Our Summer Reading Program starts July 5th. Registration is open now! Stop by the library to register for the summer reading program. Once you are registered, you will receive your folder with your reading log, program calendar, and instructions.

Reading Logs

In your Summer Reading folder you will find your:

Minutes/Books Reading Log Tracking Instructions

July Reading Log

August Reading Log

Each day, write down the number of minutes (kids and teens) or books (adults) read and add up your total at the end of each week. Turn your minutes in weekly to receive a prize!

Incentives & Rewards

Weekly Prizes: All age groups receive a small weekly prize when you turn in the number of minutes you’ve read (children and teens) or the number of books you’ve read (adults) by the Saturday of the following week.

Some of our weekly prizes include…

McDonald’s Coupons

Fun Stickers


Toy Rubrix

Air Balloon Helicopters

Children’s Magnetic Mathematics Toys

Magnet Pickup Tool

Spinner Rings

Nature Stone Anxiety Bracelets

Parachute Toys

State Farm Grocery Bags

Monthly Prizes: There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for July and August for each age group. These will be determined by who read the most minutes or books that month. Turn your monthly minutes in by July 31st and August 23rd!

Our monthly prizes include tickets to…

The Strong National Museum of Play

Corning Museum of Glass

The Rockwell Museum

Genesee Country Village & Museum

The Geva Theatre

Sky Zone Syracuse

Nick of Times Escape Room

Seabreeze Amusement Park

Other monthly prizes include…

$50 Gift Card to Walmart

$20 Gift Certificate to Brandy’s Cup of Joe

$25 Gift Certificate to Black & Blue Steak and Crab

Cutting Crew Certificate for Shampoo, Cut, Conditioning Treatment and Style Salon Service

Programs & Events

View the 2023 Summer Reading Program calendar here or visit our Events Calendar to see all the fun things we have in store this summer!

Many of our programs will be taking place beyond the library! There will be a special Story-Time at the Steamers Stadium, a Story-Time and tour of the Post Office, and a tour of the Fire and Police Station.

The following programs will be held at the New Hope Community Center located at 282 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY.

July 13th 1:30 PM: Wildlife Rockstars

The following programs will be held at the Hornell Community Arts Center located at 58 Broadway Mall, Hornell, NY.

July 5th at 1:00 PM: The Bubble Man

July 27th 1:00 PM: Benjamin Berry Circus Performance

July 29th at 10:30 AM: Our Paranormal Investigation Results

August 3rd 1:00 PM: The Reptile Guys

August 17th 1:00 PM: Tanglewood Nature Center