“A Universe of Stories”

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories” helps children of all ages dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. This program also coincides with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Join NOPL, and over 16,000 libraries across the country, as we celebrate space exploration all summer long.

Summer reading kicks off June 24, 2019. Stop by your nearest NOPL location to receive a packet of goodies and sign up for exciting programs for kids and teens, or sign up online (below) and pick up your packet the next time you’re at the library. Track the books you’ve read to earn prizes!

Adults can get in on the fun too – each NOPL location has designed a unique contest, and some great prizes are up for grabs! Stop into your branch for details.

Sign Up Online

Sign Up/Track Books

Summer Reading Events

Download our Summer Events Guide, or view our interactive, fully searchable online events calendar and narrow down programs by ages or interests, and even add events to your own calendar with just a click!

Kick-off Events

Decorate summer reading bags and come to a kickoff party, or watch a magic show! Check out all of our events during the Summer Reading Program kick-off week, June 24 – June 30.

See Kick-off Events

2019 Reading Recommendations

We’ve compiled recommendations for all ages based on the 2019 Summer Reading Theme, “A Universe of Stories.” Get the PDF booklet here or pick one up at any NOPL location.