Kids’ Summer Reading

Kids Summer Reading Logo

Reading for fun during the summer helps children maintain or improve their skills so that they are ready to start school again in the fall. 

OPL’s Kids’ Summer Reading rewards children for reading or listening to books or other materials that they pick out themselves.   Kids who read 20 days during the summer will receive a free book and are eligible to win other prizes.  Sign up here, or at any library starting on June 10th.

Caregivers with young children can ask at any library for our special pre-reader card, which rewards Talking, Reading, Singing, Writing, and Playing, all activities that support the youngest children to be ready to read and learn.

Special grand prize drawings include one family membership to Children’s Fairyland (ages 0-4) and one iPad (ages 5-14).

We also welcome kids and families to our activities and performances throughout the summer.

Partner organizations interested in distributing reading logs, or for other information regarding Kids’ Summer Reading, please contact Nina Lindsay, Supervising Librarian for Children’s Services, at or (510) 238-6706.