Summer Read Sign Up

Tailes and Tales themed image of farm animals reading a book together

Alger Public Library invites you to our Summer Reading Program: The theme for our Summer Reading Program 2021 is Tails and Tales: Animals and Stories! 
Learn, create, explore, and have fun reading all summer long. Summer is the best time to read for fun and earn great prizes while you’re at it. All ages are invited to participate.

APL will have in person programming this summer along with a hybrid Zoom virtual activity this summer to keep the entire family engaged, entertained and motivated to reach their reading goals.

Welcome to a new and reimagined Summer Reading Program!


Summer Reading 2021 is online using BookPoints. It's an easy to use, entertaining summer reading platform that will let you keep track of how much you've read and what you've been reading. We've also included learning and activity challenges to help you keep your summer packed with fun! Plus, you'll get to collect awesome digital badges! Meeting reading goals and completing challenges will earn you a lanyard with cool buttons that you can pick up at the circulation desk this summer.


  • Summer Reading runs from June 8 to July 20
  • Log your reading online using BookPoints. Registration opens June 1st at
  • Everyone can participate -- there are programs for kids, teens, and adults!
  • Read, read, read! 
    • Log the minutes you read to earn prizes!
      • You get tickets for checking out books
      • Tickets for doing book reviews too
      • Earn tickets for every program you attend
    • Grand prize drawing --Date to be determined, I would love to have our usual Pizza and Prizes Party together, but if not, we'll draw for prizes online LIVE on Facebook


  1. In past summers we've given out coupons and goodies throughout the summer to readers, that hasn't changed. We will have coupons for the following places: McDonald's, Neil Armstrong museum, Ohio Renaissance Festival, and for free games of bowling. 
  2. If you do not have access to internet at home, please stop by the library to get registered and pick up a paper tracker.