Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Days are getting warmer, the school year is coming to close, and the Arlington Public Library is gearing up for another season of Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme, A Universe of Stories, invites readers of all ages and interests to explore the world around them—both with stories and books, and through live events throughout Arlington. Participate online, or join the fun at any Arlington Public Library location! Summer Reading Club begins on June 1 and runs until August 3.

It’s easy to participate in Summer Reading Club. Just read, record it, and earn prizes. Reading is fun all year round, but to be eligible for prizes, reading must be completed between June 1 and August 3. To be eligible for prizes, readers of any age must read five hours over the summer. Read as little as five minutes a day, every day, to meet this requirement!

After reading, turn in a reading log before picking up prizes. This year, participants can choose between filling out a brief online form or turning in a physical, paper log to any library location. Library staff will be glad to help with either option.

All library locations will have Summer Reading Club prizes available while supplies last. Prizes may include a book, swim pass to an Arlington pool, coupons to local businesses, discounted tickets to a Rangers game, and more. All prizes are while supplies last, and some coupons may have restrictions.

Summer Reading Club goes beyond just books and includes live events all summer, for all ages. Click here to see all events, from storytimes and book clubs to film screenings, a pop-culture convention, science camps, and more. Summer Reading Club programs begin on June 1, with a Kickoff Party at 10 a.m. at the Downtown Library.

Some events require online registration but all are free! Don’t miss this season of summer fun at the Arlington Public Library.