Summer Reading. June 1 - July 31, 2023.

Summer Reading starts June 1st!

Summer Reading starts June 1st!

All ages are invited to read for prizes and join us for fun programs this summer! Visit any SCPL location to pick up a Challenge Card or get started below. Choose a combination of 10 challenges to finish a card and win a prize!* All completed cards are added to weekly drawings for each age group for bigger prizes, so keep reading for more chances to win!

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Summer Reading Prizes

Children (birth - 12)

Summer Reading 2023 Children's Prize: Book & Medal or Baby Toy

Book & Medal or Baby Toy

Teens (12 - 18)

Summer Reading 2023 Teen Prize: Light-Up Mason Jar Mug

Light-Up Mason Jar Mug

Adults (18+)

Summer Reading 2023 Aults Prize: Pen, Journal, & Bag

Pen, Journal, & Bag

*Available while supplies last

Children's Weekly Drawing Prizes

Teens Weekly Drawing Prizes

Week 1: $75 Amazon gift card
Week 2: $75 Target gift card
Week 3: $75 Amazon gift card
Week 4: $75 B&N gift card
Week 5: $100 Amazon gift card
Week 6: $100 Target gift card
Week 7: $100 Amazon gift card
Week 8: $100 B&N gift card
Week 9: $100 Visa gift card

Teen Summer Reading Weekly Prizes. Gift Cards - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Visa

Week 1: $75 Amazon gift card
Week 2: $75 Target gift card
Week 3: $75 Amazon gift card
Week 4: $75 B&N gift card
Week 5: $100 Amazon gift card

Week 6: $100 Target gift card
Week 7: $100 Amazon gift card
Week 8: $100 B&N gift card
Week 9: $100 Visa gift card

Teen Summer Reading Weekly Prizes. Gift Cards - Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Visa

Adults Weekly Drawing Prize

Visit an SCPL Spark Space, Win a Cricut Maker

Looking to add some creativity to your summer? Attend one of our Spark Space programs or visit a Spark Space at Chesnee, Headquarters, Pacolet or Woodruff. Patrons ages 12 and up who attend a Spark Space class, program, or training at one of our four Spark Space locations will be added to a drawing to win a Cricut Maker, a precision cutting machine that opens up a whole new world of DIY projects!

Cricut Maker

Select an age group for more info!

Summer Reading is HERE! Squeeze every last drop out of the fun and join us for some great events, sweet prizes, and lots of fun reading.

To join in, pick up a Summer Reading card at your local branch, request one via mail, or print one out above. Complete your card, bring it back, and you’ll receive a book, a medal (or baby toy), and Greenville Drive voucher.

If you want, grab another card and complete that one too—every time you complete a card, you’re entered into the drawing for one of our weekly prize bundles.

Information for Daycares
  • For a public program, the public is given the priority for admittance. Daycares will be expected to call prior to their visit, but there is no guarantee that enough supplies or space will be available.
    • If admittance to the program is limited, the public will have first access to reserve their seat prior to the event. Daycares must call back or wait for a librarian to call them back.
  • Daycare Supervisor
    • The supervisor must be at least 18 years old and abide by the Staff-to-Child ratio regulations set in place by SC Child Care. Library staff is not included in the ratio. (source)
    • The supervisor is expected to be engaged during the program and will be responsible for regulating the behavior of the children in attendance.
  • Arrangements for an outreach visit can be made with a Children’s Assistant and is dependent on the Library location’s schedule.
Child's Age Staff-to-Child Ratios
Birth to one year 1:5
One to two years 1:6
Two to three years 1:8
Three to four years 1:12
Four to five years 1:17
Five to six years 1:20
Six to twelve years 1:23

Do you wish to reserve a spot for your students at one of our daycare programs? Click the button below to reserve a date. These programs are most suitable for the 5-12 age group. They will be offered at the Headquarters Library only and space is limited. Your spot is not guaranteed until you have been contacted by a librarian.

Art Party Friday, June 16th at 2 P.M.
Come learn about abstract art and unleash your inner artist by creating your own abstract painting!

Oreo Explosion Friday, June 23rd at 2 P.M.
It’s Oreo time! Join us as we taste test wacky Oreo flavors and brainstorm our own kooky cookie combinations.

Block Party Friday, July 14th at 2 P.M.
Drop in to build how you want! A variety of building materials will be provided including LEGOs and cardboard boxes.

Summer Bingo Bash Friday, July 21st at 2 P.M.
We’re playing Bingo and winning prizes!

Yay, summer! Time to relax, read what you want, and win prizes chosen for teens, by teens. Complete a Summer Reading challenge card to receive a light-up mason jar mug and be entered in weekly gift card drawings! Keep reading and finishing additional cards for even more chances to win.

Check out our teen events and mark your calendars to get crafty, play D&D, meet animals, compete in video and board games, watch anime, tie-dye, solve escape rooms, cosplay, request Book Boxes, meet YA author Lora Beth Johnson, and SO MUCH MORE!

Follow @scplteens on Instagram all summer for the latest!

Teen Author Talk. Lora Beth Johnson. Author of Goddess in the Machine.

You’ve waited all year for this: Summer Reading is BACK! Challenge your friends, family, grandkids, neighbors, and even yourself to complete this year’s card, which features ten different options to explore what SCPL has to offer. Get your card at your local branch or print one out above. In addition to the prize you’ll receive when you return your card, each additional card you complete equals an additional chance to win one of our sweet, sweet weekly prizes, so keep reading for a better chance to win.

In addition to our reading challenges, we’re also offering hundreds of programs for grown-ups across the county. Whether you’re looking to join a book club, interested in adopting a furry friend, curious about the Artemis space missions, picking out a new houseplant, or hoping to learn about the secret life of Steve Jobs, your local library has programs to suit you! Pick up a copy of our Summer Reading booklet at any location or download it above to see all we’re offering this year, and we’ll see you in the shelves!

Follow @spartanburglibraries on social media for library service updates and collection and program highlights!

Join us at events for all ages!