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Summer Reading

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Summer Reading at Prescott Public Library is here! This year’s Summer Reading theme is Adventure Begins @ Your Library! Read on to learn more about our reading challenges and how to participate as well as all the FREE, fun things happening this summer at Prescott Public Library!

Summer Reading for Youth (ages 0-18)

Youth Summer Reading includes reading challenges for Pre-K (ages 0-4), Kids (ages 5-11), Teens (ages 12-18)! From May 23 – July 27, youth can sign up and log their reading activity to earn prizes!
**Please note: Youth prizes can be redeemed at the Youth Desk beginning Monday, June 3. All youth prizes must be collected by Wednesday, July 31.

Summer Reading for Adults (ages 19+)

Our Summer Reading challenge for Adults (ages 19+) begins June 1. Starting June 1, adults can sign up and log minutes to earn prizes that will take you on a new adventure. Make sure to report your minutes frequently online or to a librarian (if you’re using a paper log), as every 200 minutes logged earns an entry into a weekly prize drawing. Weekly prizes include jigsaw puzzles, gift cards and tickets to local museums, theatres, and more. Additionally, each participant who logs at least 200 minutes over the course of the program will earn an entry into a drawing for one of five grand prizes. For more information, visit or call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526.

Three Ways to Participate– Choose one!

Remember, Summer Reading for Youth (ages 0-18) started May 23! Adult Summer Reading starts June 1!

  • Sign up at the Youth Desk or the Ask a Librarian Desk (starting June 1) and receive a paper reading log to track your reading activity
  • Create a Beanstack account, join a Summer Reading 2024 challenge for your age group, and log your reading activity online
  • Download the Beanstack app from your device’s app store, create an account, join a Summer Reading 2024 challenge for your age group, and log your reading activity in the app

Special Events & Activities for Youth

From weekly storytimes and crafts to LEGOs and live entertainment, our Youth librarians have lots of reading fun planned this summer! Check our online events calendar for the full lineup. Highlights include:

  • LEGO Hour on Thursday, May 30 at 10 am & 2 pm
  • Teen Battle of the Books Mandatory Information Meeting on Thursday, May 30 at 4 pm
  • Crafts for Kids on Tuesdays at 2 pm (June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23)
  • Embry-Riddle STEM Adventure on Wednesday, June 5 at 2 pm
  • Magician Eric Giliam on Thursday, June 6 at 10 am & 2 pm
  • Reptile Friends with Isabella G. on Monday, June 10 at 10 am (Registration required)
  • Embry-Riddle STEM Adventure on Wednesday, June 12 at 2 pm
  • Jungle Jill’s Animal Encounters on Thursday, June 13 at 10 am & 12 noon
  • Music with Mister Jim on Thursday, June 20 at 10 am
  • LEGO Hour on Thursday, June 20 at 2 pm
  • Pajama Storytime on Thursday, June 20 at 6 pm (Registration required)
  • LEGO Hour on Thursday, June 27 at 10 am & 2 pm
  • Myth-o-mania! on Wednesday, July 10 at 2 pm (Registration required)
  • LEGO Hour on Thursday, July 11 at 10 am & 2 pm
  • Family Board Games on Saturday, July 13 at 11 am
  • Embry-Riddle STEM Challenge on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 pm (Registration required)
  • Wildman Phil’s Wild World Safari on Thursday, July 18 at 10 am & 2 pm
  • Teen Battle of the Books Final Competition on Wednesday, July 24 at 6 pm
  • Summer Reading Finale with the BubbleManiacs on Saturday, July 27 at 11 am

The 2024 Summer Reading Program is funded by the Friends of the Prescott Public Library, with support from the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records.