Summer Reading 2018

Starting June 1st, register for our Wandoo Summer Reading Program, read, participate in challenges and attend library programs to collect prizes and tickets towards a charitable donation!

Go HERE to find out about our Summer Programs and events for children and families.

Prizes must be claimed before Saturday, September 1st.

To Register:
1. Follow these links:     Grades K-5 go HERE    Grades 6-12 go HERE   

(If your child is younger stop by the Summer Reading Desk to pick up a game board for your baby or toddler!)

2. Fill out the required information.

To Log Reading Time:
1. Sign in to your account.

2. Either on your homepage or the “Books” tab, type in the title of the book you read, and the amount of time in minutes you spent reading. Click “Submit Log.” If you finished the book, be sure to check that box as well.

To Complete Optional Challenges ( for even more tickets!)

1. Sign in to your account.
2. Find the “challenges” tab, and click on a challenge and follow the competition requirements. Remember these are OPTIONAL.

To Get Prizes and  Tickets:
1. Once you’ve logged either, 100, 200, 400, 800 or 1000 minutes of reading and/or completed a challenge/ or book (adults only)  a message will appear indicating you’ve earned a prize or ticket.
2. Head to the Summer Reading Desk to claim your reward!

Prizes Grades K-5

Read 100 minutes and earn a coupon pack to use at local businesses all summer long and one ticket. Claim soon, these coupons expire!

Read 400 minutes and earn an inflatable guitar (while supplies last) and 4 tickets.

Read 800 minutes and select a book to keep and  8 tickets.

Read 1000 minutes and be entered into a drawing for a Tablet and 10 tickets.

Ticket earned will be counted towards a charitable donation. The charity with the most tickets will receive a $75 donation.  

Participate in additional challenges all summer long to earn extra tickets for your favorite charity


if you have any questions or need assistance with any part of this you stop by the Library’s Summer Reading Desk or contact Head of Youth Services Alexandra Klaus at or Youth Services Assistant, Gina Monti, at

Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Have you ever come home from the Farmer’s Market with a pile of beautiful produce and no idea what to make with your bounty? We can help! Registered Dietitian Katie Shepherd will show you how easy and satisfying it is to practice “farm-to-table cooking” in your own home. Using produce from Durham’s own Farmer’s Market, she will demonstrate how to put together a healthy dinner for your family.

For ages 17 and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Click here to register.

Teen Candy Making

Tuesday 2/14 at 6:30PM

Join us for an evening of candy making! We will be experimenting with different molds and fillings. Registration required. Limit 15. Open to Teens in grades 6 and up. Registration opens 2/1.

Perler Bead Craft

Teens and T weens in Grades 5 & up can join us at the library to make some Perler bead coasters! These beads  can make be made in any design and look especially great using 8-bit video game items & characters as a template or geometric designs. Registration encouraged but not required! Sign up begins 12/28/16. Register below or call the library!

Anime Club in the Teen Lounge

On the first Friday of each month the Library will be hosting Anime Club in the Teen Lounge after school.  There will be anime streamed the entire 2.5 hours, with requests taken from you!  There will also be Anime related crafts, snacks, and/or games!  No registration required.
Friday, December 2nd from 2:30-5:00pm
Ages 12-18

Online Summer Reading for Teens & Adults

Welcome to Summer Reading!

Young adults entering grades 7-12 and adult patrons are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program via Wandoo Reader, an online reading tracker.  Patrons who participated last year will remember it!

Earn 1 raffle ticket for every 60 minutes of reading logged, earn 1 raffle ticket for every challenge completed, and Young Adults can earn 1 raffle ticket for every program they attend.

The Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, June 27th and runs through to Saturday, August 6th.


Click the appropriate link below:


Wandoo Reader Online Summer Reading Tracker


If you are a Strong Middle School student, click here:


Any other young adults entering grades 7-12 who wish to participate, click here:


Adults 18+ your summer reading link is here: