How To Participate
  • The program starts June 1, 2023 and ends August 1, 2023.
  • Each participant will receive one tracking card to record their reading progress.
  • Participants must read twelve books or for twelve hours.
  • 2023 ALTERNATIVE: One sticker from an event or local business equals one story / hour read.
  • To earn a prize, and qualify to win one of this year's grand prizes, tracking cards must be returned to the Laurens branch, Clinton branch, or the Bookmobile by August 1, 2023.
2023 Prizes
  • Children (ages 0-10)
    • One free summer reading shirt. Parent or legal guardian must be present. Available while supplies last.
    • Completion Certificate & Medal
    • Tickets for Freebies
    • A chance to win one of three grand prizes: a Duplo set, a Lego set, or a bike
  • Teens (ages 11-17)
    • Completion Certificate & Medal
    • Tickets for Freebies
    • A chance to win one of the grand prizes: A foreign snacks kit, an art supply kit, or a self-care kit
  • (Adults (ages 18+)
    • LCPL Tote
    • Tickets for Freebies
    • A chance to win one of the grand prizes: A $50 gift certificate for Rootimentary or a Amazon Fire Tablet
Sticker Stops (As of 4/20/23)
  • Courthouse Coffee (Laurens)
  • Tacos & Blablabla (Laurens)
  • Southern Twist & Trade (Laurens)
  • Laurens County Museum (Laurens)
  • Leake Family Pharmacy (Gray Court)
  • Pelicans (Laurens)
  • Arbitrary Art (Gray Court)
  • Mayberry Diner (Cross Hill)
  • Vestibule (Clinton)
  • Scoops Ice Cream (Clinton)
Prize Donors
  • Friends of the Laurens County Public Libraries
  • McDonalds
  • Pelicans
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Greenville Children's Museum
  • Rootimentary
  • Zaxbys
  • Greenville Drive

2023 Summer Reading Events

June 5

  • LAURENS - 10AM
Columbia Marionette Theatre A crowd favorite returns! Watch as puppeteers present THE WORLD OF ANANSI THE SPIDER. (For ages 3-10)

June 14 - LAURENS

  • Kids ages 6-10 will start racing at 12PM.
  • Teens ages 11-17 will start racing at 3PM.
Mario Kart Tournament Visit the Laurens branch to show off your racing skills! (For ages 6-10)

June 22

  • LAURENS - 10AM

Science on Wheels

The Roper Mountain Science Center will present IT'S A BREEZE-a program about the power of wind! (For ages 3-10)

July 10

  • LAURENS - 10AM
Professor Whizzpop Get ready for magical fun! The professor returns with friends to present a wacky world of wonder. (For ages 3-10)

July 20

  • LAURENS - 10AM
South Carolina Aquarium Do you like animals? So do we! Join us for the program BURROW BUDDIES as we learn about animals who make their home underground! (For ages 3-10)

July 26

Build-A-Bottle Visit the Clinton branch to make your own travel-size sensory toy to take with you wherever you go this summer. Supplies are limited. (For ages 6-17)