Summer Reading Fun at Your Anaheim Library

It's Showtime at Your Library

Program Information

Age Group
Reading Logs
(Pre-Readers 0-4 years)
Develop important early literacy skills that promote school readiness.
Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared
School-aged Children 
(K-6th grade)
Prevent the Summer Slide! Read for 15 minutes a day and complete a reading log for prizes.
Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared
(7th-12th, graduating seniors included)

Earn a prize and grand prize raffle entry for each book you read!

All prizes must be picked up in person 
at your branch.
Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared
Attend special summer programs, log your reading progress and win prizes.Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared

Program Events

Each of the seven library branches and the Mobile Library celebrates Summer Reading Fun by hosting free educational programs and activities related to the theme throughout the summer including wildlife shows, magicians, and musicians.

Importance of Summer Reading

As the summer months are approaching, you may hear the term “summer slide” start to make its way into conversations.
What is that? Young people experience learning loss when they are disconnected from educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Typically, a child may lose up to three months of reading progress. This leads to subpar reading levels by the beginning of their next school year.

Preventing the effects of summer slide is simple – Read! Children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer reading reminds kids that reading is for fun! Reading as little as fifteen minutes a day helps to keep children engaged and in a mindset that supports the learning of new information. This can actually lead to an improvement of reading skills and better prepare your child for the upcoming school year.

The Anaheim Public Library annually hosts Summer Reading Fun! to help keep kids focused with engaging activities, fun special programs, and reading materials. Our selection of children’s books can stimulate their growing minds and get them ready to excel in academics.

 Visit your local Anaheim Public Library today to sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning May 28!