Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2023: June 3rd – July 8th

Join us as we dive into the whimsical world of fairies, storybook characters, gods and goddesses, and magical creatures during our Summer Reading 2023 Program, “Fairytales, Folktales and Myths.” The fun will kick off with a block party 2-4 p.m. June 3 at Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.

In the following weeks, we will host all kinds of exciting programming tailored to our theme such as a fairy lantern craft and building a candy house. We are pleased to announce we also will host some unique guests during our program including Camille Acosta, Kentucky Folklife Specialist, Western Kentucky University; and Ventriloquist Doug Mickan, who will perform his show “Once Upon a Time.”

Our Summer Reading program will conclude with a foam party finale at 1 p.m. July 8.  

For information on all of our programming, visit our Facebook Page.

To speak with a library staff member, visit the HCCPL Front Desk or call (270)887-4262.

 How it Works | Calendar of EventsPrizes | Frequently Asked Questions


How It Works

To participate in our Summer Reading Program, all readers must be registered. Registration can be completed in-person at the HCCPL Front Desk. The form also can be accessed online, here.

Participants will be divided into the following categories based on age:

Prereaders: ages 0-4

Kids: ages 5-12

Teens: ages 13-17

Adults: ages 18+


After registration is complete, be sure to pick up a reading log to start tracking your hours. Summer Reading Logs can be collected from the HCCPL Front Desk. You also can download them and print them off at home by clicking here.

To track the hours, you read during our Summer Reading Program, color in a box on your reading log for every hour you read. You’ll receive a prize bag and a raffle ticket for the first five hours completed. For every five hours read after that, you will earn a raffle ticket. Prizes will be raffled off at the finale July 8. To claim your prize bag and raffle tickets, bring reading logs to the HCCPL Front Desk.

All reading logs must be redeemed by July 7


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Calendar of Events



Our librarians have been hard at work collecting all kinds of goodies and prizes to reward those who participate in our Summer Reading Program. Everyone who completes five hours of reading will receive one of our custom prize bags and a raffle ticket. For every five hours read after that, you will earn a raffle ticket. During our finale, July 8, we will raffle off a variety of prizes for each age group including a drone for adults, Dungeons and Dragons for Teens, a motorbike for Kids, and a fairytale stamp set for prereaders.

To view all of the prizes we will be raffling off, visit the HCCPL Front Desk.

Raffle prize winners will have until July 22 to collect their prizes, or it will be redrawn.


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How do I earn and claim my rewards?

  • Log sheets for each group need to be filled out for each goal (1 goal per log sheet). These logs need to be returned in person to the library in order to claim goal reward.
  • The rewards differ for each age group.
  • Raffle will be drawn on July 8 and winners have until July 22 to claim their prize or it shall be redrawn.

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Email, call (270) 887-4262 or message us on Facebook if you need further assistance.

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Summer Reading is sponsored by  



Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library thanks its Summer Reading supporters!




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