Celebrating 50 Years, May 30 - August 13

Participate in the Adult Summer Reading program! No registration required. You don't even need a library card! All you have to do is be 18 or older and turn in your reading log(s) in person to the Reference desk by 5pm Sunday, August 13 to be eligible for the final prize drawing.

The Basics

Earn prizes for reading materials you enjoy! You may read any adult or teen titles you want! Audio books and ebooks count, too! Just make sure you read/listen to all titles between May 30 and August 13.


You may choose to read by time or by title.

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Stop by the Library to pick up a reading log and keep track of the time or titles you read.  Reading logs may be picked up at the Reference desk, the Information desk and the Summer Reading Club sign-up table. Or, you may sign up online.  You may also print additional reading logs beginning Monday, June 5.  All reading logs must be returned in person.
Celebrating 50 Years of Allen Public Library

Earn Prizes!

Bring in your first slip to receive a tote bag and free book.  The first 300 participants to turn in a reading slip will receive a coupon for a cookie from the Food for Thought Cafe.  You may return your logs to the Reference desk beginning Monday, June 12. All reading logs must be returned in person by 5 p.m. August 13 in order to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. You do not need to be present to win.


At Allen Public Library, everyone is a winner! Get a tote bag and free book for reading 1 book or 5 hours! (One book per person while supplies last.)

Every 1 book OR 5 hours read enters you into the grand prize drawing to win one of three $50 gift cards to the Watters Creek shopping center.  The grand prize drawing will be held Monday, August 14.  Winners will be notified by 5 p.m.

You can read any Adult or Teen Books, but if you want to challenge yourself, check out our reading resources on the bookshelf!

APL 50th Birthday Bookmark Contest!

Celebrate Allen Public Library’s 50th Anniversary by creating a bookmark that shows why you love your library! One winner will be selected from each of the following categories: ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-18, and adult. Winning entries will be professionally printed and promoted within the Library. Winners will be announced in October 2017. 

 For more details and contest rules, see the contest submission form online or at the Library from June 1 – July 31, 2017. 

 Bookmark Contest starts June 1 and ends July 31. 
Questions? Call the Reference Desk at 214.509.4905

Sponsored by: The Friends of the Allen Library

Did you know that all ages can participate in summer reading clubs?