Summer Reading Program

Every summer the library offers a summer reading program for children and adults for all ages. Each summer we explore, learn, and grow together through reading, interactive games and activities,  and much more. To keep the fun going all summer, each week has it's own theme. There will be something fun and new to take with you every time you step through the door. 

  • Book bingos
  • Reading logs 
  • Downtown stroll map
  • Weekly grab bags

Summer Reading Program 2023All Together Now-Slogan

This summer, we had an average of 105 participants. Each week we had people in various roles of our community share their job and the impact they have on us all. We gave away 10 grand prizes, 54 reading prizes, and 176 summer reading tote bags.  Next year's theme is "Adventure Begins at Your Library". Make plans to come travel with us next summer! 

Children sitting in the library listening to police officers talk. Officers from Hartselle PD and the Morgan County Sherriff's office telling the kids about their jobs. Kids sitting in a police car

Holt and Wheeler posing with a police cruiser. Kids exploring a fire truck.

Kids exploring the fire truck.


Dr. Sittason teaching the kids how to take care of their teeth. 

Dr. Sittason telling kids how to take care of their teeth. Jack fighting the cavities off  A little boy balancing on a board and swatting at a cube.

Mr. Curtis teaching the kids about recycling.                                Recycle man stopping by to say "Hi!"

 Kids in line for a sno-cone at the library.   Kids learning about recycling.

Ms. Sarah with her giant toothbrush!

Kids at the library learning about recycling.


Mayor Garrison reading a book to kids at City Hall.

Mayor Garrison shaking a little boy's hand.

Mayor Garrison posing for a photo with some of our young library patrons. 

Kids sitting at a table eating a sno-cone.

Kids getting sno-cones from Ms. Alex and Jackson, one of the volunteers. 

Mrs. Michelle passing out fruit on Farmer's Market Day.

    Mrs. Michelle serving the kids fruit.

Mr. Avery serving bread with honey.

 Mr. Avery helping hand out fresh bread and honey.

Ms. Sarah reading to a large group of kids.

Dr. Amanda telling kids about what it's like being a vet.

Kids waiting to tie dye.

Kids patiently waiting to draw prizes and tie dye.

Little boy with his Leap Frog reading prize.

   Prize winner, Harrison.

Little boy with his movie gift card prize.

Prize winner, Lucas

Library volunteers and staff helping kids tie dye.

Library volunteers and staff helping the kids tie dye.