Summer Reading with Rutherford County Library System

Summer Reading Registration

You can register online or in person at one of the libraries.  To register online, choose which library you visit most frequently:

County Library
Haynes Branch Library
Mountains Branch Library

Summer Reading Log

Reading Log 2020

Click on the link above for a printable Summer Reading Log. For each 20 minutes of reading, you may color in a circle. Once you’ve filled in 25 circles, you can bring it to the library to receive a pinback button. Or you can send us an email with a photo or scanned copy of your reading log and receive your button next time you visit the library. You are now eligible for one entry into the grand prize drawing at the beginning of August. Once all 50 circles are complete, bring you log into the library to receive a new button and get two entries into the drawing for one of our fantastic grand prizes!

NC Cardinal Info
Children's Services
Clubs, Groups & Activities
Kits & Specality Items
Makerspace Services
Online Resource Links
REaD Access
Technology Services

Need some suggestions?  Here are links to new items available from local Foothills Consortium libraries and a few reading lists.

New Fiction for Kids
New Non-Fiction for Kids
New Fiction for Teens
New Non-Fiction for Teens

2020 – 2021 Elementary School Battle of the Books

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin
Soft Rain by Cornelia Cornelissen
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson
Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler
The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar-el

2020 – 2021 Middle School Battle of the Books

Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Airman by Eoin Colfer
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
90 Miles to Havana by Enrique Flores-Galbis
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
Fatal Fever by Gail Jarrow
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
Death on the River of Doubt by Samantha Seiple
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Outcasts United by Warren St. John
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
The Watch That Ends the Night by Allan Wolf
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk