Summer Reading is for all ages and runs from Monday, June 1 to Saturday, August 15.
This year we have set a challenge of reading 1,000 minutes per participant as well as a community challenge of 400,000 minutes. Every time you read you help meet those challenges and help us reach our goals!
Another new addition this year is the use of Beanstack to track reading, earn badges, and participate in extra fun. You can signup and participate online or with the Beanstack app from the Google Play store or Apple Store.
If you wish to participate with traditional pencil and paper that's fine too! Simply visit your local library to signup and receive a reading log.
No matter how you participate, you'll be eligible for prizes.
Registration = 2 Book Bucks
Reading 240 Minutes = Book Buck or Food Coupon
Reading 500 Minutes = Bookmark, Book Buck, or Food Coupon
Reading 740 Minutes = Notepad, Pencil, Bookmark, Book Buck, or Food Coupon
Reading 1,000 Minutes = Book Bag & Entry for a Grand Prize Basket
Grand Prize Baskets Feature:
Kids - 4 Passes to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
Teens - 4 Tickets to Brenden Theatre*
*Carbondale will Instead Award a Peppino's Pizza Gift Card for Teens
Adults - 2 Passes to Iron Mountain Hot Springs
You can participate in a number of bonus quests and earn a Book Buck for each one you complete.
Attend a Virtual Event
Color a Page
Submit a Reading Selfie
Write a Book Review or Recommendation
Find the Dragon
Try Your Hand at Trivia for Children & Tweens or Teens & Adults
Read a Legend, Folktale, or Fairytale
Complete a Scavenger Hunt
We will have a variety of virtual events throughout the summer and enjoy music, magic, theater, and much more. There will be a new performance for children each week starting mid-June as well as a few extra special events for teens and adults. So, make sure to tune in!
Summer Reading events are listed on this page, or you can view the full calendar of events here.
Events for Kids
*The following events have ended: