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2024 Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival &
Thomas Hughes Brinkley Memorial Fun Run

The afternoon’s events begin at 3 p.m. with the Thomas Hughes Brinkley Memorial Fun Run. Children and their grownups are invited to walk, run, bike, scoot, skate and stroll the one-mile course that starts in front of the library and runs through the adjacent neighborhood.

The carnival runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and will feature a train ride, face painting, game booths, a rock-climbing wall, and a bouncy house.

$30 Wristbands – which come with a T-shirt, while supplies last, and allow kids to participate in all carnival activities – will be available at the O’Neal Library starting in May. Patrons can also buy wristbands and individual activity tickets at the carnival. (All proceeds go to the Children's Dept.)

Buy tickets online here or at the Children's Dept. Desk

Cash/check at the desk - $30
Square at the desk - $31 ($1.00 processing fee)
Online/Eventbrite - $33.85 ($3.85 processing fee)

Summer Reading Calendar

Registration for all programs begin May 1st at 9:00 pm. 

Every 100 pages you read or listen to this summer earns a chance to play our summer reading game. Collect all the cards to win a free book. You can earn up to 9 books total this summer across both Classic and Xtreme Summer Reading programs. Everyone can receive up to 1 book per reader per week between both the classic summer reading program and Xtreme Reads.

Step 1. Read. Read what you love.
Step 2. Log. Keep track of your pages on the Beanstack app.
Step 3. Earn. Every 100 pages, roll the dice to get a stamp.
Step 4. Earn. Collect 6 different stamps to pick a free book from the book room.