Summer Reading

SRP Survey

Please help your local Public Library and the New Mexico State Library evaluate the 2021 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!

Summer Reading PSA 2021

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

Online SRP Registration (2021 Survey Links)

Online SRP Registration

All participants can register for Summer Reading online beginning May 14.

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 (except Special Collections) beginning June 5.  

Sponsors 2021


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.

2021 Summer Reading Program

2021 Summer Reading Program

 The Public Library's Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales, an 8-week celebration of reading, learning, and fun special events you & your whole family can enjoy, is officially underway, through July 31.

Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions still in place, our special events will all take place in a virtual setting, meaning you can log on and enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own home, using a computer or other online-enabled device. We'll post full details and links to these events on this page. Stay tuned!


Summer Reading

What is Summer Reading?

  • A free 8-week program at branches of the Public Library that encourages babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read (or be read to!) throughout the summer.
  • Set your own reading goals and read whatever you like at your own pace wherever you're most comfortable.
  • 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. It's free, easy to do because you read whatever you like at your own pace, and it's a fun, easy, zero-risk way of showing your support for the Public Library and its services.


Virtual Events

Watch this space for links to our Virtual Special Events!

Ann Lincoln's Marvelous, Amazing and Magical Animals 
Tuesday, July 27 • 11:00 a.m.
Click HERE to join the fun!

A magic, juggling, and comedy show with real and pretend pets featuring some of Ann's own unique "fantastic beasts" and how she found out about them. Ann will pull out all the stops in this performance that highlights stories about animals, kindness and caring for pets, and how to learn more about earth's creatures by using resources at the library. This program is funded by the Friends of the Public Library.  For all ages. 


- The link for the day's event will become live on this page 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled event start time.

- A Facebook account is not needed to access any event.

- Zoom events can only be viewed on the day & time scheduled for the event. All other Summer Reading events can be viewed again later by clicking on the links under the Digital Events tab on the right-hand side of this page. We've notated Zoom events (same-day viewing only) in our special event descriptions below. 

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