Kids Summer Reading

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Summer Reading runs from June 30 - August 19, 2017

Are you ready to explore the library and the world around you? Kids who take part in our summer reading program will receive a special passport that they can fill by reading books, attending events, and doing fun activities in the library and other places. Earn badges, win prizes, and build a better world this summer!

To access this year's summer reading program, visit You can register yourself, as well as members of your family. If you need assistance, library staff are available to help you sign up at staff desks.

  1. Kids' Reading Program
  2. Young Readers' Program
Are you 5 to 12 years old? We've got a program just for you! Log the time you spend reading, write reviews (or take pictures or make video reviews!), and track activities to participate. To complete the kids' summer reading program and earn prizes, all you have to do is:

  • Read 10 hours AND
  • Earn 3 activity badges (by completing 9 different activities)

Once you complete the summer reading program, you'll receive a free book, a ticket to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium OR Northwest Trek, and vouchers for free stuff from Round Table Pizza, Auntie Anne's, and other local businesses.

Prize Drawings

Throughout the summer, we'll be doing prize drawings for kids. This year, you don't have to worry about filling out tickets! By completing activities and earning badges, you'll automatically be entered into prize drawings throughout the summer. The more badges you earn, the more entries you'll get! So keep reading and participating all summer long for more chances to win.

Click here to see a list of kids' prize drawings

Events & Activities

The library offers lots of events and activities for children all summer long. We'll be exploring the theme "Build a Better World" with programs like the Minecraft Build Competition, Superhero Storytime, coding activities, hilarious science lessons, and becoming an Earth Hero!

Click here to see a list of upcoming events for kids