summer reading tails and tales

Summer Reading Program

Dive into the depths of Summer Reading fun. Experience Tails & Tales while discovering awe-inspiring stories about animals and nature. Challenge yourself to try new things and make a positive change in your community and for our planet.

Summer Reading helps build literacy and language skills, prevents the dreaded summer slide for school-aged children, encourages teens and adults to experience the joy of reading and so much more. As you make plans this summer, don’t forget to attend a virtual program or stop by the library to check out books.

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It's not just for kids. Adults can participate in Summer Reading, too.

Summer Reading for adults kicks off with headliner Chef Jeff Henderson, author of the New York Times bestselling Cooked, award-winning chef and star of his own Food Network docu-reality show. Henderson shares two decades of life lessons that he gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker. Authors Kim Boykin, Lewis M. Steel, Mary Martha Greene and Daniel Harrison also join us to discuss their latest work. Programs may be presented in a virtual format.

Summer Reading Game Cards

summer reading tracking sheet (game card)
Summer Reading Game Card (English)
summer reading tracking sheet spanish
Summer Reading Game Card (Spanish)

Summer Reading Sponsors

Children, Teens & Adults

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

june

01jun3:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Irmo Branch Library

01jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventChef Jeff Henderson6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

02jun2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Batesburg-Leesville Branch

03jun2:30 PM4:30 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch

03jun3:00 PM6:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pelion Branch Library

03jun3:30 PM5:30 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gaston Branch Library

03jun5:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Chapin Branch Library

03jun5:00 PM7:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cayce-West Columbia Branch

03jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventClemson History & Trivia6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

04jun1:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff1:00 PM - 4:00 PM South Congaree Branch

04jun3:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Fest3:00 PM Icehouse Amphitheater Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

07jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventTails & Tales from the Zoo2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

10jun11:00 AM12:00 PMVirtual EventOcean Diving Deep11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

10jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventWriting Your Memoir with Kim Boykin6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

11jun2:00 PM4:00 PMIn-Person EventSummer Reading Kickoff2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Swansea Branch Library

14jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventAuthor Talk: Cinelle Barnes6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Irmo Branch Library

16jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventAuthor Talk: Jerry Craft2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

17jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventThe Viking Colonization of Ireland6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

24jun11:00 AM12:00 PMVirtual EventTails & Tales: River Otters11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

24jun6:30 PM7:30 PMVirtual EventAuthor Talk: Tom Poland6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

28jun2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventTails & Tales from the Zoo2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

july

16jul10:30 AM11:00 AMVirtual EventYoga Storytime: Outer Space10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

16jul2:00 PM3:00 PMVirtual EventJapanese Magical Journey2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Event Organized By: Lexington Main Library

17jul10:00 AM12:00 PMBirthday Celebration10:00 AM - 12:00 PM South Congaree Branch Event Organized By: South Congaree-Pine Ridge Branch

20jul5:00 PM5:30 PMTeenScene: Unhappily Ever After5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Gilbert-Summit Branch Event Organized By: Gilbert-Summit Branch Library

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