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Pull a Great Summer out of the Hat!

2022 Summer Reading for All Ages

Saturday, June 4-Sunday, July 31
Join us for a magical summer of reading, exciting activities, prizes, and giveaways. We’ve suggested 900 minutes of reading as a worthy goal, but if this challenge is not 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. We aren’t set on you reading 900 minutes, we just want you to read and have fun while doing it!

10 Days of Giveaways

June 4-13, Register Now for a Chance to Win!
Look what we have up our sleeve! We’re giving away more than 100 prizes to Summer Reading participants who register to read. What could you win? Unlock the Magic of Summer Reading and find out!
$50 Pirates Cove Gift Card

June 4 Giveaway:

$50 Pirates Cove Gift Card
Each giveaway day features a random drawing for that day’s prize. Everyone registered May 1-June 13 will be entered into the prize drawings. Most prizes mailed directly to winners or delivery will be otherwise arranged. Winners will be notified via email. No purchase necessary and registration is free.


Prizes will be Available Beginning June 4

Sign-Up Prizes

Visit any DCL location to pick up your Summer Reading sign-up prizes, while supplies last.
  • Ages 0-2: Rubber ducky
  • Ages 3-12: Pirates Cove free admission gift coupon*
  • Ages 13-17: Smoothie King free gift coupon*
  • Ages 18+: Park Meadows Free valet parking coupon*
*See coupon for full details.

Mid-Way Prizes

Celebrate being halfway to your goal! Stop by the library to pick up your prize.
  • Ages 0-2: Bubble tube
  • Ages 3-12: Cards plus tricks and game sheet
  • Ages 13-17: Rocket Fizz gift coupon* and Second Chapter Bookstore free book coupon*
  • Ages 18+: Second Chapter Bookstore free book coupon*
*See coupon for full details.

Finishing Prizes

Collect a prize when you complete your challenge, or just for having a magical summer!
  • Ages 0-12: Free new book
  • Ages 13+: Canvas pouch
*Finishing prizes available through August 7, or while supplies


Goal 8.5M

Minutes Read

Help us meet our community goal of 8.5 million minutes read!

Watch the minutes materialize and help us meet our goal. If we meet our goal, the Douglas County Libraries Foundation will donate $1,000 to AllHealth Network, which works to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families in our community through compassionate, integrated behavioral health services.

Help your school earn $500!

All you have to do is sign up (and remind your friends and classmates to sign up!) and be sure to include your school 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, and schools currently in the lead.

Summer Reading Tees

On Sale Now!

Books Are Magic Tee
Sport one of our summery tees to support the Douglas County Libraries Foundation—choose from two styles. The unisex t-shirts come in youth sizes S-L for $15 plus tax, and adult sizes S-XXL for $18 plus tax. Order by June 5—pick up and pay at your preferred library. Supply chain disruptions may delay order availability and limit supply. Color may vary. You will be contacted by email when your order arrives. Payment required at time of pickup.
Great Characters Tee