Summer Reading Challenge

The experiment this summer will be to see how many books you can read (if you can pull yourself away from your laboratory.) All kids under 18 in the city are challenged to join the Mad Scientist Club—read books, perform crazy experiments, and become a science wiz. The more minutes you read, the more levels you unlock. Completing some levels will unlock bonus prizes. Can you get to the final level by the end of the summer? Grab your lab coat—and start to read like mad!

Help your child learn to read

Develop your child’s literacy skills with five types of activities you can integrate into your everyday life. Find out how talking, writing, reading, playing, and singing are important for kids of all ages.

Click the age of your child to get started:


Mayor’s Book Club for Kids

Children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to read along with the Mayor. A new book is featured each month.


Find out how to get your child’s very own library card, help your child with reading and school, and learn more about parenting.


Teachers can plan a class visit and find out how to bring the library into your classroom. Homeschoolers, we’ve got resources for you too!

Looking for something new to read?

Check out these reads! Our librarians keep you up-to-date on the newest books. Plus we’ve put together lists of books by popular topics like circuses, pirates, and princesses.

Want to read on your computer?

Read picture books, play games, and watch videos for kids from Tumblebooks.

Ride to Read

Find out how to get bus passes to and from the library. Read about how the program works so you can get your free ride to the library today.


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