2024 Summer Fun for All Ages

Saturday, June 1-Wednesday, July 31

Soar into summer reading with exciting activities, prizes, and giveaways.
We’ve suggested 900 minutes of reading as a worthy goal, but if this challenge isn’t 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!

High-Flying Giveaways

Fly away! We’re giving away three $500 Southwest Airlines gift cards to participants who sign up to read. Register now for Flock to the Library summer reading for your chance to win!
Southwest Airlines Gift Card
Everyone registered May 1-July 31 will be entered into the random prize drawings. Drawings will take place August 1. Winners will be notified individually and announced via DCL’s digital channels (first name, last initial). No purchase necessary and registration is free.


Prizes available June 1-August 11, or while supplies last.*

Sign-Up Prizes

Visit any DCL location to pick up your Summer Reading sign-up prizes, while supplies last.
  • Babies: Egg Shaker
  • Kids 3-12: Bird Bentcil and Raising Cane’s Free Kids Meal
  • Teens & Adults: One Second Chapter Bookstore Coupon (valued at $3 or less)
  • Registered participants are also eligible for discounted tickets to select Colorado Rapids games.

Finishing Prizes

Collect a prize when you complete your challenge, or just for having a flamazing summer!
  • Babies & Kids (Ages 0-12): New Book
  • Teens & Adults: Choice of Color-changing Cup or Canvas Tote Bag
*Finishing prizes available beginning June 3.


Help us meet our community goal of 9.5 million minutes read!

Add your minutes to help us meet our goal.

If we meet the community goal, the Douglas County Libraries Foundation will donate $1,000 to HawkQuest, whose mission is to make education both meaningful and fun, while creating an atmosphere that fosters respect for the land and for the stewardship of all living things.

Help your school earn $500!

All you have to do is sign up (and remind your friends and classmates to sign up, too!), making sure you include your school’s 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.

Who's ahead?*

Elementary School:
  • Larkspur Elementary
  • Northridge Elementary
  • Roxborough Elementary
Middle School:
  • Mountain Ridge Middle School
  • Ranch View Middle School
  • Cimarron Middle School
High School:
  • Thunderridge High School
  • Mountain Vista High School
  • Douglas County High School
Other (Charter/K-12):
  • Renaissance Secondary School
  • Ben Franklin Academy
  • Trinity Lutheran School
*Leader board will be updated each Monday through July 31.
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