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Warrenton, NC 27589
Phone: 252-257-4990

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119 South Front Street Warrenton, NC 27589 Phone: 252-257-4990

2017 Summer Reading Program – Build A Better World

Readers from preschool age through adult will celebrate our theme, “Build A Better World“, with related books, activities, games, door prizes, and more. Grab a front row seat to high-quality programs, earn great prizes, and stay reading-ready. Registration begins June 27, 2017 at 11:30am featuring Smokey the Bear, special guests, and a perfomance by “The Balloon Lady,” Donna Pruett. Come and enjoy the fun! It’s all FREE and Open to the Public! #READ!

Summer Reading Program

Anytime is a good time to read, but summer is an important time to keep it up. Participating in the library summer reading program can make the difference between summer setback and summer success, leading to better academic performance when kids and teens return to school in the fall. Plus, our library makes summer reading fun, with incentives, arts and crafts and special events designed to enhance the reading experience.

How it Works

How it Works: All ages (Pre-K through adult) are eligible to participate in the Summer Reading Program.

1. Registration & Kickoff Fun Begins June 27 at 11:30am. However, you can enroll any time after June 27.

2. After registering at the library, each person will receive a reading log. Read or listen to as many books as you can, write the titles on your reading log, and report the number to the library (Over the phone or in person).

3. Earn a Summer Reading Certificate after reporting at least 5 books.

4. July 19: Halfway Refuel! Report the number of books you have read so far and pick up reading incentives.

5. July 31: Last Day to Report Books for Top Reader Prizes! Sciencetellers & Winding Down Cookout (11am)

6. Join the Summer Reading Closing Celebration August 5 at 11:00am. featuring Boho the Clown, Top Readers, Door Prizes, Refreshments.  

Children and Families

Build a Better World

Children (up to grade 6) can earn prizes for reading, or being read to as many books as possible, write the titles on their reading log, and report the number to the library. All participants can visit the library June 27 through July 31 to receive reading awards, such as books, toys, coupons, and public recognition on the Wall of Fame. Escape the heat and visit the library to have fun with awesome activities. Make plans to attend our celebration of readers on August 5 @ 11 a.m.!!

Children and Families

June 27:      The Balloon Lady: Donna Pruett  12:00pm

*June 28:       Master Bobby Scott  11:00am

*July     3 :      Family Film: Zootopia (PG)  2:30pm

*July     7:      Flow Circus 1:00pm

*July    10:      Steve Somers  1:00pm

*July   11:      Mother Goose Story Time  10:30-11:00am

*July   15:       Kid’s Corner Movie: Thomas & Friends Extraordinary Engines (G) 11:00am

*July   18 :       Kid’s Corner Movie: Elmo & The Cookie Monster Supersized Fun (G) 10:30am

*July  19:      Mike Schneider : The Polka Man 2:00pm

*July  20:       Red Cross Pillow Project 10:30am (Ages 8-12, Registration Required)

*July   24:      Family Film: Sing (PG)     10:00 am

*July  25:       Music and Movement (ages 2-4)  10:30-11:00am

*July  26:       NC Museum of Natural Science  12 :00pm

*July  31:     Sciencetellers and Winding Down Cookout 11:00am

Aug  5 :  Summer Reading Closing Program featuring BoHo the Clown 11:00am

*Lunch:          Warren County School Summer Meals for Kids Program


Out of this World

Tweens and Teens in grades 6-12 will blast-off to other worlds this summer by reading as much as you can, recording books on your log, reporting the number of books to the library and by attending amazing programs. Earn cool swag, public recognition on the Wall of Fame, and certificates for reading at least five books. Your SRP registration doubles as an entry to an End of Summer Gift Pack giveaway. Read as many books as you can to capture the Top Reader Award at our closing celebration on August 5 @11 a.m.!

Need volunteer hours? Contact us!

*July  5 : Coloring for Relaxation 11:00am                  Film: Arrival (PG-13) 11:30 am

*July   6 : Lego Mania : Lego Construction Fun                  View The Lego Movie (PG)   1:00pm

*July 28: Movie Marathon : Rise of the Guardians(PG) 10:00am                   Star Wars Rogue One(PG-13)   12:00pm

July 27: Teen Reading Party: Books, Games, Prizes,& Pizza !  1:00pm

*July 31: Sciencetellers and Winding Down Cookout  11:00am

*Aug  2: Coloring for Relaxation 11:00am


Build a Better World

Adults can make their world a better place by participating in activities that encourage community service and personal growth. Pick up your certificate once you have read at least five books during the SRP – between June 27 and July 31. Participate in the library’s SRP food drive where each donation of four nonperishable food items counts as a book read on your reading log through July 31. All items will be donated to the local food pantry in Warrenton, NC. Join us for the grand finale reading celebration and recognition of Top Readers on August 5, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.

June       29: Beth’s Tasty  Home Cooking Demo 12:00pm

June       30: Books, Brew, and You Book Club  10:00am

July       3-7: Show You Care: Cards for Our Troops-All Week

July          5 : Coloring for Relaxation 11:00am Film: Arrival (PG-13) 11:30 am

July        11:  Come Write In! 12:00pm

July        12 : Tech Time Computer Class-Typing Basics 11:30am

July        12 : Stitching Life Stories Quilt Exhibit 9 :30am-4 :00pm  Stitching Life Stories Program 4:00pm-6:00pm  Heritage Quilters Giving Circle, INC.

July 13-14: Stitching Life Stories Quilt Exhibit 9:30am-4:00pm

July        15:  Stitching Life Stories Quilt Exhibit 10:00am – 1:00pm

July 17-18: Stitching Life Stories Quilt Exhibit 9:30am-6:00pm

July        21: Tech Time Computer Class-Email Basics 11:30am

July        28: Books, Brew, and You Book Club 10:00am

July         25: Beth’s Tasty Home Cooking Demo 12:00pm

Aug 2 : Coloring for Relaxation 11:00am

Fun Fridays


*June 30: Design Your own Earth Poster, Bookmark, Super Hero Capes, and Build Memories at the Selfie Station 11:00am

*July 21: Construct with Lego Free Build, Popsicle Stick Art, Marshmallow Challenge, and Build Memories at the Selfie Station 11:00am

Summer Reading Sponsors

Summer Reading Program made possible by:

Friends of the Warren County Memorial Library

And the following sponsors:

Awesome God Bookstore

Burger Barn


Food Lion

Friends Two


Just Save Foods

KPH Paving and Landscaping, INC.

North Carolina Forest Service

Rho Tau Omega Chapter: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

State Library Of North Carolina

State Employee’s Credit Union


W.A.R.R. 1520 AM Radio Station

Warren County Health Department

Warren County Recreation Department

Warren County Schools Summer Meals Program

Warren County Sheriff’s Department

The Warren Record

Warrenton Police Department