South Dakota Braille and Talking Book 2021 Summer Reading Program features farm animals reading with words Tales and Tails

2021 Summer Reading Program

The 2021 SD Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading program runs for six weeks, from June 14 through July 25, 2021. The 2021 theme for this year is Tails and Tales, with a focus on animals and stories.


Josh has one desire this week: to see real animals with tails! Josh, Lynda and Leah find themselves transported to Yucca Valley Rabbitry where they learn all about rabbits. Wendall Tisher raises New Zealand rabbits in the colors white, black, red and broken which only means that they are spotted or mixed colors with white. Their fur is very soft and their tails curl up into a puff ball. While rabbits do make good pets, people must provide a safe habitat or enclosure, including hiding electric cables and protect wooden furniture. They also talk about what rabbits eat, how rabbits communicate with each other, and all about baby rabbits, also known as kits!

Watch Last week's video!

About the Program

Those who return their reading chart at the end of the program will be entered into drawings for an Android tablet and four $50 gift cards. Everyone who returns their reading chart by August 4, 2021 will be entered into the drawing AND will receive a surprise!

If you have any questions or would like to request specific books to read or if you want to read using the BARD mobile app on tablets and smartphones, contact Lynda for assistance.

This program is for SDBTBL patrons age Birth-19 years old.

  • Register today to receive your reading chart
  • Return chart by August 4, 2021 to:
    SD B&TB
    800 Governors Drive
    Pierre, SD 57501
  • Remember to return the books you've checked out!

Online Registration Form

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