Your local library encourages kids to keep reading in June and July with 2021 Summer Reading Programs. Libraries all over the area offer reading reward programs for kids and adults in some areas – all you need is a library card!
The largest library system in Middle Tennessee is Nashville Public Library. The library recently changed the non-resident policy and you can now get a library card for free even if you do not live in Davidson County. There is a $10 annual charge if you want access to the library’s digital collection (e-books, audio books).
All programs are free to participate, though some events require advance registration. Teens — and YOU! — can participate, too. Not sure where your closest library is located? Use the Secretary of State’s Tennessee Public Library Directory or check out our roundup below:
Nashville Summer Reading Program
The summer reading challenge kicks off April 30 and runs through August 21, 2021. Earn points by completing activities and then cash your points in for prizes.
Linebaugh Library System
This year’s theme is “Tales and Tails” and starts May 18, 2021 and runs through July 3.
Join the library for a “Tales and Tails” this summer! The hybrid summer reading program begins June 5, 2021.
Williamson County Library System (Bethesda, College Grove, Fairview, Franklin, Leiper's Fork, Nolensville)
Kick off the "Tails and Tales" Summer Reading Program by building a LEGO creation based on your favorite book with an animal character. This event is open to children ages 3-12 with three age categories: 3-5 years, 6-8 years and 9-12 years. Public viewing and voting will be June 1-5 with the winners announced on June 11.
Brentwood Public Library
Sign up for Brentwood Library's Summer Reading Program, going on June 1 - July 31! Find more info at brentwoodtn.beanstack.org.
Spring Hill Public Library
Find out all about Spring Hill's exciting Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales, from May 22 - June 26! Prize redemption June 28 - 29. All programs will be held online this summer. Check the Library's FB page and newsletter for details.
Mt Juliet Library
Summer reading sign up begins May 24, 2021. Come explore “Tales and Tails”
NATIONAL SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Register your child at birth and a new book will be mailed to you home every month until your child turns 5 years old.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Sign up for FREE and log the minutes your child reads starting May 6, 2019 to win prizes for both home and your child’s school.
Junie B. Jones Kids Club
Is your child a fan of the Junie B. Jones series? Sign them up for the Kids’ Club and receive FREE newsletters, printables, games and more!
Reading Camp at Home
Host your own summer reading camp with 10 weeks of themed plans.
Set up your own Reading Rewards System
use this FREE website to set up your own Reading Program at home.
Sync Audio Book Summer Program
Sync is just for teens and offers free audio books geared at kids 13 and above.