Oceans of Possibilities

Summer Reading

Dive into the depths of Summer Reading fun. Experience Oceans of Possibilities while discovering awe-inspiring adventures and stories. Challenge yourself to try new things and become the best version of yourself while helping to clean, maintain and preserve the natural water sources around you.

Summer Reading helps build literacy and language skills, prevents the dreaded summer slide for school-aged children, encourages teens and adults to experience the joy of reading and so much more. As you make plans this summer, don’t forget to attend a program or stop by the library to check out books, magazines, park passes and more.

It's not just for kids.
can participate in Summer Reading, too.

Game Cards | Downloads Available in English & Spanish

Game Cards | Downloads Available in English & Spanish

Summer Reading Game Card (English)
Summer Reading Game Card (Spanish)

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Why Adults are Reading YA

Adults are reading Young Adult (YA) literature. Yeah, adult adults — grown people with jobs, who pay their own bills, chat about interest rates on mortgages, or maybe even have young adult children themselves. Not only are they reading it, they also make up most of YA literature’s readership.

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People We Meet on Vacation

2021 was a great year for romance novels. Being a romantic at heart, I devour romance books with relish and it’s so refreshing to see an increasing number of diverse authors writing books with diverse characters falling in love. It’s also interesting to see this genre evolve into several sub-genres including contemporary romances with multidimensional characters who warm your heart with their goals, quirks, worries, likes and dislikes.

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Potty Training Like a Pro

It’s time to talk about that horrible “P” word — potty. When it is time for potty training, you can’t help being a little apprehensive. Even if you have previous potty training experience, you cannot predict how potty training will go this time.

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Community Conversations: The Things We Keep

Do you remember Show & Tell days from elementary school? I remember going home from school the night before, looking around my room, and thinking about what I could take that would seem super cool.

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Winter Beauty Survival Guide

Whether you thrive during the winter months, or loathe the onset of colder temperatures, there’s no denying that winter can be unforgivingly tough on your beauty routine. And since studies show that women feel most attractive during summertime, I thought why not share some winter survival tips I’ve found helpful.

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reading recommedations delived straight to your inbox

Reading Recommendations in Your Inbox

We have added new categories to our NextReads Newsletters. Whether you enjoy fiction or nonfiction, we have a list for you. If you like a little faith with your historical fiction, romance or suspense sign up for our Christian Fiction newsletter. The Fantasy & Science Fiction newsletter brings you the best of fantasy, science fiction and everything in between.

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Summer Reading is fun for all ages. Grab a tracking card at your local branch starting June 1, children and teens get a free book, too. Keeping up with summer reading is easy with options for online record-keeping and paper tracking cards. Whatever works best for you. Download the Beanstack Tracker app for Android and iOS systems.