Summer Reading

Summer Reading

The Youth Department invites youth ages 0 through 8th grade to join our Summer Reading Program!

Sign up for summer reading begins June 22

Register here by filling out the form below, or by calling the Youth Department at 785-263-1303, or by stopping by the library.

Reading time logs must be completed and returned to the library by July 25th 

Pick up a reading Time Log at the Youth Department, or download the Time Log here:   Time Log

Check out activities under the Children and Teens Services tab!


Adult Summer Reading Bingo

Imagine your story

Adults can participate in Summer Reading also.  This year will be even easier than previous years! 

No sign-up required.  Just pick up or download a bingo card here: Bingo 2020   and return to the library by July 25th to be entered in a drawing for prizes.  

Complete one row (any  direction) or black out the entire thing, your choice!

Library to open on June 8

We will open to the public on Monday, June 8, with some new guidelines.

New Guidelines for Using the
Abilene Public Library

1) Face coverings are recommended for anyone over 3 years old. Please help us protect the library staff and our community.

2) Patrons will be limited to 30 minute visits including computer use time. Only 2 computers will be available for use at one time.

3) A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the Adult and Teen
areas of the library  (floors 1&3) and 5 people (or 2 families) will be allowed in the Youth Department (lower level) at one time. The 2nd floor remains closed except for official meetings.

4) All materials that are touched by patrons while browsing need to be put in designated bins for sanitation.

5) Returns will be accepted in the outside book drop only and will be
quarantined for 72 hours.

6) We are NOT taking donations until further notice.

7) Public Restrooms and drinking fountains will NOT be open at this time.

Library to Go Pick Up Services will continue

The time period between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday is reserved for high-risk patrons.


Social Distancing of 6 feet is required and hand sanitizer will be readily available.


Services such as copying and faxing may take longer to allow for staff safety measures.


If you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or any other possible COVID-19 symptoms please  do not enter the library

Activities for 5th through 8th Graders

Ms Diane has two activities planned for this age group this summer, A Scavenger Hunt/Quiz Bowl, and a Creative Writing Project.

Pick up the forms in the entry of the library or print from here:

Ms Diane’s Scavenger Hunt

Creative Writing

Be sure and watch Ms Diane on our YouTube Channel or Facebook page each week to get all the instructions!

poster for Creative Writing with Ms Diane

Jasper’s Book Scavenger Hunt

picture of a dragon and a book

Download and print your entry form here or pick one up in the library lobby during regular business hours.

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