Summer Reading

Summer Reading is coming!

Q: How do I participate? 

A: Stop in the Library to register and get your Summer Reading folder anytime
on or after MONDAY JUNE 26th.
Contact Megan at with any questions.


For more SBL & Summer Reading Information, see:
Program Information & Summer Calendar
Library Event Calendar (all ages) 
Reading Log Instructions

2023 Governor’s Reading List
Story Time & Baby Bees
SBL Book Clubs for Kids
SBL Book Clubs for Teens
2024 Nutmeg Nominees



Q: What age kids can participate?
A: The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages! For very young children (under 3)
our all-year-round 1000 Books Before Kindergarten may be a better fit. Teens are welcome
to participate in either our Children OR Adult Summer Reading Program, though not both.

Q: Do I need to live in Columbia to participate?
A: No

Q: Do I have to register to participate?
A: Yes! You’ll register when you either pickup a folder at the Library, or over the phone if you’d like to pick up your folder via Curbside Pickup.


Check out some of our exciting summer events:
Registration opens for the following programs on
Call or stop in to register on or after June 5th.


Registration opens for the following programs on
Call or stop in to register for on or after June 26th.