Summer Reading Programs


Summertime is just around the corner, which means the public library reading programs along with a few others will be in full swing! Reading incentives can encourage your student to read in a fun and engaging way. If you have tweens or teens in your home be sure to ask your local library about their summer volunteer opportunities. Happy summer reading!


All Areas

Free Summer Reading Program Barnes and Noble The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is here to help you on your way, encouraging you to read books of your own choosing and earn a FREE book, simply by following these easy steps:

  • Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal.

  • Tell them which part of the book is your favorite, and why.

  • Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 15 and September 3, 2018.

  • Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.



Southern California

Los Angeles County Summer Reading Program Choose your own summer discovery experience! Read books and complete missions to collect prizes at the library. Earn a prize for your first three books or missions completed. Earn additional prizes by continuing to read and complete missions. You can also collect fun digital badges for completing missions, reading lists, and playing games. June 1 - August 11, 2018.


Los Angeles County Fair Read to Ride Program

The Read to Ride Program is a special reward program for kids in grades K through 8 who read books over the summer. Kids will receive free carnival ride vouchers good at the 2018 LA County Fair Carnival.

Orange County Summer Reading Program It’s time to rock the library during our annual Summer Reading Program! Attend weekly special events at all library locations featuring live performances, science, animals, arts, and storytelling. Sign-up for technology camps and classes to create video games, mix music, build robots, harness solar power and much more. Grab a Reading & Activity Calendar and cross off each day that you attend a library event/ technology class or read a book. June 2- August 4, 2018.


San Diego County Summer Reading Program Fasten your seat belts and be sure to put your trays in the upright and locked position because we are ready to take off for this year’s summer reading program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” San Diego residents of all ages