Updated for 2019!
I get seriously excited about summer reading programs-yeah, I’m a little nerdy! My kids do, too. My oldest won a tent from the Puyallup program several years ago, and I do believe it was one of the happiest moments of his little life.
Besides being a great way to keep everyone busy, reading during the summer months really is essential to avoid that vacation backslide. Most of these programs allow younger children to participate too, if someone reads to them. Plus, thanks to agreements between libraries, if you have a card from one, you can usually get a card to another!
In addition to logging reading time and earning prizes, all area libraries are also hosting a variety of fun and FREE events and programs!
We want to especially highlight the fun happenings at the Tacoma Public Library-proud sponsors of this year’s guide!
Saturday, June 15 to Saturday, Aug. 10
Join Summer Reading Club and pick up a bingo card at any branch!
Summer Reading Club is for everyone: we have bingo cards for little kids, kids, teens, and adults, with activities and prizes (while supplies last) for each age group.
Fill in your Summer Reading Club bingo card by reading and completing activities. Books, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, and audiobooks can all be used to meet the reading requirement.
Once you get a bingo by completing five squares in a row, return to your branch for a prize and an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing! Prizes are available while supplies last.
We also have an abundance of FREE activities for all ages happening this summer. Check out the TPL event calendar for complete listings.
The last day to turn in your bingo card is Saturday, Aug. 10 by 5:30 p.m. We hope that you’ll turn it in at our first annual Summer Reading Block Party!
Summer Reading Block Party details:
Saturday, Aug. 10 1—4 p.m.
On Tacoma Avenue South, in front of Main Branch
Address: 1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Expect live entertainment, games, activities, and fun for all ages at the first annual Summer Reading Block Party! This a free event organized by Tacoma Public Library.
Here are quick links to summer reading program sign ups at other area libraries!
Track your reading time and earn prizes!
There are programs for pre-readers and grown ups, too, and we love how easy it is to choose one and sign up. Free events all summer, too!
What are you reading this summer? If you’ve got a great recommendation, leave a comment! I’d love to know!