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Sumter County Library's 2024 Summer Reading Program!

June 3rd - July 25th


To participate, register at any location for one of our summer reading challenges, or online at


Early  Reader Challenge ages


Children Reading Challenge ages

5 – 11

Teen Reading Challenge ages

12 – 17

 Pick up your tote bags, reading logs, and bookmarks at any location.

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Set a goal to read 20 minutes a day for 30 days.

 Record your time reading on Beanstack at or in your reading log.

Visit any Sumter County Library Location before July 25th @ 6:00 pm and let us know you have completed your challenge to claim your prize, and certificate, and be entered for a chance to win a grand prize.

Please join us for our Summer Reading Program activities.

Grand Prizes

Early Reader Reading Challenge Grand Prizes (6 prizes)

Challengers ages 0 - 2 could win Squishy Friends with Crinkle and sensory bellies.

Challengers 3 and 4 have a chance to win Magnetic trains.

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Children Reading Challenge (7 prizes)

Challengers ages 5- 11 will be entered to win an adventure kit or a Lego Creator Retro Skate Building Kit.

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Teen Reading Challenge (2 Prizes)

Challengers ages 12 - 17 will be entered to win a backpack with a laptop compartment and a USB port along with a ticket to Lock Clock and Peril Escape Rooms. 

(Ticket includes entry of a Parent / Guardian)

Visitors under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by an adult to participate in Lock Clock and Peril Escape Rooms

Summer Reading Program Activities


Between June 3rd and July 25th, all locations will have various activities.


For more information about our summer reading program check out our information booklet 


Some activities require registration:

Call or visit the library branch holding the activity to register before the day of the activity.

(locations and hours)


Waiting lists will be created if slots are full.

If you cannot attend, please, contact us to cancel your registration.


2024 Summer Reading Program Sponsors and Partners

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Special thanks to the Friends of The Sumter County Library who help make our annual Summer Reading Program possible with their annual sponsorship.

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Family Game Time, Crafting with the Family, and the Teen Club Activities were made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the South Carolina State Library. 

Supplementary materials for our summer reading program were also provided by the South Carolina State Library and distributed to libraries around our state.


Local Sponsors and Donors

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Music Gator purchased and donated the movies shown during our Summer Reading Program.

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Lock, Clock, and Peril Escape Rooms Donated Tickets to their escape room to be used as a grand prize for teens who complete the Summer Reading Challenge.

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Sumter Soil & Water Conservation Presented the Learn and Grow Veggies program.

Mid Carolina Exterminating Sprayed The Wesmark Library  Lawn for Pests to allow kids to fly kites during our Build a Kite program.

Lowe's Provided Build and Grow Project Kits for our Lowe's Build and Grow Programs.


Books A Million provided books for our Bingo for Books Program.

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Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, and Sweet Frog provided coupons as prizes for our Summer Reading Challenge.

Volunteer Presenters

Patrick Sakole

Spoke for our Build a Kite program and taught participants about aerodynamics.

Other Credits

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This year’s theme was chosen by the Collaborative Summer Reading Program who commissioned work from artists

 Juana Martinez-Neal & Rob Donnelly

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