Summer Reading

SRP Survey

Please help your local Public Library and the New Mexico State Library evaluate the 2024 Summer Reading Program. Your answers on this survey will help obtain future funding for the program as well as improve it. We are very grateful for your time and participation!

Click here to take the survey!

Online SRP Registration (2023 Survey Links)

Online SRP Registration

All participants can register for Summer Reading online beginning May 10, 2024.

Babies & Kids
(Ages 0-2 and 3-8)

Tweens & Teens
(Ages 9-12 and 13-17)

(Ages 18 and up)

These links will  send you to our quick and easy online registration page. From there, you can print a one-page reading log for each person you register. Register one person at a time. No printer? No problem. You can register for our Summer Reading Program and pick up a reading log in person at any of our open branch locations beginning June 1, 2024. There are no added prizes/incentives for registering online before June 1, just more time to record reading.  

Summer Reading PSA 2024

Check out this great YouTube video about the Summer Reading Program!‚Äč

Sponsors 2024

How can I support Summer Reading Program?

How can I support the Summer Reading Program?

All of the great Summer Reading prizes, performers, and events are paid for with the generous support of the Friends of the Public Library, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

You can make a donation to support the Summer Reading Program.

2024 Summer Reading Program

2024 Summer Reading Program



The Public Library's Summer Reading Program, Adventure Begins at Your Library, has begun! Join us for another fun summer of reading, singing, learning and family fun at all 19 of our branch locations in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County between now and Saturday, July 27.  Readers of all ages are invited to pick up a reading log at any of our locations beginning June 1, tracking reading progress and earning weekly prizes, or chances at prizes for the over-18 crowd!



Summer Reading

What is Summer Reading?

  • A free 8-week program at branches of the Public Library of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County that encourages babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read (or be read to!) throughout the summer. Get signed up and pick up a Reading Log at any of our Library branches beginning June 1, or signup online beginning May 10.
  • Set your own reading goals and read whatever you like at your own pace wherever you're most comfortable. Babies, Children, Tweens & Teens: Once a week, bring your reading log to any of our Public Library Branch locations, show us your progress, and you'll earn a weekly prize! Adults will earn chances at weekly prizes at each check-in visit. All participants who turn in their completed reading logs up until the end of the Summer Reading Program will be entered into grand prize drawings for their age group held at each branch.
  • Watch this quick video to learn about the summer slide and how to keep your kids learning!

Why is Summer Reading important?

  • Studies have shown that children who read during the summer are more able to maintain their reading skills and that children who see their parents read, or who read with their parents, generally score higher on standardized tests.
  • Reading is important for everyone in the community, regardless of age, and reading is a skill that grows with practice throughout a lifetime. The Library's Summer Reading Program is free, easy to do because you read whatever you like at your own pace, and it's a fun, simple, zero-risk way of showing your support for the Public Library and its services.


In-Person Special Events

Special Events during the Summer Reading Program: Live and In-Person!

You can pick up your own copy of our Special Events Guide at any local Public Library branch. There is no advance registration required to attend Children & Family Special Events. Other event categories, especially events for Tweens and Teens, DO require advance registration as we have limited supplies for our participants. Other Special event categories MAY require advance registration; please check your Special Event Guide for details, or ask at the branch holding the event.

Sometimes, we're faced with unforeseen circumstances beyond our control! Please check this website for any Special Event updates before you head over to the branch - we'll post the latest details here!


Branch Visit BINGO!


Visit different library branches and be entered to win a fun, family prize!


Step 1: Visit any branch of The Public Library Albuquerque-Bernalillo County to pick up a Branch Visit BINGO card. Limit one BINGO card per person. Play as individuals or together as a family.

Step 2: Take your Branch Visit BINGO card with you when you visit different branches and get it stamped by staff.

Step 3: For each 5-space, straight-line BINGO you score on your BINGO card (horizontal, vertical and/or diagonal only), you'll earn one entry into the System-wide Branch Visit BINGO prize drawing.

All Branch Visit BINGO entry forms will be entered into a System-wide prize drawing for a 4-pack of single-day, All-Day Ride Passes from Cliff's Amusement Park!