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Summer reading program beginning

PALATKA – The summer reading program in Putnam County kicks off Saturday June 3 at 10 a.m. in all five branches of the Putnam County Library System.

Special Kick-Off guests include:

  • Bostwick Public Library: Holly Thomas returns with a Super Powered STEAM Workshop
  • Melrose Public Library:Professor Mullet presents a Butterfly Adventure @ 10:30am
  • Interlachen Public Library:Kathy Fisk with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary talks about boat safety.

Download a copy of the Summer Reading Program Brochure and a complete list of programs at! Or check out our calendar of events – there’s one for each library branch! You can also search our catalog or download e-books and audiobooks (just look under Reference and Resources for NEFLIN Overdrive). For more information about e-books or other online resources, email

The Summer Reading Challenge continues from June 3-July 15. Everyone who turns in a reading log receives a certificate as well as special prizes and incentives. Be sure to pick up the correct Reading Log for your age group! The library’s top readers compete with other readers in their age group for additional prizes and awards.

Certificates and ribbons are awarded to top readers in each of our five library branches. Age groups are Infant and Toddler (ages 0-5), School Age (6-10), Teen (11-18), and Adult (18+). The top reader between the ages of 6-10 with the most hours read across the entire library system is awarded the Key of Knowledge and declared the overall winner (for the entire system). Only 1 top reader is awarded the Key of Knowledge every summer.

Reading challenge age groups include:


Infants and Toddlers

(ages 0-5) including

Parents as Partners


School Age (ages 6-10)

Parents as Partners and

Independent Readers


Teen Readers (ages 11-18)

for those still in school

or just graduated






Children’s Program

Weekly Themes:


June 5-10:

Character Building


June 12-17:

Build a Better Community


June 19-24:

Build a Better Body


June 26-July 1:

Build a Better Environment


July 10-15:

Fun with Building and Construction


July 17-22:

Building Strong Readers


Palatka Headquarters Library

·         Infant—Five Years Old | Mondays @ 10am

·         School Age (6-10) | Tuesdays @ 10am

Bostwick Public Library

·         Infant—Five Years Old | Thursdays @ 1pm

·         School Age (6-10) | Thursdays @ 1:30pm

Crescent City Public Library

·         Infant—Five Years Old | Thursdays @ 10am

·         School Age (6-10) | Thurs. @ 11:30am

Interlachen Public Library

·         Infant—Five Years Old | Thursdays @ 10am

·         School Age (6-10) | Fridays @ 10:30am

Melrose Public Library

·         Infant—Five Years Old | Tuesdays @ 10am

·         School Age (6-10) | Thursdays @ 1pm

Find more events on our website:


For more information about Children and Family Programs @ your library, contact your local branch manager or Vonshell Offord, Children and Family Coordinator, at the Headquarters Palatka Library at 386-329-0126 or



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