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Summer Reading Challenge at Effingham Library

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From Sunday, May 01, 2022
To Monday, May 02, 2022
by bdust

Effingham Public Library Launches Summer Reading Challenge: “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!”

Registration for the free Summer Reading Challenge at Effingham Public Library began Monday, May 2.

The Summer Reading Challenge keeps children and students reading over summer vacation and helps prevent Summer Reading Slide.  

The summer reading challenge at Effingham Public Library is open to all area children and adults.  A library card is not needed to participate in this free program or any of the events at the library.

The Reading Challenge allows participants to earn rewards for reading.  Rewards are received for completing Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4. All participants, 0 to 18, who complete 4 reading levels (28 days of reading) will receive a book of their own to keep and an invite to a Pool Party.  Those who read for 42 days will be honored at a Super Summer Reader Medal Ceremony.

Registration and the logging of reading will take place online.  Anyone can track either reading using a mobile device or computer.  Find more information at

A series of Summer Read kickoff events is planned for Thursday, June 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Special guests will be a variety of animals from Scovill Zoo from Decatur.

If you have questions, please call the library at 342-2464 x1 or email