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Now through August 1

Readers of all ages can play the summer reading game now through August 1! Get points by reading, attending programs, and more! Earn prizes along the way and be entered into drawings all summer long! Start reading and logging points now!

​Why to play, how to play

Reading for at least 20 minutes a day helps build a strong lifelong reading habit.

Read and log at least 20 minutes per day for entry into weekly prize drawings!

Sign up today and log your reading minutes through August 1.


Prizes!

Earn prizes, discover exciting challenges, earn badges, and attend fun events for even more points at your local library.

1 point = 1 minute of reading

At signup

Prizes, drawings, and badge secret codes

At 500 points

  • Prereaders and kids (birth to 11) receive a Peter Piper Pizza coupon.
  • Teens and adults receive a Rubio's coupon for a free taco.

At 1000 points

  • All participants will receive a voucher for a free new book of their choice from a list of titles.
  • Kids will receive a special award medal for reading.
  • Kids will automatically be entered in the Grand Prize drawing (to take place on August 2) for one of 12 family memberships to the Children's Museum of Phoenix, the Phoenix Zoo, or the Arizona Science Center.

Drawings, fine reduction, badges!


Weekly drawings

  • Kids who earn at least 140 points in a week will be eligible for weekly drawing prizes.

Fine reduction at every 100 points

  • Children and teens may earn up to $50 per person in $5 off fine reduction coupons during summer reading. Every 100 points earns $5 off. See library staff for details. 

Badge secret codes

Attend programs, visit the library and more for badge secret codes that are worth points! See library staff for details. 

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​Summer ProgramsGraphic of sun wearing sunglasses

Browse our summer program offerings by location or by age group and join us for summer fun!

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?

Read for you. Read to entertain yourself, educate yourself, and get where you want to be. Need a place to start? Just Read.

We don't have access to a computer. Can my child still play the summer reading game?

Yes! Visit your local library location and pick up a summer reading gameboard for your young reader or pre-reader. Play at home with the gameboard and bring it in for a library staff person to log your minutes for your child.

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.

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

The game runs from June 1 through August 1, 2018.

Psst...

Enter this secret code in the summer reading game for a boost in points: PPLHYPERLINK

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