Summer Reading

Get Reading! Program Ends August 16!

Group of readers

This summer, have fun reading, exploring the sciences, and enjoying special programs at your local New Castle County Library. Children will Fizz-Boom-Read!; while teens can Spark A Reaction. Earn fun prizes for your reading between June 1 and August 16.

It's easy. Sign up and track your reading in your own reading log. Earn prizes every week. Choose a free book when you have read just 10 hours. Continue to read and collect cool stuff.

Our libraries offer hundreds of free programs including concerts, story times, teen IMAZINE workshops, Donna Washington, ScienceTellers and much more.

Join the Club. It's free and it's fun!

  • The program runs from June 1 through the third Saturday in August
  • Children (ages: newborn - 17) are welcome to participate
  • You may register at only 1 New Castle County Library
  • Participants must read 10 hours to earn their paperback book and certificate
  • A tote bag will be given to each participant who reads 30 hours or more
  • After reading 60 hours or more participants will receive 1 entry for a raffle of books and other prizes to be awarded at the conclusion of the Summer Reading Club.
    One raffle for each age group: 0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12 and up.
  • Make the library part of your weekly routine this summer. Each week, when you come to the library, bring this time log with you to have it stamped and receive a weekly souvenir
  • 1 souvenir per week per participant
  • Time logs must be presented in order to receive book prizes
  • We would like to know how much time you spend reading this summer, even if it is fewer than 10 hours, so please show us your time log by August 16th
  • A letter will be sent to your school or homeschool organization in the fall with your summer reading achievement if you read at least 10 hours

Robot and Boy Reading


Encourage your child to read by registering for the Summer Reading Club! Visit the library often to choose books and enjoy programs together. Kids who read more read better; they also write better, spell better, and have larger vocabularies.

Book Stack
Girl Doing Chemistry


The New Castle County Summer Reading Club is designed to prevent the "summer slide." Students who don't read over the summer lose some of the reading skills they developed during the previous school year. As a result, skills must then be re-taught when students return to school in September.

We encourage educators to get their students involved in the Summer Reading Club even before summer begins. Get your students excited about the program by encouraging them to visit their local library this summer and to actively participate in the Summer Reading Club. Remember, kids who participate return to school ready to learn.