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Summer Reading at King County Library!

How to participate:

Starting June 1, come to your library to pick up a reading log booklet or start tracking your time online.

Starting July 1, after reading 500 minutes, bring your log to the library for a prize.

After reading 1,000 minutes, return to the library with your log for a final prize.

Read anything you want, including reading to someone else or listening to a book.

One halfway prize and one finisher prize per person, while supplies last. Last day to pick up prizes is September 7.

Why Summer Reading?

It's important for all ages!

Research shows when children and teens select their own reading materials and read for enjoyment, they retain their reading skills.

Summer is a critical time to keep reading and prevent the "summer slide" or reading skills loss while not in school.

Reading for pleasure also benefits adults; it improves brain health, reduces stress and offers opportunities for learning and growth.

No matter your age, King County Library System (KCLS) invites you to be a part of our community of readers!

Community Partners

Visit a Museum this Summer

Several local museums are presenting programs in our libraries this summer as part of the Summer Reading Program. Visiting a museum can be a fun, educational experience.

Get free museum passes with your KCLS library card!

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon walk with The Museum of Flight.

Discover a fantastic place to play and learn at KidsQuest Children's Museum.

Learn more about STEM at Pacific Science Center.