Challenge. If you graduated last year, we recommend taking part in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge (they’ve got cool prizes too!).

Do all of my books need to be Teen/Young Adult books?

Nope! You can read books written for any age group.

Do all of my books need to be checked out from the library?

No, you can read your own books, books from a different library, or wherever else you happen to find books.

Where can I pick up prizes?

Prizes are available in the Teen Zone OR at our Osage County branch in Linn.

When will you be doing the grand prize drawing?

We plan to draw for grand prizes Monday, August 14.

For more specific details or further questions, contact Courtney at 634-2464 ext. 248 or at