Summer Reading Club

This Year's Adventure is...


Summer is for Reading and Fun.

The Summer Reading Program is free, and everyone is invited to participate. Each year the library offers reading adventures and a special series of programs, prizes and crafts that encourages people of all ages to enjoy books over the summer and helps children to keep and increase their reading skill.

Children who participate have fun, discover wonderful stories and fascinating facts, and start the new school year ready for success! 

All members of the family can read and log their progress to help reach our community reading goal.


Thank You to Our Sponsors 

Our 2017 sponsors made the Summer Reading program successful for the children and teens of Humboldt County. Please thank them if you have the opportunity!
The Art Center
California Library Association
California State Library
Camellia Chapter, Eureka, Order of the Eastern Star
Friends of the Redwood Libraries
Friends' Groups of Each Branch Library
Heart Bead
Humboldt Area Foundation
Humboldt Sponsors
KBAE 95.5 The Bay
Lighthouse Plaza
McDonalds of Humboldt County
McLean Foundation
Northtown Books
Round Table Pizza
Smullin Foundation
St. Joseph’s Health System, Humboldt County
Whitchurch Engineering

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How the Summer Reading Program Works

It's a relaxed program that works for everybody. 

Track Your Reading

All members of the family can participate – we have reading and activity logs for wee readers (ages 0-5), children (ages 6-12), teens (ages 13-17), and adults (ages 18 and up).

Pick up a reading log at any branch library starting in June; the program continues until mid-August.

Craft Programs

are featured at most library branches as part of the Summer Reading Program. Check the library calendar for these, and for other special events.

Prizes for Children 

Every child who completes a reading log may claim a small prize at any branch library at any time during the summer.

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Institute of Museum and Library Services

The library’s Summer Reading program is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), administered in California by the State Librarian.