2024 Summer Reading Programs

Kids can earn FREE books and prizes this summer!

Fostering a love of reading, the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is popular with students in first through sixth grades and educators throughout America.

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books – library books, books borrowed from friends, or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in a Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them during July and August. 

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In Round Rock, kids can participate in the Round Rock Public Library Summer Reading Program through July 31st.

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There’s a Summer Reading Challenge for every age. Earn prizes with our mobile-friendly software–it’s easier than ever to register families together and to update several individual reading logs at the same time. How does it work?

Register and track your reading from June 3, 2024, to July 31, 2024 
Claim your prizes: June 10- July 31, 2024

Try something new 

Reading is one of many ways we learn. Engage with special programs and performers to meet new people, think new thoughts, and sample new skills. 

Get curious 

Summer is a unique season when many people, particularly those in school, have extra unstructured time to explore their own interests. The Library applauds self-directed discovery and has a wealth of materials and friendly helpers to support explorers on their journeys. 

Why summertime learning matters

Summertime learning, particularly through self-directed reading, is an important way to combat the summer slide. Help your kids maintain–or even improve–their hard-won reading skills with regular visits to the library this summer.

And model reading by reading to them, and letting them see you read, too.

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To borrow books in your neighborhood, you can find an RRISD Pop-Up Library event near you this summer. Check them all out on the Round the Rock Calendar.

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