Summer reading is a favorite tradition for many families. Kids of all ages can avoid the summer slide, sharpen their reading skills and earn prizes by participating in this summer staple.
Check out the following summer reading programs offered by libraries in the greater Cleveland/Akron area.
June 5-August 12
The “All Together Now” summer reading program includes special programming and the chance for participants to earn prizes. Paper slips and reading logs are available for pick up at the Library or participate online. New this year is the Beanstack online reading log. Use the app or the website to track your reading.
The goal of the “Cleveland Reads” program is for the entire city to collectively read one million books and/or one million minutes in 2023. CPL encourages all city residents to sign up online and use the website all year long to log their books and the minutes they spend reading. Readers will win fabulous prizes and a lifetime of positive results.
Cuyahoga County Public Library
June 3-August 13
In the “All Together Now” summer reading challenge, participants can track their reading progress for entries to win prizes. Register to participate online or in-person at your local branch.
May 26-August 5
All ages are welcome to participate in the “All Together Now” summer reading program. Log reading minutes and be entered to win weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize at the end of the program.
May 30-August 5
“Bee a Reader” during this summer’s reading program, which features in-person events, as well as earning badges for prizes. Registration and tracking takes place through Beanstack.
Fairport Harbor Public Library
June 5-July 29
During the Summer Library Celebration, adults, teens and children will earn chances at prizes for visiting the library, borrowing materials, reading daily, attending programs and events, and more. All participants will receive a free book just for registering; child and teen participants also will receive a new book for their home library at the end of the summer.
June 1-July 31
The “All Together Now” online summer reading program is for all ages. Patrons can register online, track their summer reading activity digitally with Beanstack, and earn great prizes.
Heights Libraries (Cleveland Heights-University Heights)
June 1-August 11
In the “Adventure Awaits” summer reading program, join for indoor and outdoor adventures while exploring nature and STEAM topics through programs funded in part by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education. Preschoolers through teens can select a prize book at sign-up and after reading for 30 days. Raffle prizes are available for all ages.
Hudson Library & Historical Society
June 5-August 29
All ages are invited to “bee” kind and “bee” a reader this summer during the Library Summer Learning Program “All Together Now.” Join the Hudson Hive on Beanstack with reading and activity challenges for all ages. Every child who registers before June 5 will be entered to win a very special prize from the Akron Rubber Ducks.
May 12-August 14
This year’s Summer Reading Club theme, “All Together Now,” inspires children of all ages to use their imaginations and learn about their world. Participants of all ages can track their reading and earn prizes.
Medina County District Library
May 26-August 12
The 2023 summer reading game offers kids and teens the opportunity to log their reading and earn prizes. Children ages birth to fifth grade who log their reading for 30 days will win prizes; kids and teens entering grades sixth through 12th in the fall who read for 20 hours over the course of the summer will be entered to win one of eight grand prizes.
June 1-July 30
Kids, teens and adults can participate in the “All Together Now” summer reading program. Once they’ve registered, kids (sixth grade or younger) will earn a raffle ticket for every hour they read or are read to. Children can also earn some fun rewards along the way. Teens and adults track their reading using the Beanstack app; For every book they read or audiobook they listen to, they’ll receive an entry into one of the library’s teen or adult prize raffles.
June 3-July 22
Readers of all ages are invited to earn prizes for reading this summer in the “All Together Now” program. Sign up in person at the Children’s and Adult Services desks or through Beanstack.
May 26-August 5
The “All Together Now” program lets participants of all ages track progress using Beanstack; there also is an activity board for children ages birth to entering fifth grade and one for students entering grades sixth through 12th. Earn a virtual raffle ticket and prize for every Bingo you complete and log on Beanstack. Raffle tickets go toward the grand prize for your age group. Complete the whole board to receive a book and your final raffle ticket towards the grand prize.
Westlake Porter Public Library
June 1-August 1
Westlake Porter Public Library is challenging all ages to read or listen to books each day this summer. Participating families can track Summer Library Challenge progress with Beanstack. Log progress to earn fun badges, in addition to prizes.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
May 30-July 22
Play “All Together Now” for a chance to earn prizes and rewards. Register through Beanstack or at any library branch to get started.