Summer Reading

Coming in 2021: Tails and Tales

Summer Reading Program is a beloved tradition for people of all ages! It’s fun, helps kids keep their reading skills strong, and promotes the joy and love of reading.

Summer Slide infographic from Follett

Beat Summer Slide

What is Summer Slide?

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!

How Do I…

Find a Book
Get a Library Card
Find Hours & Locations
Reserve/Renew a Book
Get Downloadable Books
Search Our Resources
Make a Suggestion
Reserve a Zoom Pass
Request a Mobile Café or Library Stop
Request a Meeting Room
Have an Exhibit
Get a Passport

Keep on Reading

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.

Get caught up on what happened during Summer Reading 2020 here!


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!


READSquared – See the challenges, games, and prizes are available during our Summer and Winter Reading Challenges on READSquared!

1000 Book b4 Kindergarten

Register Online Here– Parents you can create an account first to easily monitor your children’s activity.

Track Your Reading – Log every book you read with your child here

Keep Reading! – Prepare your child for kindergarten by reaching 1,000 books before they enter kindergarten.