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Whether you frequent one of the hometown libraries in person, visit an information station, stop by one of the Book Boxes or are a Virtual Library customer. Your Pioneer Library System has a long list of Summer Reading Programs available for young and old.

Be sure to visit a specific hometown library web page to find more about our Summer activities!

July and Tesla

Born in July 1856, Nikola Tesla was a brilliant student in his home country. After coming to America, the Serbian-American worked with Thomas Edison before starting his own projects. Although famous for creating the AC current and battling the current war with Edison, Tesla was the creator of many successful inventions and patents. Many of these inventions are still being used and improved on today. This July you can do your own Tesla reading and research and discover the man behind the inventions.

Nikola Tesla: Physicist, Inventor, Electrical Engineer

by Michael Burgan

Revolutionary inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla has been called the father of the 20th century. The eccentric physicist developed the alternating current electric power system that lights up the world today. He also invented radio and had to spend years proving it. Tesla hoped the world would find peace and riches through his inventions. Even with his great intelligence, he had trouble finding either of those in his own life.

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Summer Reading 2014

Below, you'll see the themes for this year's Summer Reading Program. By clicking the Summer Reading Program of your choice, you'll be able to register to participate and log your books all online! But don't worry, that doesn't prevent you from enjoying all of our great library events in person.

So, select your desired age group below to get started!

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Ages 0-4  Growing Like a Read (GLAR)
Ages 5-11  Fizz Boom Read
Ages 12-18  Spark a Reaction

Ages 18+  Literary Elements

In addition to all the programs put on by the hometown libraries, we will have system-wide touring programs. So, if you really like a presenter, you can see them again at another library.

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