Summer Reading

Post Date: Thu, August 4, 2022

This year's Summer Reading Program has been a celebration of making, dreaming, and doing – over 10,000 readers have read more than 11,000 books so far! You have until August 15 to finish logging your books to earn your prize. If you need last-minute ideas on books and services to ignite your creative spark, our staff have shared a few that get their artsy engines roaring.

Post Date: Sat, July 11, 2020

If you've been participating in the Library's 2020 Summer Reading Program, LIVE THE FANTASTIC, and you were racing to finish your books before the deadline, we've got great news for you: the Library just added another month's worth of bookish bandwith, giving you extra time to read, record your books, and earn prizes! We know everyone has a lot going on this summer (to put it mildly), so we've extended our Summer Reading program through August 31, 2020.

Post Date: Fri, August 19, 2022

As part of the Library’s invaluable team of teen volunteers and interns over the summer, 17-year-old Brayden Lyons drew up and directed a Workshop Wednesday art event, Face Maker, for elementary-age youth at the Central Library. He reflects on his experience.

Post Date: Tue, August 16, 2022

By the time our 2022 Summer Reading Program, Art Starts at Your Library, wrapped up on August 15, our patrons had shattered records across the board. Nearly 12,000 of you participated, and you read more than 23,700 books! Young artists also dove into activities ranging from comics-drawing classes to music production, and took part in enjoyable and entertaining arts such as bubble painting, puppet making, and felt-board storytelling. We popped up in area parks, our bookmobile rolled up to community events, and our locations hosted book groups, games, and other creativity-fueled fun for all ages. It was a great summer, and we hope you enjoyed taking part in the reading revelry!