“Read Beyond the Beaten Path” is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Peterson Library.  It runs Mon., June 13 – Sat., July 30, and concludes with a celebration on Sat., July 30, outside in Patriot Park. 

Registration begins June 1 and ends July 29.  Starting June 13, you can record your reading minutes.  Visit



Click here for our Summer Reading Program brochure.



  • 9 a.m. – RUN BEYOND  THE BEATEN PATH.  In combination with the Summer Reading Program, this Youth Sports Kids Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Sat., July 30, in Patriot Park (located on the north side of the RP Lee Youth Center).  Register now – July 29 at
  • 10-11:30 a.m. – CELEBRATION PARTY.  The Summer Reading Program concludes with a celebration from 10-11:30 a.m. Sat., July 30, in Patriot Park.  It’s free.  Note:  One of the sponsors, Krispy Kreme, will be at the party and will be providing sampling of donuts.  Their slogan is (surprise!) HAPPINESS THROUGH DOUGHNUTS. 
  • 10:30 a.m. – SCHOOL SUPPLY BACKPACK GIVEAWAY.  In combination with the Summer Reading Program, the School Liaison will hand out school supply backpacks starting at 10:30 a.m. Sat., July 30, in Patriot Park.  Kids who complete the SRP and participate in the Fun Run that morning will get head-of-the-line privileges for the backpacks.

*Patriot Park is located on the north side of the RP Lee Youth Center, Bldg. 1555 (located on the northeast corner of Selfridge St. and Peterson Blvd.).


Here are the sponsors for our Summer Reading Program:

American Pacific Mortgage

First Command

Krispy Kreme –

Oakwood Homes

The Williams Team




Stories, crafts, activities and lots of fun every Wednesday.  

Babies and toddlers at 10:30 a.m.; all ages at 1 p.m.  Caregiver participation required.




10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month.

All ages welcome; adult supervision required.



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