Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories
Posted on 05/21/2019
Summer Reading 2019June 1-August 1
Fun and Prizes for All Ages


The temperatures are above 100, the kids are out of school, and it's time for Summer Reading! Glendale Public Library is proud to offer Summer Reading programs and "A Universe of Stories" for our patrons of all ages.

Glendale Public Library Summer Reading Program

Stop by any Glendale Public Library location and ask for a kids' gameboard or a reading record for teens and adults to track your reading, then bring it back to the library to collect fun prizes. Gameboards and reading records will be available May 28, and prizes can be claimed starting June 10. Be sure to pick up a program calendar, too -- arts and crafts, live music, book discussions, storytimes and more await you at the library!  For a complete listing of events, visit the library calendar.

Take a look at our great options for kids, teens, and adults below!

  • Youth Summer Reading: Kids up to 11 years of age can participate by picking up a gameboard at the library. Track reading by time, pages or by books to win fun treasure box prizes and a free book! Pre-readers can also earn those prizes by attending library programs or completing pre-reader activities.
  • Teen Summer Reading: Teens, ages 12-18, can pick up a reading record and begin earning cool prizes and a free book by tracking their reading by time, pages or by books.
  • Adult Summer Reading: Adults 18 and older who read four books this summer will receive a free book and their choice of a special library memorial magnet.

Maricopa County Summer Reading Program


Register and log your reading time online to earn:
  • A Peter Piper Pizza coupon (up to age 11)
  • A Rubio’s Coastal Grill coupon (ages 12+)
  • Free tickets to a Phoenix Mercury game
  • A free book
Visit maricopacountyreads.org to get started! Be sure to choose "Glendale Public Library" as your home library system.

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