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Pull a Great Summer out of the Hat!

2022 Summer Reading for All Ages

Saturday, June 4-Sunday, July 31
Join us for a magical summer of reading, exciting activities, prizes, and giveaways. We’ve suggested 900 minutes of reading as a worthy goal, but if this challenge is not right for you or your family, feel free to create your own challenge!
You can increase or decrease the number of minutes or set a goal for the number of books or pages you want to read. You can also do the supplemental activities we suggest on the reading log. We aren’t set on you reading 900 minutes, we just want you to read and have fun while doing it!


Prizes will be Available Beginning June 4

Sign-Up Prizes

Visit any DCL location to pick up your Summer Reading sign-up prizes, while supplies last.
  • Ages 0-2: Rubber ducky
  • Ages 3-12: Pirates Cove free admission gift coupon*
  • Ages 13-17: Smoothie King free gift coupon*
  • Ages 18+: Park Meadows Free valet parking coupon*
*See coupon for full details.

Mid-Way Prizes

Celebrate being halfway to your goal! Stop by the library to pick up your prize.
  • Ages 0-2: Bubble tube
  • Ages 3-12: Cards plus tricks and game sheet
  • Ages 13-17: Rocket Fizz gift coupon* and Second Chapter Bookstore free book coupon*
  • Ages 18+: Second Chapter Bookstore free book coupon*
*See coupon for full details.

Finishing Prizes

Collect a prize when you complete your challenge, or just for having a magical summer!
  • Ages 0-12: Free new book
  • Ages 13+: Canvas pouch
*Finishing prizes available through August 7, or while supplies last.
Take Your Summer Reading Offline

Download a Reading Log



Minutes Read

Help us meet our community goal of 8.5 million minutes read!

Watch the minutes materialize and help us meet our goal. If we meet our goal, the Douglas County Libraries Foundation will donate $1,000 to AllHealth Network, which works to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in our community through compassionate, integrated behavioral health services.

Help your school earn $500!

All you have to do is sign up (and remind your friends and classmates to sign up!) and be sure to include your school name and your grade when you register. The school with the most sign-ups by July 31 will be awarded $500. Award recipients announced in August. See contest rules and restrictions, and schools currently in the lead.