Summer Reading 2020

Imagine Your Story

Children Summer Reading Program

Imagine Your Story with the Summer Reading Program at Desert Foothills Library! Maricopa County Reads is a fun, online, summer reading adventure for participants of all ages. The program runs from June 1st to August 1st, and you can register at read20az.com starting May 1st!

Make reading, and the library, part of your summer! Starting June 1st, log your minutes spent reading online, complete challenges, and earn digital badges. You can also attend our virtual events to earn secret codes for even more badges! (Don’t forget to visit the calendar for our full listing of virtual events!)

To keep all of our patrons safe this summer, prizes will not be distributed until August.

Prereaders (Ages 0-4):

100 points: choose a prize from our Treasure Box
250 points: ???
500 points: Peter Piper Pizza coupon
700 points: ???
900 points: ???
1000 points: free book (redeem online)

Kids (ages 5-11):

100 points: choose a prize from our Treasure Box
250 points: ???
500 points: Peter Piper Pizza coupon
700 points: ???
900 points: ???
1000 points: free book (redeem online)

ScienceTellers: Dragons!!

June 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Teen Summer Reading Program

Summer reading lasts June 1st through August 1st! Join us for a Imagine Your Story and sign up online at read20az.com. Make sure you choose Desert Foothills Library during sign up to be eligible for our great prizes!

Imagine Your Story Teen Prizes:

250 minutes read (points) — ???
500 minutes read (points) — ???
750 minutes read (points) — ???
1,000 minutes read (points) — Free Book from Maricopa County Reads

Adult Summer Reading Program

Why join a Summer Reading Program as an adult?

Reading actually has a number of benefits for adults and just adding 20 minutes a day can make a huge change in your life.

Benefits include

  • Mental stimulation
  • Stress reduction
  • Knowledge & new information
  • Vocabulary expansion
  • Memory improvement
  • Stronger analytical thinking skills
  • Improved focus & concentration
  • Better writing skills
  • Tranquility
  • Free entertainment

Want to join the Adult Summer Reading Program? It’s easy! Just track your time spent reading and you’ll automatically be entered for the Library’s Grand Prize. Beginning June 1, register and track your reading time online at www.maricopacountyreads.org

Keep an eye out for new VIRTUAL programming during Summer Reading.