ENROLL in Howard County Library Summer Reading Program

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 9:34am

Children, teens, and adults can participate! Enroll online from home or at any HCLS branch OR pick up a paper booklet at any branch.

•    After you’ve enrolled online or picked up your Summer Reading booklet, log the books you read and mark off activities as you complete them.

•    Mix and match any combination of 20 books read and/or activities completed

•    For every book/activity you complete, you receive an entry into a branch and systemwide prize drawing for your age group.

FOR ONLINE PARTICIPANTS: HCLS has a new online summer reading portal called BookPoints!  Beginning June 1, 2019 you can register for a FREE summer reading account and create your BookPoints Username and password. Earn up to 41 entries into end-of-summer prize drawings by participating online!

FOR PAPER ONLY PARTICIPANTS: Between July 1 and August 31, return your completed booklet to any library branch to receive one entry into the end-of-summer prize drawings for each book or activity you complete. Check off a minimum of 20 books and/or activities to officially complete Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories!


Participation Prizes include:

    $300 gift certificates from RacePace toward the purchase of a bicycle and a helmet
    Telescope Kits
    Pen Boutique Baskets
    Books for children ages infant to 4.
    Kindle tablets (ADULTS ONLY)

Prize drawings will occur in early September, with winners notified by mid-September. All prizes and coupons while supplies last. One prize per reader.



Dear MWES families,

It has been a wonderful year at Manor Woods. You child has done a wonderful job of building their reading and writing skills that will prepare him/her for the upcoming grade. Continuing to read and write over the summer will help to keep those skills sharp.

Sincerely, Natalie Miskimins, Reading Specialist