Every summer when school lets out, the library steps in with a program of reading, events, and activities that encourage children to explore the fun of reading and keep their ability strong in this essential skill. All children and teens are welcome to join this free program.
It’s a relaxed program that works for everybody.
Participation is simple.
Use the summer reading log to report the number of books you’ve read and tell us about other activities you’ve been doing this summer.
Talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing all contribute to learning and growth! Summer reading kids have been learning new songs, hosting Teddy bear picnics, telling stories to their grandparents on Zoom, and doing lots of other fun things. How about you?
You can also track your reading and doing on a paper reading log. Ask for one at any branch library during curbside pickup hours, write in the titles of books read or listened to, and when it’s full, put the reading log in your library’s book return. Make sure it has your first and last name on it.
If you like the idea of winning a summer reading prize, be sure to put your phone number in the reading log, so library staff can call you to let you know if you’ve won.
Prizes are awarded to the lucky winners in August. If you want to enter the drawing, be sure to include your phone number when you submit your reading log online or on paper in the library book drop. Some branch libraries also have their own prizes for summer reading – check with your local library to find out more.