Launch into Summer Reading

Blast off on a summer of fun June 1 – July 31

Summer is finally here! And we’re celebrating the kickoff of the season by launching into our favorite summer activity – reading! That’s right, Summer Reading is back at the Library!

This summer, when you register for Summer Reading: Mission to Read, opens a new window, you embark on a journey of infinite possibilities. From out-of-this world titles in our cosmic-sized collection, opens a new window to space-themed programs, opens a new window throughout our universe of libraries, there’s so much to explore. Shoot for the moon as you race to reach reading goals, and we guarantee you’ll land among the stars…er…prizes!

Here’s how it works…

Register online, opens a new window or report to any mission base, opens a new window (Library location) to sign up in person. Registration is now open.

Your mission is simple: Read. Read. Read.

We’ve set our countywide mission goal at a lofty 50 million minutes. When we break this record, the animals at Foothills Animal Shelter, opens a new window receive a $500 cash award, generously donated by the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Read for the pets. Read for your school., opens a new window Read for prizes, opens a new window. Just read!

And all reading counts! From audiobooks, opens a new window and graphic novels, opens a new window to e-books, opens a new window and Tumblebooks, opens a new window, let us help you earn those minutes. Check out staff recommended titles, opens a new window and plan your reading odyssey. Reserve online or pick up in person.

Log minutes
Report your mission progress by logging minutes online, opens a new window or in-person at any location:Generic Tracker, opens a new window; Baby Tracker., opens a new window

Earn Prizes
As you complete mission goals, earn exciting prizes, opens a new window like Lakeside or Elitch Garden amusement park tickets, a book, a book bag or free entry for a chance to win a $100 Target gift card.

Explore More
Make this summer truly unforgettable by participating in special space-themed summer programming – just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing – at all locations.

We’ve got everything from Summer Sidewalk Astronomy, opens a new window, Galaxy-Inspired Tote Bags, opens a new window, Space Piñatas, opens a new window, Mutual UFO Network Presentations, opens a new window and more, opens a new window!

Blast off on a summer of fun with special Summer Reading Launch, opens a new window events starting Saturday, June 1. Enjoy crafts and activities and pick up your starter prize for summer reading.

Together, we can accomplish our Mission to Read this summer. Simply read, log minutes, earn prizes and repeat!

Week 1 Mission Goal:
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