June 13th – August 13th

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READSquared – See the challenges, games, and prizes are available during our Summer and Winter Reading Challenges on READSquared! Earn Badges and a chance to win Summer Raffle Baskets!

What is Summer Slide?

Summer Slide infographic from Follett

Summer slide is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the school year. Students can lose an average of one to two months of learning over the summer!

Summer Reading 2022

Read to Win Prizes!

Printable Summer Reading Brochure

We challenge everyone (kids, teens, and adults!) to read 1000 minutes.
For every 90 minutes read, earn a prize or raffle ticket for our
end-of-summer gift baskets.
Keep track of your reading (and prizes) on the free
ReadSquared app or at

Keep on Reading

1000 Book b4 Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Prepare your child for kindergarten by reaching 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten. Put reading first with 20 minutes a day spent reading to your children.  Make it fun and exciting. Be imaginative.

Stay Home Storytimes

Stay Home Storytimes are available to help your family enjoy your family time together! Find some good downloadable stories use our guides to help you plan your themed songs, rhymes, and more.


Take Home Storytimes! Enjoy physical bundles of three picture books and a storytime guide sheet (with songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and a craft idea!) for you to share with your family. Recommended for Pre-K through 3rd  graders, but definitely ask us about our Baby Take Home option! If you have any questions, please call North Park Public Library. (336-226-7185.) Explore this page to learn more!

Children learn to love the sound of language before they even notice the existence of printed words on a page. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. When the rhythm and melody of language become a part of a child’s life, learning to read will be as natural as learning to walk and talk.

Let us Help with Simple Rhymes, Songs, etc. You can do at home with your kids!