Summer is here! It’s time for swimming, sunscreen, sno-balls, and books, books, books! Whether you’re reading by the pool, on the porch, or even on vacation, we want you to share with us your progress. Starting June 1st and continuing through August 11th, we’d like you to keep track of the books you’ve read (or that you’ve been read if you are not yet reading on your own) by filling out a book review form, which you can print from home or pick up at any of our locations. Along with your book review form, you’ll receive a Maple Street Summer Reading card. For every book you read and for which you complete the brief book review, we’ll stamp your reading card. Please turn in your stamped Maple Street Reading Card to us by August 11th (by the end of the business day). Prizes will be awarded to readers for participation in our program, as well as to the reader from each grade-category (listed below) who reads the most books. Prizes include Maple Street swag, as well as gift cards to local businesses like Plum Street Sno-Balls, Prytania Movie Theater, and of course, to our store, Maple Street Book Shop.

We ask that participants be between the ages of 3 and 18 and/or fit into one of the grade categories listed below:


  • Pre-K/Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12