Take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Clio Hathaway | July 7, 2017

2017 Summer Reading Challenge PosterHayward Library challenges everyone to spend time reading, learning, and exploring this summer. Play games, earn great prizes, explore library services, and attend one of our many special events. To sign in or register, select your program from the links below beginning June 19th, 2017. 
Children's Summer Reading Challenge (babies - 6th grade): Register or report your minutes online or at the Main Library or Weekes Branch to get your reading log. For every 20 minutes that you read (or are read to), color in a square on your reading log or report your minutes online. When you have finished a reading log, bring it to the Main Library or Weekes Branch to pick up your prizes, then get a new reading log and keep going! For every reading log that you return to the library, you will win a brand new book of your choice, coupons for free entry to museums or free kids' meals at local restaurants, and an entry into our weekly raffle!
Teen Summer Reading Challenge (7th - 12th grade): Register or report your minutes online or at the Main Library or Weekes Branch to get your reading log. Use your reading log to track the number of minutes that you read each day by marking one box for each 20 minutes that you read. Log your totals online, at the Main Library or at the Weekes Branch to be entered into our weekly raffles. For each reading log that you complete, visit the Main Library or Weekes Branch and pick out a free book and coupon. Complete the Summer Reading Challenge by reading 20 hours (1200 minutes) between June 16th - July 29th and receive a $5.00 gift card of your choice!*

*Please note: only minutes read  between June 17 and July 29 can be counted for the Summer Reading Challenge. Prizes will be available beginning Monday, June 26. 

Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ages 18+): Why let the kids have all the fun? Register and report your activities online and log your progress as you complete activities. Read a book, read with your child, attend a library program, support a local business - for each activity you complete, you will be entered into a weekly prize drawing and our grand prize drawing. Write book reviews for extra drawing entries. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by the Friends of Hayward Library.