A universe of stories. Read, Learn, and… Explore! The Memphis Public Libraries summer reading program for all ages is from June 1st through August 3rd.
Learn more about Explore Memphis
It’s that time again. Memphis Public Libraries are your free ticket to a summer full of reading and loads of fun activities. And the best part? All MPL programs are free and open to the public.
Art-making, book talks, sharing perspectives and building character–we’re striving to share books and programs that teach kindness, crafting, and tolerance. Check back as summer approaches to learn more about Explore Memphis!
Registration begins: Monday, May 20, 2019
Kids from birth to age 12, teens from age 13-18, and adults can register to be part of the Explore Memphis Summer Reading program to read and earn great prizes!
- Register: Registration is closed.You can register online or at any branch of Memphis Public Libraries.
- Read: Read or be read to as many days as you can. Use a library reading log to keep track of the books you read. You can pick your Log up at any Memphis Public Library location. Reading Logs are also available for download:
- Return: Each week, bring your Reading Log back to the library to collect points, trade points for a prize, and get entered into drawings for extra prizes.
First day to log reading: Saturday, June 1
First day to pick up prizes: Thursday, June 6
Last day to turn in a reading log for the Kindle fire drawing: Friday, August 2
Last day to record reading: Saturday, August 3
Last day to pick up prizes: Saturday, August 10
Did you know children and teens who don’t read during the summer lose knowledge and skills? Click here to learn more about the “summer slide.”
Still have questions? We’re here to help you. For more information, call 901-415-2700.