Summer Reading

    2019 Summer Reading Program 

    The Summer Reading Program features free events, activities, and family fun!

    Click here to view the Summer Reading events calendar.

    How to Participate

    Discover a universe of stories at the library this summer! From June 1st – August 11th, we’re challenging kids and teens to track your reading and earn rewards for reaching reading goals!


    • Children from Pre-K to 5th grade: read at least 20 minutes per day and earn rewards for every 7 days of reading you complete. After 21 days, you’ll earn a free book (while supplies last) and a raffle ticket for a chance to win a goodie bag.


    • 6th to 12th graders: track each hour of reading you complete, and earn a cool pin and a free book when you reach 20 total hours of reading. Plus, if you complete the challenge, you’ll also get a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of more than 40 grand prizes, like a clip-on book light, an earbud kit, themed book packs and more!

    Benefits of the Summer Reading Program

    • Motivate kids and teens to read, by empowering them to pick books that interest them
    • Enable kids and teens to maintain their reading skills during summer vacation by providing free access to books and literacy-building activities
    • Help kids and teens develop positive attitudes about reading and books
    • Encourage regular use of Yakima Valley Libraries and its resources