Summer Reading Program

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Read by Design

The Summer Reading Program is open to Children, Teens and Adults!

Engineer a fantastic summer when you “read by design” with our summer reading programs for all ages. Win prizes for reading and be sure to design a summer schedule filled with events, speakers, and exciting programs at the library.


Children ages 0-12
The Children’s Summer Reading Program will run from Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, August 12. Special programs featuring this year’s theme of “Reading by Design” can be found on this page.

Join the club by picking up a Summer Reading Program game sheet at any Newport Beach Public Library location to keep track of reading. On the game sheet, the reader will select one side to complete: either the Reading Club, for independent readers, or the Read-to-Me Club, for those reading with help. The Reading Club awards a special prize to readers after every five 20-minute sessions of reading. The Read-to-Me Club awards prizes to young readers after every five early literacy activities completed. Once the entire game sheet is completed, the independent and young readers will win a new book and be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. As a bonus, all children can enter weekly drawings at their local branch by writing and/or illustrating book reviews!

Upon completion of the program, children are encouraged to keep reading and enter weekly drawings by filling out book review forms.

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Reading brings rewards in our Teen Summer Reading Program. Get a goody bag just for signing up!  For every book read, participants have the opportunity to write a review and enter the weekly prize drawing.

Participants can read print books, downloadable materials and audiobooks. The more books read and reviewed the more chances teens have to win great prizes like gift cards to local shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and book stores. Submit an online review of the books you read or pick up a paper review form from the Reference Desk. All entries in the weekly prize drawing also go into the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the Program.

After submission of their first three (3) reviews, participants win a new paperback book of their choice.

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Adults can join in the fun by taking part in their very own library reading program this summer, too! Each participant is automatically registered when they submit their first book review. Participants can read and review print books, downloadable materials and audiobooks. Submit online review form or pick up printed form at Reference Desk.

A Grand Prize drawing ticket will be entered for each review submitted. After submission of three (3) reviews, participants will be awarded a paperback book.

Enjoy a special program with local author and poet Selma Mann.

Selma Mann: Whimsical Warrior
Wednesday, July 12, Corona del Mar Branch Library

All adult program participants will be welcomed to join fellow readers for an end of the summer wrap-up reception with refreshments and prize drawings at the Central Library on Thursday,

Wrap-Up Party
Thursday, August 10, 2-4pm, Central Library