Summer Reading

Kids (2 years old and up)

June 22- August 18

Earn Book Bucks to spend in our library store!

Add musical notes to our display all summer just for reading. Receive a raffle ticket after reporting five times on the books you’ve read for a chance to win one of our grand prizes.

CCSD Summer Reading Lists:

Kindergarten-2nd Grade 

3rd Grade-5th Grade

6th Grade




Teens (7th Grade and up)

Click here to sign up! (Don’t forget to come in for your free bag and a sweet surprise!) 

Click here to report!

Report on any book in the teen collection including our graphic novels! School will require you to read this summer, so why not come to the library and get rewarded for it?

There are weekly prizes as well as drawings for gift baskets and grand prizes. Last year we gave away books, t-shirts, movie tickets, two tickets to ComicCon and much more. And with your registration and just one report, you will qualify for the Rockin’ Gamin’ Video Arcade Bus in the library parking lot on August 9.

Book in a Jar

Weekly contest with prizes! See if you can identify which books get “chopped” and stuffed in a jar. Prize winner drawn from correct answers.

CCSD Summer Reading Lists:

7th Grade

8th Grade 

English 9H 

North High School

South High School



Adults (18 years old and up)

July 2 – Aug. 17

This summer we want to reward you for reading. Pick up bookmarks at the reference or circulation desks, read a book, give it a short review, and exchange it for a weekly prize. Each bookmark will also be an entry in our final raffle. Our theme is READ EVERYWHERE, and to encourage our patrons to take their books wherever they go this summer, we’re holding a second raffle for a gift card. You can enter by sending us pictures of you reading on your summer adventures, whether that’s your backyard or the back of beyond! Like us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then post your picture by tagging us at @newcitylibrary! You can also email them to [email protected] to enter. All your pictures will be on display so everyone can see how far and wide a book can take you!

Not sure what to read this summer? Try out Novelist, a database that helps you find your next read!