Summer Reading Club

Sold Out Raffle

Summer Reading Club 2017 Raffle

Our Summer Reading Club 2017 Raffle is officially SOLD OUT! Thank you so much for helping us fund this great program, and for supporting your Library. We couldn't do it without you! If you bought a ticket, we'll be calling the winner on February 13th at 5:00 PM, and you must answer our call to win. If you missed your chance to buy a ticket, fear not; we'll have another great raffle next year! Check out the full list of rules below:

Raffle Info & Rules:

- Winner will be drawn and contacted on February 13th at 5:00 PM
- Winner MUST ANSWER OUR CALL to win
- Travel must be completed by December 31st, 2017
- Prize packages are designed for 2 people; airfare is included
- Package upgrades are the responsibility of the prize recipient
- Prize packages have NO cash value

For more information, please contact the Children's Department at (903) 237-1345!

What is Summer Reading Club?


Summer Reading Club is all about reading and having fun! It is a FREE program for children 0-18 years old. Beginning the second week in June and ending the last week in July, it packs a whole lot of fun into your summer! It starts with the Kick-Off Party on the Plaza, where we will have fun foam, music with a DJ, popcorn and ice cream, sidewalk chalk, and lots more. All summer long, there are fun things for you to do – Minecraft, Super Smash Brothers Tournaments, dramatic Story Times, live entertainers/performers, free Movie Days with popcorn, Makerspace Days, LEGOs @ The Library builds, and more! Plus, for every 15 minutes you read during the summer and keep track of it on your Reading Log, you get to pick a prize! Just bring your Reading Log each week to the Library to claim your prize, which are fun toys or a coupon for free food at a local restaurant. At the end of July, we will have a big party at the Broughton Splash Pad to celebrate all you have accomplished! To join the Summer Reading Club, all you have to do is come to the Children’s Department at the Longview Public Library and sign up! It takes only seconds to do, and you don't even have to have a Library Card. Sign-up begins Sunday, May 1st and goes all the way until the last week in July.

Thank you Summer Reading Club 2016 Sponsors!

We were absolutely amazed to have a whopping 1,922 kids participate in Summer Reading Club 2016! We'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make it such a huge success. Here's to the parents, guardians, kids, sponsors, donators, performers, librarians, and volunteers who banded together to make a difference in the lives of nearly 2,000 children this summer!

Media From Summer Reading Club 2016: 

Kick-Off Party Pictures
Event Pictures
End Party Pictures
Longview News-Journal Article From Mr. Blue Shoes Event
KLTV Article From Chimp Haven Event

Media From Summer Reading Club 2015: 

Kick-Off Party Pictures
Event Pictures
End Party Pictures

Please watch the following brief video about Summer Reading Club. We look forward to seeing you this summer!