Summer Reading

The Summer Library Program 2019

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This year’s program theme, “Libraries Rock!”, has inspired the Door County Library staff to create some great programs throughout the county and includes fabulous weekly prizes from books to gift certificates from your favorite Door County businesses.

 Kids who enter the summer reading program are encouraged to read 15 minutes a day between June 1st and August 31st and can win prizes for 1, 5, and 10 hours of reading with our minute counting slips. In addition to counting minutes, kids, adults and teens can also participate by playing Bingo, simply crossing off three items on each entry, including options like reading a book of your choice or attending a library event. 

 Many of the event programs feature sound/music along with STEM themes, including live music in Sturgeon Bay's Martin Park in July, make-and-take instrument creation in Egg Harbor, and summer dance parties in Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay, and Ephraim — just to name a few.

 Presenters will be sharing things they are passionate about in a fun hands-on way. Kathleen Toerpe, our local NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador, will be talking about space and science. The Ephraim Historical Foundation is partnering with the Library in bringing Child’s Play to kids around Ephraim with weekly events on Thursdays at 10:30 am starting June 28th. And Tim Hitzman is returning to Forestville with Pigeon Racing on July 18th. These are just a few of the special guests who will be joining us around the county, in addition to our regular popular events of Story Time, Reading to a Therapy Dog, and Book Discussions each month.

Why Summer Reading is Vital

Professor Ford's Talk to Teachers about Reading Loss

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's message to adults


 June 1 - August 31

Sign up online or at
your library anytime. 

SIGN UP starts June 1st!

Summer Reading Program Video

Reading Suggestions

WriteOnDoorCounty Kid Writer Programs

Bedtime Math - Fun Math for all ages!

The Library's Facebook Page


Summer Activities 2019

Activities to be added soon... 

Let us know what you think about the programs you attend. Fill out a PROGRAM EVALUATION here.


Printables 2019

Kids - Reading Log (Counting Minutes)
Kids - Reading Log (Bingo)
Adults - Reading Log (Bingo)