Summer Reading poster - Adventure Begins at Your Library. Graphic has kids using a book as a skate ramp. There is a child on a skateboard, roller skates, scooter and bike.
Summer Reading poster - Adventure Begins at Your Library. Graphic has kids using a book as a skate ramp. There is a child on a skateboard, roller skates, scooter and bike.

The summer reading theme for this year is Adventure Begins in Your Library, and we have plenty of adventures for people of all ages!

Our Summer Reading Kickoff is this Saturday, June 8, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Graham Recreation Center. We’ll have an inflatable obstacle course, a face painter, a balloon artist, cotton candy, oversize lawn games, a special mascot, our Mobile Library, and more. All of this is at NO CHARGE!

Our programming calendar lists our larger programs at each branch this summer. We have storytellers, magic shows, knights, painting and art, gem mining, cosplay, animals, sewing and more! Some of the programs do require registration, so pay attention as you choose programs (look for the *RR beside the listing in the brochure).

Summer Reading graphic - preschooler dressed in a cape and a mask dreams about wrestling (there are graphics of wrestling above their head), and books are scattered at their feet.

Our regularly-scheduled programs for kids, from storytimes to book clubs, also will be happening and will take them on even more adventures. You will find these and our other special events listed in each branch’s monthly calendars (here’s June’s calendars from May Memorial, Mebane, North Park and Graham).

The other part of our summer reading adventure is our reading log through ReadSquared! We challenge everyone (kids, teens and adults) to read 1000 minutes this summer. For every 90 minutes you read (or are read to), you earn a prize or a raffle ticket for our end-of-summer gift baskets. Everything counts when you’re trying to reach your 1000-minute goal – books, audiobooks, comics, magazines, and newspapers. Sign up today and start logging your minutes on Monday, June 10.

Summer Reading graphic - child is reading a book about a ghost, and a ghost is reading a book about a child. They are sitting/floating in front of a campfire.

If you need recommendations of books for children and teens to read, we have you covered, with brochures with plenty of options of adventurous reads. Or you can ask your favorite library staff member to recommend some great books.

It’s going to be a great summer – join us for adventure at Alamance County Public Libraries!