Summer Reading for ALL ages

graphic of couple planting tree.  Tree leaves spell "Read"Whitman County Library invites residents of all ages to participate in Summer Reading 2017, “Build a Better World.” This free, fun and educational Summer Reading program kicks off countywide on June 1, rewarding children, teens and adults who complete the reading challenge.

To complete the contest, children must read (or be read) 10 books or 10 hours while teens need to read and briefly review three books. Adults who read three books receive a Fonk’s beverage card or other fun prizes, while those who read seven or more books are also entered into a grand prize drawing featuring a gift basket from J.P. Homemade Pies, a Merry Cellars Wine magnum, WSU game day basket and additional prizes sponsored by these and other local donors along with Friends of Whitman County Library.

Summer Reading is packed with great programs for kids and families too. These include juggling extraordinaire, Henrik Bothe, Traveling Lantern Theatre group, the amazingly talented, Joshua J. Superstar, Lego contests, group games, building challenges, engineering experiments and other engaging activities.

Thanks to support from the Friends of the Library, generous local merchants and individual donations, libraries countywide offer lots of incentives to read. We could not do it without you! Drawings will be held for everything from local gift certificates, Palouse Empire Fair wristbands, Webb’s Slough sprint boat tickets and much more!


See the Summer Reading Overview here.

For more information, contact:

Sheri Miller at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or our Blog at, the library's events calendar, Facebook, Twitter,  or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.