Splash into Summer with the Douglas County Libraries Reading Program

📚 2020 Summer Reading Program 📚

May 20, 2020

You're invited to have a great summer: reading, soaking up the sun, and keeping cool while enjoying tons of fun summer activities.

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is on its way to a summer of fun! Online registration is now open for the Splash Into Summer Fun Reading Program! The annual reading program is for all ages and runs from June 1-July 31. Kids, teens, and adults can register at

Sign-Up Prizes
Readers can use DCL's Summer Reading curbside service to pick up their Summer Reading sign-up and mid-way prizes June 1-15, while supplies last. Kids 12 & under receive free kids admission to Pirates Cove, valid through Labor Day 2021. Teens & adults will enjoy $10 off $30 purchase at Parry’s Pizza, valid through August 15, 2020

Prize Pick-Up Hours, June 1-15:

Monday-Friday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings: 4:00–6:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00–4:00 PM
Sunday: 1:00–3:00 PM

Enjoy Good Books!
DCL suggests 1000 minutes of reading as a worthy goal, but if this challenge is not right for you or your family, feel free to create your own goal. Just read and have fun while doing it! Kids, teens, and adults can collect a finishing prize for completing a challenge, or just having a great summer. 

Readers of all ages will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 prizes: For adults, the prize is a stand-up paddleboard; for teens a 2021 season pass to Elitch Gardens; and for kids a 2021 season pass to Pirates Cove!

Support a Nonprofit!
If DCL meets this year’s community goal of 8 million minutes read, the DCL Foundation will donate $1000 to the COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

Help Your School Win $500!
Sign up and remind your friends and classmates to sign up! Be sure to include your school name and your grade when you register. The school with the most sign-ups by July 31 wins $500. (Some rules and restrictions apply.)

How does a mermaid call her friends?

CLICK HERE for more giggles and water fun facts!

Photo Contest
Enter the DCL photo contest for a chance to win the Ultimate Splash Into Summer Prize Package!

Submit your best summer-of-fun or Splash Into Summer photo via the Douglas County Libraries Facebook page or use #DCLSplashIntoSummer on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter. The photo with the most votes wins!

For more information about the Splash Into Summer Reading Program, visit or call (303) 791-7323.

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Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery, and connection.