Summer Reading Newsletter

June 08, 2023

Summer Reading is for All Ages Lecturas de Verano 年暑期阅读活动 

Adults, Kids and Teens: Join us for reading and learning fun this summer! Read (or listen to) books, do activities, come to library events, and win great prizes. Free sign-up books, too.

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Log Your Progress: "What Counts?"

For Kids

  • Read a book or an e-book for 20 minutes
  • Listen to a someone else read a book or to an audiobook for 20 minutes
  • Attend a library program
  • Visit a museum (get free passes with Discover and Go)
  • Go on a nature walk



For Teens & Adults


  • Read a physical or e-book
  • Read a graphic novel or manga
  • Attend a library program
  • Write a poem or short story
  • Make a recipe from a cookbook
  • Read a magazine or e-magazine
  • Watch a free movie with Kanopy or Hoopla
  • Listen to an e-audiobook on Libby or Hoopla
  • Read your favorite book from childhood
  • Sing your favorite song
  • Listen to free music (digitally with Alexander Street, Hoopla, Naxos or check out vinyl and CDs!) 


Reminder: Library staff are here to help you find reading materials and to use the online collections and resources.  Just ask us!  Come into our libraries or give us a call at 510.981.6100, option 4.

Get Started


What Could I Win?

Kids: a karaoke machine; gift cards to places like Pegasus Books & Mr. Mopp's Toys and Books; passes to such as the Bay Area Discovery and Chabot Space & Science Museum; a new 8 speed bike, a ukulele & more!  Teens & Adults: a karaoke machine, 924 Gilman Street tickets & t-shirt; gift card from Pegasus Books; a ukulele; a Crystal 17 Key Kalimba; an Otamatone Electronic Synthesizer, a Fujifilm Instax camera bundle & more!


Thank you to all our summer reading sponsors who make these prizes possible!



Free Sign-Up Books

Sign up for summer reading and receive a free book to keep. Sign-up books are available at all Berkeley Public Library locations, while supplies last.


Adult Sign-Up Books

10 book covers featuring books we are giving away

Teen Sign-Up Books

Book covers for teens


Kids Sign-Up Books

Book covers for children

This Saturday: Summer Reading Party


Saturday, June 10 1:30-4pm

Summer Reading Party starts at 1:30pm ends at 4pm


There are many events at our Libraries for all ages & interests this Summer (really... there are SO MANY)!

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Summer Reading is made possible by the support of the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. Thank you, Friends!


Library Services Reminders:


  • The History Room at Central is now open to the public on Wednesdays from 10am - 1pm.
  • The Library's website has a new plug-in that quickly translates it into 100+ languages.
  • All Library buildings are closed on Monday, June 19 for Juneteenth.
  • All Library buildings will open late at 11am on Friday, June 30 due to an all staff meeting. 

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