Summer Reading runs May 22nd – July 31st

Summer Reading 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 event on Thursday, June 8!

Family Camps with WCPL & WCPR!

Free and fun for the entire family!

Join in on the Fun

Check out our calendar for a full list of all of our summer programs!

Your Reading Log

All completed reading logs will be entered into a grand prize drawing of your choice!

Finish your reading log - while you still have time!









Pickup a Summer Reading Log at any WCPL location or download them below!



Completion Prizes

Kids who complete their Farm Journey will receive the following milestone & completion prizes:

  • 1st Milestone: Seed Packet & Planting Pot
  • 2nd Milestone: Farm Friend Finger Puppet
  • 3rd Milestone: Food (Culver’s Raising Cane’s, Texas Roadhouse, Azipp Pizza)
  • Final Milestone: A WCPL Bucket Hat & Book of their choice

Kids prizes may be redeemed after each milestone.

Adults/Teens who complete their Summer Reading Bookmark Log will receive:

  • A Growing Readers Summer Reading Book Bag
  • Coupon for a free book of their choice at Capitol Books


Participants get to choose which grand prize drawing they would like to be enrolled in!

Experience BG Package

  • 4 tickets to Vertical eXcape Climbing Gym
  • 4 tickets to the Corvette Museum
  • 4 tickets to Lost River Cave‘s Boat Tour
  • 4 tickets to Chaney’s Dairy Barn Robotic Milker Farm Tour (includes 2 free jumping pillow admissions and 1 free banana split)
  • 6 half-price Beech Bend Coupon Certificates
  • Ballpark Suite Night @ Hot Rods: 25 tickets to a Monday-Thursday game of your choice! Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included (donated by ELPO)

Great Outdoors Package

donated by Cabella’s
  • GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Camping Chair
  • ENO DoubleNest Hammock
  • YETI Rambler 30 oz Travel Mug
  • YETI Hopper Flip Soft Sided Cooler

Cow Squishmallow – 14″

Win a $529 College Savings Account!

KYSaves will award four $529 college savings accounts to Kentucky children and young adults 18 years old or younger. In addition, each winner’s local public library will receive $500 toward future youth reading programs.

Sweepstakes runs May 15 – Aug 11

Family Camps with WCPL & WCPR!

Free and fun for the entire family this Summer!

Please note: These summer camps are for the WHOLE FAMILY! Please register at least one adult with your group. Suggested age range is rising 3rd-6th graders, but all are welcome.

Every Tuesday of a camp week will be hosted at The Capitol for a thematic movie!


Storytimes in Fountain Square Park:

Every Tuesday @ 12 PM

Free Movies at The Capitol:

Every Tuesday @ 12:30 PM

Purple Food Bus @ Rice Library

Weekdays: 11:20 AM – 12:15 PM

Check Out All of Our Events This Summer!

 Make sure to check the events calendar to find everything going on at the library, The Capitol, and with our community partners this summer!

Special Events


Summer Reading Kick-Off: Farm Fest
Thursday, June 8  |  10 AM – 12 PM
National Corvette Museum

Farm Family Hour
Wednesday, June 14  |  6 PM – 7 PM
Bob Kirby Branch

Petting Zoo
Thursday, June 15  |  10 AM – 12 PM
Smiths Grove Branch

Princess Meet & Greet
Thursday, June 22  |  12:30  PM – 2:30 PM
Buchanon Park

Farm Family Hour
Monday, June 26  |  6 PM – 7 PM
Smiths Grove Branch

Thursday, June 29  |  5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Lisa Rice Library

Community Performance of Stone Soup
Thursday, June 29th @ 7 PM
The Capitol


Wednesday, July 5  |  6 PM – 7 PM
Bob Kirby Branch

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Thursday, July 6  |  12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Buchanon Gym

Zak Morgan Kids Musical Performance
Tuesday, July 11  |  6 PM – 7 PM
The Capitol

Storytime & Meet & Greet with Bluey
Thursday, July 13 @ 4:30 PM
The Capitol

Storytime & Meet & Greet with Smokey the Bear
Tuesday, July 18 @ 6 PM
Lisa Rice Library

Mobile Dairy Classroom & Ice Cream Party
Thursday, July 20  |  12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Buchanon Park

Not Your Average Petting Zoo
Wednesday, July 26 @ 6 PM
Bob Kirby Branch

LEGO Party Finale
Saturday, July 29  |  11 AM – 4 PM
Bob Kirby Branch


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

Warren County Public Schools, Bowling Green Independent Schools, Graves Gilbert Clinic, Beech Bend, Fountain Square Players, Tennessee Valley Lego Club, Lost River Cave, Kentucky Division of Forestry, Early Childhood Council of Warren County, Southwest Farms, Vertical eXcape, Wright Implement, Flora’s Forest Friends, Lost River Cave, Chaney’s Dairy Barn, and Compost BG