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

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.


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