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Summer Reading Program Round-Up

The library has so much more for your family than simply books (although we do LOVE books). Local libraries offer FREE creative and fun ways to build a love of reading, even during the summer months. Libraries offer prizes for meeting reading goals along with activities in person and online. Public libraries are a great, free resource for families anytime but are especially valuable during the summer. And since summer is just around the corner, here's our round-up of local Summer Reading Programs & Their Reading Program Kickoffs!

Hoover Public Library Kickoff this summer off with Ocean themed excitement! Escape the aquarium with Dory, party with pirates, perfect the art of bubble-making with SpongeBob!


Centerpoint Public Library

Our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party is right around the corner! Visit the Center Point Library Saturday, June 4th from 11 am to 2 pm to pick up your Summer Reading bag, enjoy snacks, create crafts, play games, and participate in an exciting reptile show! Call 205-536-7750 or visit for more information about event!


Homewood Public Library

(Birth-Rising 5th Grade) Summer is finally here, and we are ready to dive into another summer reading program with you! Starting on May 23, come by the Homewood Public Library’s Children’s Department or visit our website at to sign up for summer reading.

Once signed up, come pick up a goodie bag! You’ll receive a calendar reading log to track each day you read or listen to an audiobook. Bring your log to our children’s desk, and for each day you mark off, you will earn an entry in our drawing for a weekly prize!

(Rising 6th-12th Grade) An "Ocean of Possibilities" await with this year's summer reading program. Sign up May 23-Aug 7, 2022 to participate. The first 15 teens to sign up will receive a swag bag full of goodies! Dive deep into summer reading! For every three books checked out, receive an entry into our weekly drawing and our end-of-the-summer grand prize drawing! Bring your checkout receipt to the Teen/Adult Services desk to receive your entry slip. Remember, the more entries, the more opportunities to win!


Clay Public Library Cannonball! Get ready to dive into our Summer Reading Program with a kickoff party full of fun! We've got a magic show at 10 am and a giant foam party at 12! You and your kids do not want to miss this!


North Shelby Library - Early registration for Summer Reading has begun! Go to to sign up or stop by the library! We have a lot of fun activities planned for this summer.

Children birth-5th Grade will participate to earn brag tags for themselves and a Mega Ice Cream Party for everyone! Once kids have earned a cumulative total of 10,000 points, we will hold an ice cream party in July. The more points achieved, the more treats we'll add to the party!


Trussville Public Library We're diving into the Oceans of Possibilities during our Summer Reading Program! Join us on Friday, June 3rd, from 5:00 - 7:00 for the kick-off event. Free activities and treats will be located in the Masonic Park just behind the library. Make sure to pick up a summer reading bag that includes this year's summer reading challenge and event calendar for all ages. Food vendors will be available for purchase.

Pinson Public Library Join us for SpongeBob's Super-Sailorific Summer Kick-Off!! June 4th from 2-4 PM.

You can pre-register for Summer Reading online now:

Find your nearest library here (Jefferson County Residents) or here

(Shelby County Residents)

How To Get a Library Card in Jefferson County:

Bring your picture ID and proof of address to any public library in Jefferson County and fill out an application. There is no charge for your first card. You will receive a library card and may use it the same day. Children under the age of 15 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the responsibility statement on the application.

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