Summer Reading

Summer Reading at Anderson County Library

The summer reading program encourages children, teens, and families to read and develop the habit of reading during summer vacation. Library programs are free and open to all ages, from babies to adults.   Parents, check out these tips for making the most of summer reading for your kids.

Signups begin June 1st. Click the banner for the age group to get started, or sign up at any library location.


For Kids and Tweens

Come for a heroic summer of books, games, crafts, movies, and special guests, all for free! Children who reach the reading goal earn a medal and a chance to win a Kindle Fire. Kids ages 5-12 can also earn a voucher to a Greenville Drive game.

  • Goal for ages birth to 5 is to have 50 books read to them – Story Time books count! (June 1st through July 31st)
  • Goal for readers ages 5 to 12 is to read ten hours on reading level. (June 1st through July 31st)

To sign up for the Early Literacy program, ages birth to 5 years, click here.

To sign up for the Readers program, ages 6-12, click here.

Want to see all the events and programs for kids this summer? Click on the library location closest to you!

Main   Belton    Honea Path    Iva    Lander     Pendleton     Powdersville


We also have special programs just for tweens – kids ages 10-12! See a list of these events here.



For Teens

Calling all teens! Want to get rewarded for reading? Want to fill your summer with fun, free activities? Sign up for summer reading, log the hours you spend reading, and come to great programs at the Main Library, Belton and Powdersville branches. For every 25 hours you spend reading or listening to audiobooks, you’ll get a chance to win amazing prizes, including a $50 Target gift card!

To sign up for the Teen reading program, ages 12 – 18, click here.

Check the calendar for a full schedule of events!


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For Adults

Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer. Log the hours you spend reading between June 1st and July 31st for entries into weekly prize drawings and a chance at a Kindle Fire. Additionally, there will be great programs all summer long, including book clubs, yoga, films, and more.

To sign up for the Adult reading program, ages 19 and above, click here.

Check the calendar for the full schedule of events!