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Play the Summer Reading Game! 

¡Juegue el Juego de Lectura de verano este verano!

Play through August 15

Juegue ahora ya hasta el 15 de agosto


Want to play along at home? Print out one of the following gameboards.

¿También quiere seguirlo en casa? Hay que imprimir uno de estos siguientes tableros de juego.

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Prereader Gameboard / Tablero de Juego para los Pequeños

For younger kids ages 0-4, and their caregivers, who would like to play the Summer Reading Game by completing activities to help kids become readers. 

Para los niños más pequeños de 0 a 4 años y sus cuidadores, a quienes les gustaría jugar el Juego de Lectura de verano completando actividades para ayudar a los niños a convertirse en lectores.  

Kid's Gameboard / Tablero de Juego para Niños

For children ages 5 to 11 who are ready to play the Summer Reading Game by counting how many minutes they read (or were read to).

Para niños de 5 a 11 años que están listos para jugar el Juego de Lectura de verano contando cuántos minutos leen (o ellos fueron leídos). 

All Abilities Gameboard / Tablero de Juego para Todas Habilidades

For readers of all ages who would like to play the Summer Reading Game by completing literacy-based activities. 

Para lectores de todas las edades que deseen jugar el Juego de Lectura de verano completando actividades de alfabetización. 

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Online Programs

Keep an eye on our calendar for summer programs you can attend virtually.

Storytime on IGTV

It's time for Storytime on IGTV. Watch storytime in your own home via Instagram. Grab your kiddos and get ready to sing, play and read. 

Support for early literacy programs is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at firstthingsfirst.org

Prizes, Challenges, Secret Codes, and More!

Track your progress, discover new favorites, complete online challenges, win prizes and more!

Signup Prize

You will get to choose a free gently-used book to keep (Note: prize distribution is on hold at the moment until libraries reopen).

Weekly Prize Drawings

Log 140 minutes each week to be entered into weekly drawings for Changing Hands Bookstore gift cards.

Final Prize

Complete the reading game and you will get to select a free new book to keep!

Challenges

Complete online challenges in the online game to earn extra points towards your goal.

Secret Codes

Keep an eye out for secret codes in virtual programs, on social media, and more. Enter those secret codes in the online game and earn extra points towards your goal.


Congratulations! You've earned the "Visit the Library Website" badge!

Here is your secret code: cinderella.

Create your reading lists

Get organized! Sign into My Account and save your TBR (to be read) lists for summer! 

Summer Reading Game FAQs

Why read over the summer?

Kids who don't read over the summer lose skills which puts them at a disadvantage when school starts back up again. Prevent this summer learning loss by participating in the summer reading program, by encouraging children to read 20 minutes every day and by modeling your own reading behavior. Reading isn't homework! Make it fun! Read what you want! 

What if I'm not a kid?

The summer reading game is for ALL ages! Join us. Read for you. Read to entertain yourself, educate yourself, and to help you get where you want to be. Need a place to start? Visit our Books page.

Can my child use the gameboard even if we have access to a computer?

Yes! Younger children will enjoy following along with the paper gameboard. We recommend hanging them on the refrigerator or some other visible place so that kids stay excited about reaching their goal. Please see above for links to our printable gameboard.

What are the beginning and end dates for the summer reading game?

The game runs from June 1 through August 15, 2020.

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