Summer Reading Program

Be a reader and explore the world this summer with the King County Library System. Starts Monday, June 17, 2024. 

Summer Reading Program

Be a reader and explore the world this summer with the King County Library System. Starts Monday, June 17, 2024.

Join us for Summer Reading in 2024! Summer Reading takes place from Monday, June 17 to Saturday, August 31, 2024. There will be special events, themed story times, and a reading challenge with prizes.

Why Summer Reading?

Reading is important for all ages!

Research shows reading skills grow when you choose your own books and read for enjoyment. Building excitement around reading helps children and youth develop lifelong skills and enjoyment.

How to Participate in the Reading Challenge: 

Track the time you spend reading this summer.

There are two ways to track and submit your time.

  • Option 1: Visit your community library to pick up a printed reading log that can be filled out and returned.
  • Option 2: Track your time though Beanstack. Log in or create an account on their website or app. Show your completed reading log on your phone to your local library staff.

Set your daily reading goal between Monday, June 17 and Saturday, August 31, 2024. We recommend 20 minutes a day. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to schedule dedicated reading time every day.

Read anything you want. This includes reading to someone else or listening to an audiobook.

Prizes: 

Earn prizes along the way! Below are examples of prizes that will be offered. All prizes will be offered while supplies last. 

Sign up prizes

Earn prizes just by picking up a reading log. Pick up a reading log at the front-desk or show the front-desk your phone with a reading log on Beanstack.

  • Teens and children: Vouchers for Storm tickets. Four per household, limited to families with youth participants while supplies last.
  • All ages: Sticker and bookmark.

Finisher prizes: 

Earn prizes when you complete your reading log. Either bring in your filled out printed log or show the front-desk your phone with a completed reading log in Beanstack.

  • Teens and adults: Gnome tote bags.
  • Children: Gnome badge. Earn up to four badges after completing a reading log. Complete four reading logs to earn all four badges, each with a different design.

Events:

There will be events promoting reading for all ages hosted across our community libraries. More information can be found on our events calendar.

Find events

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