Hampton Roads: Summer Reading Programs 2020

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Please note, most of these Summer Reading Programs require you to sign up to participate. Make sure you sign up at the beginning of the Summer to log all of your 2020 Summer reading!

In addition to the reading logs and prizes many of the area libraries (and many bookstores) will be having special events and activities throughout the summer (once reopen). Make sure to check out the great variety of local talent and entertainment!

 

Chesapeake Public Library Summer Reading Challenge 

  • Summer Reading Challenge begins June 15, 2020. Check out some of the great programs available through the Chesapeake Public Library Summer Reading Program on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) or the CPL Website.
 
 

Hampton Public Library Summer Reading Program 

  • Summer Reading June 12 - July 24, 2020. Check out some of the great programs available through the Hampton Public Library Summer Reading Program on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) or the HPL Website.
  • Additional Info: We are going to have our virtual program for six weeks—Friday, June 12 through Friday, July 24, for babies, children, and teens. Readers can sign-up through Beanstack.com under ‘Hampton Public Library’ or through the Beanstack app on your mobile device. Each week we will be providing coupons to local restaurants for participants. Please let your local HPL branch know during your phone call for curbside, and we will include these items in your bag! Happy reading!
 
 

Newport News Public Library Summer Reading Program 

  • Summer Reading Program June 22 - August 1, 2020. 
  • Check out all of the great programs available through the Newport News Public Library Summer Reading Program on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) or the NNPL Website.
  • Additional Info: Open to all ages. Must be a Virginia resident. Entries must be received between June 22 - August 1st. A random winner will be drawn every Monday (June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27) from all entries received during the Summer Reading Challenge.  At the end of the program on August 1st, four (4) Grand Prize winners will be drawn from all entries received from all four branches. Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail. Participants may win one of the weekly prizes, but only those who complete the 6-hour program will be eligible to win one of the four Grand Prizes.
 
 

Norfolk Public Library Summer Reading Program

  • Summer Reading Program June 27 - August 29, 2020 
  • Check out all of the great programs available through the Norfolk Public Library Summer Reading Program on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) or the NPL Website.
  • Additional Information: Adventure comes to you this summer! Norfolk Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program is going virtual. Enjoy programs, activities and special performances right from the comfort of your living room. Then, read books to earn virtual badges and opportunities to win our weekly prize drawings! Summer Reading Program is open to all age groups, from babies to adults, and everyone in between. 
 
 

Portsmouth Public Library Summer Reading Program 

  • Summer Reading Program 2020 not yet posted 
  • Check out some of the great programs available through the Portsmouth Public Library Summer Reading Program on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) or the PPL Website.
 
 

Poquoson Public Library Summer Reading Program 

  • Summer Reading Program June 15 - August 7, 2020
  • There are also programs highlighting family fun at the library all Summer, the listings can be found on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) and on the PPL Website.
  • Additional Information: Summer is finally here! All ages are invited to Imagine Your Story by participating in our online Summer Reading Challenge! Finish 5 challenges on Challenge Card # 1 to earn a prize. Repeat with Challenge cards 2 and 3 for even more prizes and to win the Summer Reading Challenge! Click the Beanstack link to participate online or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app to your device.

 

Suffolk Public Library Camp SPL Summer Reading Challenge

  • Summer Reading Program June 7 - August 22, 2020 
  • Check out some of the great programs available through the Suffolk Public Library on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) or the SPL Website.
  • Additional Information: This year's Summer Reading Challenge will kick off on Sunday, June 7 and ends on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Remember to download and print your Camp SPL pennant at any time to decorate and drop off at the library to display. Don't have a printer? Use our Print from Anywhere service! 
 
 

Virginia Beach Public Library Summer Reading Challenge 

  • Summer Reading Program now through August 7, 2020
  • There are also programs highlighting family fun at the library all Summer, the listings can be found on our website Calendar (as reopening continues) and on the VBPL Website.
  • Additional Information: Participate in weekly enrichment activities to keep your brain sharp through fun activity badges. Each week, readers that complete 3 activities will unlock the activity badge and be entered to win coupons to food venues that offer drive-through or take-out. The coupons will be mailed to each winner's home until our buildings reopen.


Virtual Summer Reading Series

  • Summer Reading Program June 23 - September 1, 2020
  • Description: Join Us on Facebook every Tuesday morning at 11 for our Virtual “Summer Reading” Series! In partnership with our friends, The Hurrah Players, Pembroke Mall will post a video each Tuesday throughout the Summer. Watch and listen as the Storyteller reads a Classic Book and you can Sing-A-Long as they perform a song. At 11:30am following the Story and Sing-A-Long, we will post a craft or activity that corresponds with the Story.  
 

 

Military/DOD Summer Reading Programs - find information here! 

 

Other Summer Reading Programs:


Barnes & Noble's Summer Reading Program 
  • Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal. Then bring their completed journal to any participating Barnes & Noble Store to receive a FREE book off of their list. See 2020 details here.
Books-A-Million's Summer Reading Adventure 
  • Children read any 4 books from the reading list, check off the titles and receive a drawstring backpack (while supplies last). See 2020 details here
Chuck-E-Cheese's Reward Calendar Program is ongoing.
  • You can find many different reward calendars on the Chuck-E-Cheese website. One of them tracks books read- when your child reads each day for 2 weeks (and completes the form) it can be redeemed for 10 tokens. Note, a food purchase is required.
Scholastic's Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is currently underway (May 4 - September 4, 2020)
  • Kids can read books and track reading online in order to earn rewards. 
  • This year (2020), kids can build their avatar, make new friends, earn virtual rewards, and help unlock donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks” in Scholastic Home Base when they read every day over the summer!
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