Summer Reading Programs at Northeast Ohio Libraries

Summer Reading Programs at Northeast Ohio Libraries

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.

Barberton Library

June 6-August 13

Reading logs for the “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program will be available beginning Monday, June 6, and programming will begin the week of June 13. Check out the Summer Reading Performer Series and Play, Create & Explore: Oceans of Possibilities School-age Programs. In addition to special programming, participants can earn prizes all summer.

Cleveland Public Library

May 30 1-July 23

Join your friends and Cleveland Public Library in the Summer Lit League to make a difference in the community by reading and participating in weekly programs. Earn a chance to win some great prizes along the way.

Cuyahoga County Public Library

June 4-August 14

In honor of Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 100th anniversary, its 2022 summer reading theme is “Celebrate 100 Years of Reading.” Participants can track their reading to earn midpoint and completion prizes, plus grand prize raffle entries. Register to participate online or in-person at your local branch.

Cuyahoga Falls Library

The “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program offers plenty of opportunities to win fun prizes and read together as a family. Log reading minutes and be entered to win weekly prizes, as well as a grand prize at the end of the program.

Elyria Public Library System

May 31-July 31

The “Oceans of Possibilities” program features the return of in-person programs, in addition to earning badges for prizes. Registration and tracking takes places through Beanstack.

Fairport Harbor Public Library

June 6-July 30

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; they also will receive a new book for their home library at the end of the summer.

Geauga County Public Library

June 1-July 31

The “Oceans of Possibilities” 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 6-August 30

The “Come Grow With Us” summer reading program for preschoolers through teens celebrates growing, gardening and going green. Participants select a prize book at sign-up and after reading for 30 days, all while earning raffle tickets for a chance to win grand prizes. The Summer Reading Kick-Off Party takes place June 12 from 3-6 p.m. at Walter Stinson Park.

Hudson Library & Historical Society

June 13-August 6

Readers of all ages can participate in the “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program, which uses Beanstack to track reading in order to win prizes. Every child who registers before June 14 will be entered to win a special prize from the Akron RubberDucks.

Lakewood Public Library

May 13-August 15

This year’s Summer Reading Club theme, “Oceans of Possibilities,” 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.

Lorain Public Library System

June 6-August 6

This year’s “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading challenge is online, at home and at the library this year. Visit the library’s website, stop into any of its branches, or call to register and print one of the three game board options. You must register to be eligible for prizes.

Medina County District Library

June 1-August 13

The 2022 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.

Mentor Public Library

June 2-July 31

Kids, teens and adults can participate in the “Oceans of Possibilities” 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. The more they read, the better chance they have to win a prize. 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.

Reed Memorial Library

May 29-July 24

Participate in the “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading challenge and be eligible for weekly prizes, grand prizes and incentives along the way. The program is open to all ages and uses Beanstack to track progress.

Rocky River Public Library

June 4-July 23

Readers of all ages are invited to dive into the ocean depths this summer in the “Oceans of Possibilities” reading program. Sign up in person at the Children’s and Adult Services desks or through Beanstack. The Summer Reading Program kick-off even takes place Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the library lawn.

Twinsburg Library

May 27-August 5

The “Reading is Magic”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 31-July 23

Explore “Oceans of Possibilities” for a chance to earn prizes and rewards. Register through Beanstack or at any library branch to get started.

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