Participate @ 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.

Illustration of two kids and a black cat reading inside a space ship.

Participate @ Explore Memphis

Who can participate?
Everyone! We have a wide variety of programs for children, tweens, teens, and adults at every library throughout the city. All of our programs are free and open to the public. Check out the full calendar, or see how to find activities near you below. We hope to see you soon!

Find Your Local Library
Looking to see what your neighborhood library is up to for Explore Memphis? Here’s our library location page which lists all our library locations, including addresses, phone numbers, hours, and links for branch events.

For Children and Pre-Readers
STEM, storytimes, theater, arts and crafts – we have a variety of spectacular programs for children at all 18 libraries. Children can fill out reading logs to earn weekly prizes and be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. One child at each branch will win one!

Books and e-devices cruising through space.For Tweens and Teens
Explore Memphis is your free ticket to a summer full of reading and loads of fun activities for teens. Robotics, coding, music, dance, Roblox, art activities – there’s a lot to look forward to. Check out all you can do this summer here. Tweens and teens can fill out reading logs to be entered in a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. One teen or tween at each branch will win one!

For Adults
Why should kids and teens have all the fun this summer? Join us for outreach at the Levitt Shell, attend programs at any of our libraries, and enjoy a summer of reading. You can join us and find out more here. And be sure to fill out your reading log to enter drawings for gift cards and a Kindle Fire!

Still need more help? Contact 901-415-2700