Libraries Rock

Join us for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge at the County Library.
June 1 - July 31

CREATE

Create some great activities

LEARN

Challenge yourself

  • Take a class
  • Join a discussion group
  • After watching a show, movie, or commercial have a discussion about the subtle messages portrayed
  • Do some online learning: slcolibrary.org/rr

PLAY

Fun and play can happen almost anywhere

  • Participate in healthy activities
  • Play a board game like Scrabble, Boggle, or do a Crossword or Word Search
  • Play the alphabet game on your next car trip

CONNECT

Challenge yourself by participating in something new

  • Attend a program at your local library
  • Make a "hello neighbor" card and introduce yourself to a neighbor you don't know
  • Attend a town hall, caucus, or local community planning meeting
  • Join a book club

COLOR

No paper or crayons needed!
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Natural History Museum of Utah

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH

Summer Reading Challenge finishers receive one free admission to Library Days at the Natural History Museum of Utah

  • Wednesday, August 15, 5-9 pm (Adults Only)
  • Saturday, August 18, 10 am-5pm
  • Sunday, August 19, 10 am-5 pm

ALL Summer Reading Challenge participants receive $2 off admission to the Natural History Museum of Utah from June 1 - September 30, 2018 (show your County Library card to receive the discount).

Learn more about the Natural History Museum of Utah

ZAP KIDS SUMMER PASSPORT

June 1-August 25, 2018

Final Destination Celebration

Explore local venues and programs, free of charge, with the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Kids Summer Passport. Pick up your passport at any County Library. A final destination celebration will take place at Clark Planetarium. #exploreZAP

ZAP Kids Summer Passport

$1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

If you participate in the County Library’s Summer Reading, you are eligible to enter for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from my529. Visit bookyoursummer.com for more information.

READ

Challenge Yourself

  • Host a book-themed dinner. Have a bookclub-type discussion of a book you've all read while eating foods inspired from the book
  • Hold a bedtime reading activity 3 times this week
  • Create a vocabulary jar. Everyone contributes words to the jar for one week, then the words are reviewed during dinner or family night
  • Poetry board. Create a fun way to post poems (in a frame, on the fridge, or the bathroom mirror) let everyone in the family take turns choosing a poem to post
  • Try a Reading Challenge on Goodreads, or make up one of your own
  • Read a genre you've never read before

PREREADERS

Specially slected books to read to your little pre-readers

Download PreReaders Reading Record

KIDS

Great summer reads for youth

Download Kids Reading Record

TEENS

Fantastic summer jam recommendations for teens

Download Teens Reading Record

ADULTS

Rock to the beat with these rockin' books

Download Adult Reading Record

ROCK ON

Rock On Reading Record

Finish your Reading Record already? Download the ROCK ON! reading record to earn more chances to win the drawing or return three completed ROCK ON! reading records and receive a free book.