Summer Reading Program 2022

When: June 1 - July 31, 2022
Who: Ages 0-100+

Dive into a summer of pure reading fun!

Patrons of all ages can make waves this summer when they participate in the Summer Reading Program at the library! It’s simple:

  1. Visit your local library and discover what they have planned.
  2. Read something. Read anything. Read everything.
  3. Enjoy the benefits of reading, and even earn some fun prizes!

We have challenges and activities for every age group, including babies, children, teens, and adults. Stop by your local library to find out what fun is in store for you this summer!

Summer Reading is not just for kids.

Did you know that reading for just 30 minutes every day can make you a healthier and happier person? That’s why our Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, from 0-100! Studies* show that reading can help you:

  • Better understand other people and how they think
  • Increase your empathy levels and improve your social abilities
  • Lower your stress levels, blood pressure, and heart rate
  • Increase your vocabulary and cognitive function
  • Support the mental health of people facing challenges like anxiety, depression, and grief

*https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-reading-books#strengthens-the-brain
*https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-art-effect/202203/the-mental-health-benefits-reading

How to Participate

  • Starting June 1, 2022, sign up at your local library! You’ll receive instructions on how to track your reading and discover all the fun events, activities and prizes offered for each age group.
  • Read to your heart’s content - anything and everything that catches your interest.
  • Plan your library visits with the help of our ARLS regional events calendar. You can filter the calendar to see events by age group and by location.
  • Share your reading journey with others! Talk about what you’re reading with a friend, bring a family member to a library event, or tag us on social media and use #OceansOfPossibilities to spread the word.

Start picking out your books today. There are Oceans of Possibilities to choose from!

Branch Summer Reading Program Pages

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