Summer Reading

Every summer, Anchorage Public Library invites students and families to track their summer learning and reading activities to win prizes! Children and youth that continue to read and learn over the summer will fight the "summer slide" (loss of academic progress during the summer break) and develop a lifelong love of reading and learning! Learn more: why summers and summer learning matters.

Everyone is eligible to participate! Babies to elders!

If you complete your summer reading challenge by August 31, you will be entered in a prize drawing!

Readers to the Rescue! If Anchorage reads 250,000 minutes as a community, we will donate $2,500 to Children's Lunchbox.

Summer Reading - Virtual or Traditional

Sign up online or print your summer reading log to start working towards your prize!  

Summer Reading Online

Print a summer reading log

Not sure how to do Summer Reading online? Watch Ms. Kelsey show you how to set up your Beanstack account and log your reading activities.

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Summer Reading Books!

Need some good books?

Head over to our Kids Books recommendations!

You can find a list of Battle of the Books (to get in print or ebook).

These are some summer reading book suggestions by grade.

Interested in ebooks and eaudiobooks? Learn more here!