Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge is a free program that encourages children and teens to read over the school break in order to prevent summer reading loss, when students who don't read can lose up to three months of reading achievement. Summer reading loss is cumulative. By the end of fifth grade, children who lose reading skills over the summer will be three years behind their classmates. The library offers incentives such as fun prizes and activities in exchange for reading.

Our 2020 theme is “Imagine Your Story.” Participants will be encouraged to explore their imagination through engaging programs, literature, technology, arts and more. Children and teens will have the opportunity to read books and attend adventurous library programs! Our focus for children and teens is to keep their minds active and engaged during their summer break, with incentives for reading and a wide array of programs highlighting music and its connection to science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), making, coding and more.

2020 Summer Reading Challenge T-shirts are now available!

Your commemorative shirt is only available by online ordering at this time—with shipping available directly to your home. The cost is $7.50 for kids and $8.75 for adults (tax included), plus shipping costs.

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library provides support for this important program with additional support from valuable community partners. By investing your sponsorship dollars in Baltimore County Public Library’s Summer Reading 2018, you demonstrate that your company recognizes the importance of literacy and learning, and will help all citizens of Baltimore County continue to explore, learn, create and connect.

Thank you to our wonderful 2020 sponsors:


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