Summer Reading Program

Program Information

Anaheim Public Library launches this year’s Summer Reading Program, "Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!"

Sign-up for the Summer Reading Program starting on June 15, 2020. 

Each book or activity you log enters you into a weekly raffle!

Keep track of your reading progress this summer and download the READsquared app or sign-up for the reading program at

Complete activities to earn virtual badges, unlock games and more in READsquared.

Virtual Programs

Watch virtual programs on Anaheim Public Library’s Facebook and Instagram. This allows kids and families to participate in educational activities related to the theme throughout the summer including book talks, STEAM Activities, and more. 

For virtual program information, visit our web calendar or follow us on social media!

Importance of Summer Reading

As the summer months are approaching, you may hear the term “summer slide” start to make its way into conversations but what is that? Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in 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, leading to subpar reading levels by the beginning of the 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. Summer Reading reminds kids that reading is for fun. Reading as little as twenty 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, better preparing your child for the upcoming school year. 

The Anaheim Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program to help keep kids focused on engaging activities, fun programs, and reading materials. Our selection of children’s books can stimulate their growing minds and get them ready to excel in academics.


The Summer Reading Program is generously funded by the Friends of the Anaheim Public Library, Friends of the Canyon Hills Library, the Anaheim Public Library Foundation, and H&R Block in partnership with the Anaheim Public Library Foundation.