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Oklahoma Department of Libraries Summer Reading Performers Wiki Over two decades the summer reading program has enlisted performers for the entertainment of thousands of children, young adults and adults. They are now in the form of a Wiki database. The intention of this information for Oklahoma librarians and teachers to find a variety of performers for children and teens.


"Read for Adventure" from the OKC Zoo and Metropolitan Library System This spring brings a new venture for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Metropolitan Library System with the statewide launch of their community literacy program, “Read for Adventure.” This successful promotion and partnership is going Oklahoma wide, welcoming every public library across the state to participate at no cost. Read the press release here and watch the promotional video here.


Hunger Free Oklahoma, The Oklahoma Department of Education, and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries have partnered to provide the children of Oklahoma free access to healthy meals. You can read State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister's letter to Oklahoma Public Libraries and view her video here. All Oklahoma public libraries are welcome to participate. Qualifying information is included in the letter. You can contact Hunger Free Oklahoma for more information.


Performers are divided and listed by the age groups they prefer on the navigation table to the left.


Previous Oklahoma and Collaborative Summer Reading Program themes and slogans



Current and Future Summer Reading Program themes and slogans:

2018 Music

Early Literacy, Children, Teen, and Adult slogan is: Libraries Rock!

Early Literacy and Children Artist: Brian Pinkney
Teen and Adult Artist: Larry Jones


2019 Space

A Universe of Stories
Early Literacy and Children Artist: Leeza Hernandez
Teen and Adult Artist: Antonio Caparo


2020 Fairytales/Mythology/Fantasy

Imagine Your Story
Artist: LeUyen Phan

Future themes

  • 2021 Animals -- Artist: Salina Yoon

    Tails and Tales

  • 2022 Change the World -- Artist: Sophie Blackall

    All Together Now


    A Call for Performers email is sent in the fall of each year.

    Contact Adrienne Butler for questions or corrections.

    Adrienne Butler
    Youth Services Consultant
    Oklahoma Department of Libraries
    adrienne.butler@libraries.ok.gov
    405.522.3323