A Universe of Stories

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Read Books, Use the Library, Win Stuff!


Canton Public Library’s sixth summer reading program specifically for teens is coming this summer! Starting June 21, 2019, there will be games, events, activities, and prizes geared toward teenagers and centered on this year’s theme A Universe of Stories! Sign up at the Young Adult desk by setting a reading goal for the summer and picking a team to read for on or after June 21 and earn points by reading books, recommending all kinds of media, using the library, and having fun! Use those points to enter raffles to win cool stuff at the end of summer.

A Universe of Stories is open to everyone in middle or high school. Younger patrons should check out the summer reading program in the Junior Room downstairs.

Sign Up


1.    Choose a teamAstronaut Dragon or Space Unicorn.  Put your name on the list for your team that’s in the summer reading binder on the table in YA.

2.    Set a summer reading goal. A lot of schools are requiring students to read at least 2 books this summer; this might be a good goal for reluctant readers. For more enthusiastic readers, try to challenge yourself without being unrealistic!

3.    Start your log. Grab a blank reading log from the binder, put your name on it, and  write your reading goal on the outside. Take it home with you, or leave it here at the library so it doesn’t get lost!

Earn Points

  • Sign up! Signing up and setting a reading goal will get you 100 points!
  • Read! Reading any physical book, ebook, graphic novel, or listening to an audiobook at your reading level is worth 100 points!
  • Review! Submit a review of anything you’ve read for summer reading, as well as a music album, video game, movie, TV show, or book you’ve previously read to Rosie and you’ll get 100 points!
  • Attend a library program, earn 100 points! (Double that if you bring a friend!)
  • Reaching your Summer Reading Goal is worth 200 points!!

  • 100 Points = 1 Raffle Ticket

    Bring your reading log to Rosie at the YA desk to get your raffle tickets!


Read For Your Team
Everything you read contributes to your team! Every Monday, the total number of pages submitted the week before will be tallied up, and members of the winning team will get to pick a
prize one time before the next weekly winner is announced. At the end of the summer, the team with the highest number of pages read will win 3 additional raffle tickets!



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