Summer Reading Fun at Your Anaheim Library

It's Showtime at Your Library

Summer Reading Fun at Your Library

Don’t miss the summer reading fun at your Anaheim Public Library happening from May 28 to July 20. Our seven library branches and the Mobile Library will celebrate this year’s theme of It’s Showtime at Your Library by hosting free educational events related to the theme throughout the summer including wildlife shows, magicians, musicians and more! 

New this summer is the ability to track your reading online or via mobile app. Create a reading account at and track your summer reading progress, play games, earn badges, and more!  Participants who complete their summer reading challenge may be eligible to receive prizes and incentives such as entries into raffles, a coupon for a free meal, or a free book. 

Visit your local Anaheim Public Library to sign up for our Summer Reading Program beginning May 28! 

Check the web calendar for a full list of programs at

Program Information

Age Group
Reading Logs
(Pre-Readers 0-4 years)
Develop important early literacy skills that promote school readiness.
Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared
School-aged Children 
(K-6th grade)
Prevent the Summer Slide! Read for 15 minutes a day and complete a reading log for prizes.
Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared
(7th-12th, graduating seniors included)

Earn a prize and grand prize raffle entry for each book you read!

All prizes must be picked up in person 
at your branch.
Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared
Attend special summer programs, log your reading progress and win prizes.Register and log your reading progress
at READ Squared

Importance of Summer Reading

As the summer months are approaching, you may hear the term “summer slide” start to make its way into conversations.
What is that? Young people experience learning loss when they are disconnected from educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Typically, a child may lose up to three months of reading progress. This leads to subpar reading levels by the beginning of their next school year.

Preventing the effects of summer slide is simple – Read! Children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Reading as little as fifteen minutes a day helps to keep children engaged and in a mindset that supports the learning of new information. This can actually lead to an improvement of reading skills and better prepare your child for the upcoming school year. Our selection of children’s books can stimulate their growing minds and get them ready to excel in academics.