In a time of Public Library closures and social distancing, we're adjusting some of the ways we're running our Summer Reading Program to keep Library users and Library workers safe and healthy. We've made the sad decision that bringing groups of people together at our branches to enjoy live performances is not going to be possible this year. Instead, we've worked with some wonderful partners and talented members of our Public Library staff to present a collection of online performances for you to enjoy from the comfort and safety of home.
There will be a variety of ways to register and participate as a Summer Reader this year. Beginning May 15, readers of all ages are invited to visit our online Summer Reading Registration portal to print a reading log that matches their age group. (See links to the left on this page) Printed reading logs will be distributed at select City of Albuquerque Summer Meal Locations as well as Public Libraries, once we've been given the all-clear to re-open our branches to the public. Online registration requires a printer to complete the process. No printer? No problem. Until you're able to get a pre-printed reading log from a lunch site or one of our branch locations, you can keep track of your reading hours (or minutes, or number of books read; however you prefer to keep track of your progress) on any paper you have handy.
We encourage everyone to read whatever they like and keep track of all reading done. Click the tabs for each age group (left) for more specific recommendations for measuring reading progress. There won't be any weekly incentive prizes given to participants this year. Instead, bring your completed reading log to any branch of the Public Library (once we have re-opened) and you'll be entered into a prize drawing! Each branch will award a prize in four age groups: Children 8 and under, Tweens 9-12, Teens 13-17, and Adults 18 and up.