Read for prizes!
Children ages birth to Grade 5 are eligible to participate!
Grade 6-12 can participate in our teen program.
CLICK HERE for more information.

Thanks for participating!

209 kids between the ages of birth and 12 years old turned in time logs this summer.

They read a combined total of 239,556 minutes this summer.

Way to go guys!

Don't forget to pick up your packets by August 16th at 5pm.

Reading Begins!

Time Logs are now available in the library.
You may also submit your time online if you CLICK HERE.

Reading Registration Form

CLICK HERE to register for this summer's reading program.

Summer Event Schedule and Descriptions

The Wet, Wild, and Wonderful World of Water  (Ages 7-11)
June 4, 2014 10:30 AM
Did you ever wonder why boats float? How do water towers work? How are submarines able to dive? Answer these and other water related questions at this fun hands-on event where you get to be the scientist. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
KY3 Storybreak (All Ages)   
June 4, 2014 2:30 PM
KY3 news personality Ethan Forhetz will read his favorite stories in the Netzer room at the Christian County Library. Children of all ages are welcome. Registration requested. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Our Sense-ational Selves  (Ages 3-6) 
June 11, 2014  10:30 AM
What are the five senses and how do they work?  Read stories about our senses and join us as we explore the world of the senses at our sensory festival. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Grossology - On the Right Tract! The Digestive System  (Ages 7-11)
June 11, 2014  2:30 PM
What happens to your food when you eat it? What does it look like as it travels through your intestines? Just how does your body turn that food into energy that lets you run and play? Join us as we embark on slimy, squishy a journey through our own digestive system and to find out the answers to these and other questions. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
KY3 Weatherschool   (All Ages)
June 18, 2014  10:30 AM
Join us as we welcome  Felicia Combs, a member of the KY3 Stormteam, to the library. We will learn about meteorology and weather forecasting from a professional meteorologist! This program is over. Thanks for coming!

Rock On with a Trash Can Band (Ages 7-11)
June 18, 2014  2:30 PM
What kinds of instruments are there? What does it take to build a band? In this event we will see if we can make music with all types of materials, a little imagination and the courage to improvise. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
King's Royal Party (All Ages)
June 25, 2014  10:30 AM
Telford the Dragon sneaks into King Arnold's Royal Library. He opens his mouth in excitement and accidentally burns up all of the kings fantastic, incredible books. Sir Gregory, Queen Raya, the Juggling Jester, and others want to help rebuild the King's wonderful library. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Beat of a Different Drummer   (Ages 3-6)   
June 25, 2014  2:30 PM
We all love to bang on things to make noise, right? Join us as we explore the magic of rhythm and spontaneous music making. Sing, chant, dance, and make your very own drum to take home. This program is over. Thanks for coming!

The Ronald McDonald Show (All Ages)     
July 9, 2014 10:30 AM
Ronald McDonald has it all, jokes, magic tricks and laughs. It’s a comedy magic performance with big surprises! The only thing predictable about this fun-filled show is that your favorite clown will make children of all ages smile and laugh. Join us for some big red shoes silliness. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Matter Matters  (All Ages)    
July 9, 2014 2:30 PM
Matter is all around you. Your house is matter. You are matter. Your dog is matter. When you breathe, you are breathing matter. Join us and the Discovery Center of Springfield as we learn more about it and explore fun experiments with the various states of matter. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Animal Mythbusters (All Ages)
July 16, 2014   10:30 AM
July 16, 2014   2:30 PM
What makes turkey vultures soar in the sky? Are snakes really slimy? Do rats LOVE cheese? Come see animals from Dickerson Park Zoo and bust those myths! See if you can “stump” the presenter with your animal question! This program is over. Thanks for coming!

Star Light, Star Bright (Ages 3-6)
July 23, 2014   10:30 AM
You can explore outer space right from the library! In this event we will discover more about the solar system, the universe, and space. Make some “Moon Sand” to take home! This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Spin, POP, Boom! (All Ages)
July 23, 2014   2:30 PM
The audience will be amazed when the Mad Scientist is able to defy gravity in this energetic and spectacular special event. Didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands and steaming chemical reactions will introduce children to a world of exciting chemistry. This program is over. Thanks for coming!
Fizz! BOOM! Read! Summer Program Finale   (All Ages)
July 30, 2014   10:30 AM
July 30, 2014   2:30 PM
Join us along with storyteller Raelene Crotser when we tell some stories, play some games, acknowledge our readers, and hand out the prizes! Don’t forget. You must turn in your time logs by Saturday, July 26 at 3:00pm in order to be eligible to receive your prizes  at this event. This program is over. Thanks for coming!

Summer Program Overview For Kids from Birth to Grade Five

Sign up to Read

  1. Beginning May 1st, visit and fill it out the registration form and click “submit.” Start Reading
  2. Keep Track of Your Reading
  3. Enter time read at beginning June 1st. (Click on “Time Log.”) Or, pick up time logs at the Christian County Library. Mark off or color a symbol for each fifteen minutes you read or are read to between June 1st and July 26th, 2014.
  4. Time logs must be turned in to the library by Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 3:00pm.

Register for Summer Events (Optional)

  1. Summer sessions are special summer programs tied into our “Fizz! BOOM! Read!” theme. 
  2. Registration for sessions will open three weeks before each session date. 
  3. Visit, find your program, and use your library card barcode number to register.

Sign up to Attend a Finale (Optional)

We’ll celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program by hosting professional storyteller Raelene Crotser to entertain readers, recognize each reader’s accomplishments, and award prizes for reading. Choose a finale when you turn in your time logs.

Want more fun and learning opportunities this summer? 

Check out our free movie days, story hours, and more, all at the Christian County Library in June and July!

Summer will be here sooner than we think!

This year the Children's theme for the summer reading program will be "Fizz! Boom! READ!"  Stay tuned for details!