Summer Reading

2018 Summer Reading: Libraries Unplugged

2018 Summer Reading
MAY 23–AUG 18

What does it mean to unplug? For many it’s finding peace of mind and getting back to basics. For others it means striking a balance between living on and off line, going acoustic, and spending a day reading or looking at art. However you define it, we'll explore ways to disconnect from the hustle and slow down a little bit. Spend the summer with us as we take inspiration from a time before computers and 24-hour news cycles.

Why Summer Reading?

In an effort to curb what is commonly referred to as "summer slide", we pick a theme and design all-ages programs, book lists, activities, and champion reading as hard as we can when school's out for summer.

The National Summer Learning Association has dedicated themselves to improving youth access to high-quality summer learning experiences to help them succeed. Their research shows that:

Low-income youth lose two to three months in reading while their higher-income peers make slight gains [every summer]. By fifth grade, summer learning loss can leave low-income students 2 1/2 to 3 years behind their peers.

Reading—and getting kids excited about reading—is our specialty and passion, which is why we aim to make Summer Reading tons of fun. Not only will we connect your child or teen with interesting and challenging books they'll adore, but we'll throw in a bevy of fun (end edible!) prizes in exchange for their effort.

We're your kiddos' Summer Reading hotspot!

Previous Summer Reading Themes

2017 | Build a Better World
2016 | Exercise Your Mind
2015 | Every Hero Has a Story
2014 | Summer in the City