Every hero has a story and this summer you get to tell it.

When you register & use the SRPO HQ interface for Summer Reading online, you will:

  • get to keep track, online, of your minutes read;
  • get badges that will level up your super hero identity. The more you read, and log the minutes, the more powerful your hero becomes;
  • also unlock special skills and hero enhancements by attending library events or interacting with the library on social media (facebook, twitter & instagram).

Contact one of our ASK Agents if you have questions!
 


So Hero, are you up to the challenge?  Register for Summer Reading
Already a Hero? Click here to log your reading! Login to SRPO HQ

 

 

 


It's almost time to launch our big summer event. Are you excited? We sure are! To get everyone involved, each hometown library will be hosting their own annual kick-off events. We don't want you to miss the fun, so we've provided the dates and times of each library's big event, as well as information about the special activities. We hope to see all of your smiling faces.

Blanchard - Tues., May 26th from 10:00am to 7:00pm

The Blanchard Library is celebrating its fifth year of summer events in the "new" library building. Stop by to sign the Library's birthday card and get a treat! Children, teens, and adults may also sign up for the Summer Reading Program and discover all of the fun events planned for June and July. Children may select a paper or online reading log to track their summer reading. Teens and Adults may track their reading online. Let's make this the best summer yet!

Read more: Summer Reading Kick Off at Pioneer Library System

Featured Review

book jacket for All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This is the first time I am trying this author and I must say that I was surprisingly delighted. The book is a great read and I found myself admiring how the author seamlessly wove the stories of various individuals together. The book also makes you reflect on this sad time in our history (WW2) and although it is fiction, you can relate and have empathy for the people living in that time period.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Fantastic! I love historical fiction and I don't find much published in this genre. I couldn't put it down and when I finished I couldn't shake the feeling that I had lived through it myself! Great characters, great writing about a topic that is usually from a soldiers point of view. You'll love it.

Meet some of our Heroes

Hero Name: Booker
Secret Identity: James Royce
Powers & Abilities: Active after sundown. Able to return lost items & people to their proper places. Enhanced speed, vision & silent movement.

Special Notes:
Was an anthropologist. Discovered, while investigating Chichén Itzá, a mystical artifact which gave him super powers.

 

Hero Name: Loan Ranger
Secret Identity: Becky Jackson
Powers & Abilities: Not bound by the physical realm, she uses her keen observation powers to provide resources to those in need.

Special Notes:
Always the thrill seeker, she backpacked through Russia during the mid-1980s. Experienced excessive exposure to Chernobyl Disaster.

 

 

Super Tasty Reads

“You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.” ― Julia Child

Try some new recipes and explore the art of cooking this summer with these titles for children, teens, and adults.

A superhero cookbook: simple recipes for kids by Sarah L. Schuette
Instructions and step-by-step photos for making a variety of simple snacks and drinks with a superhero theme.

Mud pies and other recipes by Marjorie Winslow; illustrated by Erik Blegvad
Playful recipes for such dishes as "Wood Chip Dip," "Seesaw Salad," "Roast Rocks," and "Pencil Sharpener Pudding," to be prepared for and enjoyed by dolls.

National Geographic Kids Cookbook by Barton Seaver
Learn how to cook as a family with fascinating sidebars, profiles on real people, and cool facts along the way. (ebook)


Teen cuisine by Matthew Locricchio; photography by James Peterson
A collection of movie themed recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner,snacks, and sessert with step-by-step instructions.

Eat fresh food: awesome recipes for teen chefs by Rozanne Gold; photographs by Phil Mansfield
A collection of recipes for teens with a focus on fresh, natural, and unprocessed vegetables and fruits.

Read more: Super Tasty Reads