2020 Summer Reading Program: Theme TBD

why read over the summer?

The reading skills of children decline if they do not read over summer break, similar to playing an instrument, or not playing an instrument for three months. Those that read will be more likely to be on target or ahead of their peers. Studies show that reading skill loss is long-term and cumulative, each year widening the child’s skills gap.

Kids can read a variety of print materials, including comics and magazines that they find interesting, as long as they’re reading during the summer. The National Institute of Health states, “when children become good readers in the early grades they are more likely to become better learners throughout their school years and beyond.”

summer program how-to

opening day

June 12th is the first day of the Summer Reading Program for children ages 4-12. Those children who sign up on Kickoff Day will receive a special treat donated by the Clark County Dairy Promotion Committee. We will accept sign-ups until June 29th.


Kids ages 4-12 sign up in the library until June 30th. Each child will set their reading goal and receive their summer reading program packet.


Record each book read on the reading sheet.


Turn in the reading sheet from July 31st to August 17th. Receive prizes and get entered in a drawing for even  more prizes!

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Thank you to all of our sponsors this year!
Hansen’s IGA

Neillsville Rec Department


Pizza Hut

Holiday Gas Station

Neillsville SubwaY

Strike Time Lanes


Monday: 10:00 am- 8:00 pm

Tuesday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am- 8:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Neillsville Public Library

409 Hewett St.

Neillsville, WI 54456

PHONE: 715-743-2558

FAX: 715-743-6213

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