Summer Reading Challenge: June 1 - July 31, 2017

San Jose Public Library Summer Reading Challenge - Reading by Design

Your Summer Challenge

San José Public Library challenges everyone to spend time reading, learning, exploring, and energizing this summer. This year's theme is "Reading by Design". Play games, earn great prizes, explore library services, and attend one of the many events held at libraries across the city. The Summer Reading Challenge is not only fun but it's also beneficial for children.​ Registration opens June 1 - sign up online or visit your local library.

Prevent the Summer Slide

During summer break, students who do not spend time reading and learning can find their school year skills slipping backwards - also known as the Summer Slide. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading for 20 minutes per day during the summer and staying active and engaged in educational programs help students retain their skills and return to school ready to learn. Learn more about Why Summer Reading is Important

For Parents and Caregivers

Summer Food Program

little girl eating zuchinniStudents can also perform better in school when combined with healthy eating. San José Public Library is helping to support healthy eating with free meals and snacks for children who are 18 and under. Learn more about the Free Summer Food Program


Events, Contests, and Volunteering

Sponsors and Friends

Thank you to our community sponsors and a special thanks to our Friends of the Library for their continued support!

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Take Our Survey

Tell us about your Summer Reading experience this year!
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