Explore Memphis

Explore Memphis presented by TVA

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!

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.