Build a Better World

Summer Guides

Draw up plans to visit the library for one of our many, many summer activities. Pick up a guide at your nearest library or view it online:


Summer Guide - Youth


Summer Guide - Adults

Reading Contests

Build a Better Reader - reading log

Build a Better Reader

Pick up a reading log at your library. Bring it in for one stamp per hour of reading. Get a cool sticker at 10 hours to celebrate the halfway mark. All kids who read 20 hours will receive a Reading Champion yard sign! Students in grades K-5 who complete the log will also earn an invitation to an End of Summer Event.

Limit one invitation per child. Program runs from June 4 through July 29.

Reading Log >>

Reading With the Rays logo

Reading with the Rays

Pick up a game card at your library and keep track of the hours you read. Read your way around the bases, bring the game card to any library and receive prizes from the Rays. Read 24 hours total to make it to home plate and receive TWO free tickets to a Rays game!

For students K-12. Details >>

Recommended Summer Reading

K to 2nd Grade

Library Suggestions

School Suggestions

3rd to 5th Grade

Library Suggestions

School Suggestions

Teens and Tweens

Middle School

High School