Summer Reading Challenge


 Summer Reading Challenge at the San Leandro Public Library

It’s free and fun for all ages! June 1 to August 2, 2019

It's Showtime at your Library! All ages are invited to join the free Summer Reading Challenge. Read and complete fun activities to earn prizes from the prize board and special incentives, like free admission to museums, free Loard's ice cream, free Mini Murph pizza from Papa Murphy's, free swimming, and a voucher for $10 in library fine forgiveness! 

Complete the Challenge by August 2 and celebrate your success at our Finisher Events:

  • For Kids: Summer Reading Carnival on Saturday August 3
  • For Teens: Teen Red Carpet Party on Friday, August 9



Visit any San Leandro Public Library location starting Saturday, June 1 to register and receive your Summer Reading Passport. The last day to register is Tuesday, July 30. Invite friends and family to join too! Everyone who completes the program will receive a voucher for $10 in library card fine forgiveness!

You can also join and participate ONLINE using our beanstack site (registration ended July 31, 2019)

We have programs for all ages:

  • Age 0 to 3: Little Kid's Summer Reading Challenge
  • Age 4 to Grade 6: Kid’s Summer Reading Challenge
  • Grade 7 to Grade 12: Teen Summer Reading Challenge



Summer Reading isn't just for fun  - it helps to prevent the "summer slide", which refers to the summer months when kids can lose the skills they’ve worked so hard on during the school year. Joining the Summer Reading Challenge is one fun way to beat the summer slide. Find more ways here.


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