Summer Reading 2024

June 1-July 31, 2024

The Summer Reading Challenge is available to readers of all ages from babies through adults. Registration opens June 1.

This year's program is designed to encourage readers to develop daily reading habits. Simply log any day you read or listen to a book for more than 15 minutes. There’s no need to track titles or exact times; focus on reading as many days as you can this summer! 

As readers meet milestones along the way, they'll earn prizes! 

  • Kids and teens will earn a day-pass to a City pool, ice cream cone coupons from Christy Creme and Zalte's, free books, and blank journals.
  • Babies/toddlers* will be given their choice of the previously listed prizes, or an item of the caregiver's choice from our "Baby Grab Bag."
  • Adults will receive raffle tickets that can be entered for a chance to win a year-long membership at the Durham Museum, the Henry Doorly Zoo, or Lauritzen Gardens. Membership type will be determined by the winner. 

*NOTE: The ages 0-5 program asks readers to log books instead of days read. This will allow readers to count books toward both the Summer Reading Challenge and 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. 

You can register here or through the Beanstack Tracker app, available for free wherever you download apps. Tracking for the challenge starts June 1.

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