Phoenix Public Library’s summer reading program for kids, teens and adults, “Every Hero Has a Story,” starts June 1 and runs through August 1. To play the online Summer Reading Game, track your activities, and earn badges, register at The first 10,000 kids (ages 6 – 11) who register can pick up a free reading timer at any Phoenix Public Library!

Participating in summer reading at the Library is an excellent way to encourage kids to read over the summer and combat the summer slide” noted Councilwoman Laura Pastor. Numerous studies have shown that reading over the summer prevents summer learning loss and enables students to return to school better prepared to learn.


How does the Summer Reading Game work? Earn 1 point for each minute of reading. Reach 250 points and earn a tasty treat from Chipotle or Raising Cane’s. Reach 500 points and earn a FREE book from a list of selected titles. Kids (ages 6-11) who read 20 minutes a day are eligible for weekly drawing prizes. The excitement doesn’t stop there; visit a library near you for a variety of FREE fun-filled summer events for kids, teens and adults. See you this summer at the Library!

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