Readers of all ages may participate in the Kent Free Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories.

Children in preschool through 12th grade may sign up in the Dubois Children’s Reading Room. They will receive an official reading record to track the reading they complete throughout the summer. Participants will record time spent reading in 15-minute increments, and will earn one point for every minute of reading they finish. Participates can complete reading independently or with others. Time spent reading prior to May 24 is not eligible.

Children can also earn points by attending library programs and completing Challenges. Points can be spent on Care for a Critter votes, "Buy Now!" prizes that can be taken home same day, or on Grand Prize Drawing entries. All drawings will be held on Monday, Aug. 4 and winners notified at that time. The final day to participate in the program is Aug. 2.

Adults have their own program. Patrons should pick up a bookmark at the first floor Information Desk on which they record and rate five books they read. Turn in the first bookmark for a water bottle (while supplies last). Additional completed bookmarks may be entered into a drawing for three Grand Prizes. Books read prior to May 24 are not eligible.

Adult Summer Reading bookmarks must be returned to the Information Desk by close of business at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 to be included in the grand prize drawings.

In addition, the library will offer a variety of STEM, craft, and reading programs for children and adults throughout the summer that celebrate the theme "A Universe of Stories" with a focus on space and discovery.

For more information, visit or stop by the library.