Summer Reading Program

The Malvern-Hot Spring County Library offers a program during the summer months encourage children to read. Register online, through the Bookmobile, or pick up a paper reading log. Inspire and motivate children to read throughout the summer, and earn cool prizes and pick them up via our curbside service.

The library offers a variety of programs, for all ages, in addition to the rewards program. This year, we are providing supply bags that include everything you need to complete the activities at home. You can view our instructional videos online, or ask for a DVD to be added to your bag. Registration for a weekly supply bag through the event calendar, and pick up every Monday.

Reading Rewards Program

The Summer Reading Rewards Program is open to ages 0 to 99 and goes from June 6th-August 31st. However, it's not to late to sign up! Earn prizes by recording how many minutes/books you read, are read to, or listen to an audio-book.  Pick up reading material via curbside pickup, or access our Digital Library 24/7 online.

How to Register

Option 1: First, register Online through Read Squared, or download the app on your device and search for Mid Arkansas Regional Library System.

Option 2: Stop by the library and pick up a paper reading log! Logs are due August 1st.

How to Earn Prizes

Second, record the title of the book and how many minutes read, as little or as frequently as desired.  Our PreK program for 0-3 years tracks by using books read (ex. 10 books=100 points)

Receive reading incentives at each milestone, moreover, win prizes for each 100 minutes/points along with a ticket for the end of summer grant prize drawings! The more you read, the more prizes you can win! 

Summer Events

*Click here to see our events and register for events and/or summer supply bags. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event.  All programs and events offered by the library are free.

Arkansas State Government


Mon: 9:00 – 5:00
Tue: 9:00 – 7:00
Wed: 9:00 – 5:00
Thurs: 12:00 – 7:00
Fri: 9:00 – 5:00
Sat: 9:00 – 1:00

Malvern-Hot Spring County Library

202 East Third Street
Malvern, AR 72104

Phone: 501-332-5441
Fax: 501-332-6679

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