Summer Learning

Thank you to everybody who participated in our 2023 Summer Learning Program! It was our biggest year yet. Please check back in June 2024 for updates.

Program Lineup

Weekly Themes

In-Person Programs – All programs take place at the library unless otherwise noted. Please check back for updates to locations for some of the larger events.


  • Students are not required to attend in-person programs or participate in the grab-and-go activities. The only requirement is that students track how many hours and total books they read between July 5 and August 12.
  • What counts? Books, audiobooks, and graphic novels all count towards your goal! For every hour of reading, students will receive a coin. Coins can be cashed in for prizes from the Summer Learning Marketplace.
  • Grab-&-Go Activity Packs will be available starting on Monday of each week until gone. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can pick up activity packs during open hours. Supplies may be limited.
  • Extra reading logs will be kept at the Summer Learning Station near the children’s room.
  • The last day to turn in logs to library staff is Saturday, August 12. The top readers will be notified the following week.
  • Grand prizes and certificates will be awarded on Thursday, August 24 during the Square Dance Celebration at Montour Falls Farmers Market. The party will run from 5:30pm-7pm. Come hang out with all three libraries, listen to live music, and eat yummy food!
  • If you cannot attend, please make arrangements to pick up prizes and certificates during library open hours. All participants will receive a completion certificate at the end of the program.

How to Register

  • Registration for the Summer Learning Program will begin June 15 and close July 8.
  • Call the library during open hours (607) 535-2346.
  • Send us a Facebook Message that includes: First & Last Name of the student(s), age, contact phone number, and email address (optional).
  • Send us an email at that includes: First & Last Name of the student(s), age, contact phone number, and email address (optional).
  • Parents/guardians are required to fill out a consent form and return it to the library. This form includes emergency contact numbers, allergies, etc. A printable copy of this form can be found below.
  • Students can pick up their SLP folders starting July 1.
How long is the Summer Learning Program?
The program lasts 6 weeks starting July 5 through August 12. The End of Program Celebration will be held on Thursday, August 24 during the Montour Falls Farmers Market in collaboration with Montour Falls Library and Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library.What is the age range of participants?
This is open to students from ages 4 to 18. Exceptions may be made for early readers. Please ask a library staff member.How do I register?
Registration begins June 15 and closes July 8. Call the library at (607) 535-2346 during open hours. You may also contact us via Facebook Messenger, email, or visit us in person. SLP folders will be ready for pick up July 1. The folders contain reading logs, program lineup, and other relevant information.What counts towards my "reading" goal?
We call our program Summer Learning instead of Summer Reading because not everybody reads! Books, audiobooks, graphic novels, and even listening to someone else read to you counts towards hourly goals. Students set personal goals on their reading logs.Do I have to attend in-person programs? Do I have to take home weekly activity packs?
Both are optional. You are not required to attend programs. Weekly lesson plans will be available at the Summer Learning Station for anybody who wants them. The only requirement to participate is registering and tracking your hours/titles. The last day to turn in logs is August 12.How do I win prizes?
Fill out the reading log as you go. For every 5 hours read, students receive 5 coins. You can use coins to make purchases at the Summer Learning Marketplace inside the library. Save up coins for bigger prizes. We will award 4 grand prizes at the end of the program based on total # of hours and total # of books read in two different age groups.Do I need to register for in-person programs?
In some cases, YES! Programs marked with a yellow star     require advanced registration.Can I attend Summer Learning events without being a registered participant?
Yes and no. Our special events are open to the public including: Tanglewood Nature Center, Tom Sieling's "Tromp Through the Swamp," and Haudenosaunee Storytelling. You do not need to be registered with the Summer Learning Program to attend. All other in-person programs are for registered students only due to limited supplies and space.

Reading Logs

Participation Consent Form