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For episode 28, see "Summer Reading Program".

The Summer Reading Program was is was an annual event held at the Night Vale Public Library in a group of kids and teenagers are trapped in the library and possibly forced to learn.

It was abolished around 1983 following an incident known only as "The Time of Knives." During the 2013 program, fourteen students between the ages of 5 and 17 were kidnapped by librarians and trapped in the library. The number later grew to nearly 100 children and teens before the program officially began that day. It was during this event that Tamika Flynn, 12-years-old at the time, battled librarians for the first time. Her triumph established her combat and leadership skills, and the severed head of the librarian served as a reminder of her battle in the summer reading program of 2013.

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To promote the 2013 event, posters were placed around town, unbeknownst to the stores they were put on. Some of them read:

  • Get into a good book this summer
  • We are going to force you into a good book this summer
  • You are going to get inside this book, and we are going to close it on you and there is nothing you can do about it

All with the tagline "Catch the flesh-eating reading bacterium!"

Known Survivors[]

  • Lisa Robertson, 15-years-old at the time[1]
  • Marsha Robertson, 12-years-old at the time[1]
  • Tamika Flynn, 12-years-old at the time