Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Read for the Win!

JUNE 1, 2016 thru July 31, 2016

Enter any one of our four Summer Reading Challenge portals below to learn more. 

Pre-Readers 0-5

Pre-Readers (Infant to 5)


Kids (6-12)

Teens 13 - 18

Teens (13-18)

Adults 18+


Adult (18+)

Reading Recommendations

Pre-Readers: Booklists

Kids: Booklists | Online Collection

Teens: Booklists Online Collection

Adults: Fiction Non-Fiction | Online Collection


 - Show us how much fun you're having!


Why Summer Reading is Important

Prevent "Summer Slide"

Children who don't read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall.

Build a Bridge

Children who participate in Summer Reading Programs and read a minimum of six books over the summer score higher in reading AND math when they return to school.

To succeed in school and life,

Children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer Reading Club reminds kids that reading is for fun - as well as for learning.
Source: Dominican University IMLS-funded research: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap

A Special Thanks to our Summer Challenge Partners

Logo Parks for Life - Santa Clara County Parks
Logo Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Each person that registers for the SCCLD Summer Reading Challenge will receive a free ticket to the Children's Discovery Museum.