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Summer Celebration of Wild Adventures

Summer Celebration runs from June 3 – July 31
Register & Complete a Reading Passport to Win Prizes!

Register Your Reading Passport!

Summer Celebration
is a summer reading program provided by WCPL. Its purpose is to engage individuals & families in activities all summer long! The goal is to prevent the “educational slide” that can occur in school-aged children during breaks. We also strive to promote community engagement and familial bonding through interactive programs provided throughout the months of June and July, beginning with our amazing kick-off concert on June 3!

Join in on the fun by going to our calendar for a list of programs!

Prizes & Reading Passport Registration

Download and print your passport at home or pick up one from any WCPL Location or Pop-Up Event

Pre-K — Elementary

Teen & Adult

Prizes may be redeemed after each milestone. Make sure to register to be entered into the grand prize drawings!

Register Your Reading Passport Here!

Easy How-To

  1. Register your passport using the online form or at any WCPL branch.
  2. Write individual achievements in the passport block map.
  3. Come into the library at each milestones for a cool prize.

What counts as an achievement?

Pre-K — Elementary

  • Every book I read
  • Every book I reread
  • Every book someone reads to me
  • Every book I listen to
  • Every library event I attend
  • Every new animal I learn

  • Every storytrail I walk
  • Every time I check out 5 books

Teen & Adult

  • Read a book
  • Reread a favorite book
  • Look through a whole magazine
  • Use any WCPL virtual database
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Watch a book-to-movie adaptation
  • Read a book by a diverse author
  • Attend any WCPL event/program
  • Walk a storytrail
  • Read a book to your children or pets
  • Research your ancestry
  • Use WCPL’s Your Next Read service
  • Use WCPL’s Idea Lab
  • Shop at a local farmer’s market
  • Visit any city or county park
  • Check out a cake pan or a jewelry making kit
  • Watch a movie at the Capitol
  • Check out the WCPL book mobile
  • Check out five books at any branch
  • Follow WCPL on Facebook

Events Calendar

Check out our events calendar for programs suited to all ages or download our outsert calendar below!

Children & Family

Click the images below to view more about each event.

Puppets on the Run Workshop: Session 1
Tues, July 13 @ 11 AM
The Capitol

Puppets on the Run Workshop: Session 2
Tues, July 13 @ 2 PM
The Capitol

Madcap Puppets Presents: Jack and the Gentle Giant
Tues, July 13 @ 6 PM
The Capitol



Shelli R. Johannes
Tues, July 27 @ 10 AM
Smiths Grove Branch


Shelli R. Johannes
Tues, July 27 @ 6 PM
Main Library


Shelli R. Johannes
Wed, July 28 @ 10:30 AM
Bob Kirby Branch

Animal Tales
Thurs, July 29 @ 10 AM
Bob Kirby Branch

Animal Tales
Thurs, July 29 @ 2 PM
Parker-Bennett Community Center

Click here for a printable PDF of the calendar pages!


Click the images below to view more about each event.

Wes Swietek
The Cemetery Road Murders
Thurs, July 22 @ 6 PM
The Capitol

Bluegrass Bigfoot Hunter
Charlie Raymond
Sat, July 10 @ 2 PM
The Capitol


Reading Links

Check out our Kids and Teens pages! There’s so much age-appropriate material there to discover, like links to special eBook pages, reading lists, calendars of regular library events, and much more!

Set your child up for reading success this summer!


Special thanks to the Friends of the Library, whose generosity and support make Summer Celebration possible! Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters!

Community Farmers Market, Oh What Fun!, Jump Air Zone, A Love of Photography, Rian’s Fatted Calf, Vertical Excape, Plano General Store, Be Happy Yoga and Salt Cave, Funky Bean, Pelican’s Snowballs, Home Depot, ConCon’s, Balloon A Gram, Rich Pond Market, National Corvette Museum, Culver’s, Chuck E. Cheese, McDonald’s, Waffle House, Wendy’s, Freddy’s, Texas Roadhouse, iStroll, Mercadito, Pie Queen/Boyce General Store