Summer Reading

Online SRP Registration (2021 Survey Links)

Online SRP Registration

All participants can register for Summer Reading online beginning May 13.

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 4.  

Sponsors 2022


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.

2022 Summer Reading Program

2022 Summer Reading Program

 The Public Library's Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities, an 8-week celebration of reading, learning, and fun special events you & your whole family can enjoy, is just around the corner! We'll kick things off beginning Saturday, June 4, and continue through the end of July.

Our scheduled Special Events are back, live and in-person at our branch locations. You can pick up your own copy of our Special Events Schedule at any of our branches. Check this website for the most up-to-date event information.

In-person registration for our Summer Reading Program begins at our branch locations beginning Saturday, June 4. Online registration will open Friday, May 13. There are no additional prize incentives for online registration prior to June 4.



Volunteer Applications

Are you between the ages of 12 and 18? Do you want to make a difference in your community by volunteering?

If you answered "YES" to these questions, then the Public Library wants you!

You'll gain valuable workplace experience by encouraging people of all ages to participate in the Public Library's Summer Reading Program!

Help us at least 2 hours each week this summer by:

• Being friendly, approachable and proactive;
• Encouraging Library visitors of all ages to join in our Summer fun;
• Answering basic questions about the Summer Reading Program and awarding prizes to participants;
• Assisting Library staff with craft and special event preparation, either inside or outside the Library building.

The City of Albuquerque and the Library is transiting to the using the One ABQ Volunteers platform. (This is the link for all City of Albuquerque volunteering opportunities.)

The deadline to create a profile and submit your application to be a Summer Reading Volunteer has been extended to 22 May 2022. The link to the Public Library's Summer Reading Program 2022 Volunteer Opportunity can be found here

Please note: If you are 12 years old, you will need parental consent to use the website.

Do you have questions about the volunteer application process? Please call 505-768-5104 M-F,  9 am-2pm.

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. Kids, 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. participants who turn in their completed reading logs at the end of the Summer Reading Program will be entered into a grand prize drawing 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. 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.


In-Person Special Events

Our Special Events during the Summer Reading Program are back; 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!

Location Change:  (Adult Event) The Watermelon Mountain Jug Band concert on Friday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m. has been relocated FROM the International District Branch TO the Central & Unser Branch.

Location Change: (Children & Family Event) The Drums Around the World with Kevin Kinane event on Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. has been relocated FROM the International District Branch TO the Cherry Hills Branch.

Cancelled: (Tween Event) The Explora: Be a Rock Star event scheduled on Saturday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the International District Branch has been cancelled.



It's time for this year's Dion's Club Read! Students in Pre-K through 5th grade may participate, in one of two ways: 1) Visit the Club Read website to enter the titles you read to earn a prize voucher and to be entered into a Dion's Grand Prize Drawing. 2) Pick up a paper Club Read brochure at any branch of the Public Library of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County (while supplies last!) Turn in your completed paper entries at any New Mexico Dion's location to earn a prize voucher and be entered in a Dion's Grand Prize Drawing. Please visit Dion's Club Read Program Page for more information or to participate online!

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