Summer Reading Programs

During the summer, how do I help my child not loose what they learned this year?  Many parents ask this question.  The best answer is to encourage reading. The Fairbury Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program for children through high school that encourages reading and offers rewards for their effort.

Sign up April 15th  –  May 10th to be eligible to win one of two individual pool passes for the new pool this summer!!

The Summer Reading Program is free for those with a library card.  Registration required to attend the programs:

  • May 24th 8-9 and 9-10 UNL Extension Office Program.
  • June 7th 8-9 and 9-10 UNL Extension Office Program.
  • June 14th Mr. Lego Curtis Mork will be at the library. Sign up to attend this event.
  • June 21st Space Crafts at the library 8-10 Sign up to attend this event.

Grades 1-3 will read 15 picture books.
Grades 4 through 10 will read 2 chapter books.
Turn in your reading list by June 14th to be entered into the drawing for prizes. Awards for reading will be handed out June 21st between 8-10 a.m.

Follow the fun on Facebook, mail Linda M. Dux, Children’s Librarian at, or visit the library for more information!

Get a small gift just for signing up!  Everyone completing the program also receives a pass to attend “Toy Story 4” this summer at the Bonham! For every book read (at least two required to complete the program) receive a prize entry for one of five grand prizes! Books related to space receive two entries!

To participate, just complete any combination of ten activities:

  • Read at least two books
  • Complete any (or all!) activity sheet
  • Explore space, the stars, and our planet by participating in a “Universe of Activities” including:

-Read a science fiction or space related book (remember, receive an extra prize entry for any book related to the universe!)
-Visit the Morrill Hall, or any other Planetarium
-Reminisce with someone who witnessed a significant launch or landing
-Visit the Hyde Observatory at Holmes Park
-Join a litter pickup group to keep our planet healthy
-Visit the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, or any other aerospace Museum
-Get away from the city lights and set up a telescope, or just go star gazing