Summer Programs


The summer bookmobile is a great way to keep your children learning through the summer. Look for the bookmobile on Wednesdays between June 14, 2023 and August 2, 2023 in:

  • Plano (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
  • Newdale (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

Please call us if you have any questions (208-356-0271).

Summer Reading 2023: 

Ages 2 and Up (June 12th – August 4th) There will be programs for kids, teens, and adults. Sign up with us beginning Monday, June 12th and start earning some great prizes! (The last day to collect and spend book bucks on summer reading prizes will be Friday, August 11th.)

Preschool Story Hour  – Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M. — Come join the fun as we read books, do crafts and/or activities, and enjoy a treat!

Summer Kids’ Club – Ages 6-12 Years – Tuesdays at 11:00 A.M. — Check out our fun kid’s program where each week we will explore different topics, have hands-on activities, and end with a treat!

Summer Reading Frequently Asked Questions:

When does the summer reading program run? Registration begins Monday, June 12th and the program ends Friday, August 4th.

Can I sign up early for the reading program? Unfortunately, no. The week between school getting out and the start of the reading program is used to decorate and set up for the reading program. You are still welcome to come in and check out books, but registration for the reading program will begin on June 12th.

If I sign up on Monday, can I get my first book bucks on Friday? Goals are meant to be made for the entire week. Therefore, we will start handing out coupons and book bucks on Monday, June 19th. The last day to collect coupons and book bucks is Friday, August 11th, which is also the last day you will be able to spend your bucks on summer reading prizes.

What if I forget to bring my tracking paper with me to the library? Can I still collect my rewards?  Unfortunately, no. You must have your tracking sheet with you in order to claim your coupons and book bucks. We need to see your tracking sheet to verify that you’ve met your goal and then we will stamp your tracking sheet each week. This also ensures that rewards aren’t accidentally handed out twice for any given week.

Can teens and adults also get book bucks? Or is that just for younger kids? We will have weekly gift basket drawings available for teens and adults to enter, but you are more than welcome to choose book bucks instead of entering the weekly drawing.

Can I get all my prizes at once if I meet all my goals early? No. The purpose of the reading program is to encourage kids to read all summer so they retain (or improve) their reading skills. Therefore, goals are set weekly, and they are rewarded weekly.

What if I go on vacation? Do I still get prizes for the week(s) I’m gone? Each week there are certain coupons available, which are only available for those weeks. Book bucks will still be available to pick up when you get back, as long as goals are met, but the coupons you miss won’t be. There are times when there are coupons left over, and during the last week of the reading program, you may be given the opportunity to choose among those leftover coupons.

When does the reading program end? Friday, August 4th is the last day to meet your goals. You will have until Friday, August 11th to collect and spend your book bucks.

If I don’t spend my book bucks this year, can I save them for next year? We encourage you to spend your book bucks this year, which is why we will have prizes available until Friday, August 11th. Any unspent book bucks cannot be used the next year.

What coupons will be available this year? Our sponsors differ from year to year, but we have some amazing ones lined up for this year. A list of the sponsors is on the back of your tracking sheets. Please remember when you use the coupons to thank those sponsors. We want them to know how very grateful we are for their generosity!