Douglas County Libraries’ 2021 Summer Reading Program is Galaxy DCL: To Book & Beyond! The annual reading program is for all ages. Kids, teens and adults can register online for the program starting now. The program runs officially from June 5 through July 31. Cool prizes including free books, totes, and coupons to local businesses are awarded at sign-up, mid-way and when you finish.
For every 20 minutes you read or are read to, you color in a planet in your reading log. If you color all the planets, it equals 900 minutes of reading. But participants can choose their own challenge — shoot for 500 minutes, read one chapter per week or try for 20 pages a day. It’s up to you.
Visit any DCL location to pick up your Summer Reading sign-up prizes from June 5 to July 31 while supplies last. Summer Reading sign-up gift coupons and vouchers are courtesy of Rocket Fizz and Parry’s Pizza.
Celebrate being halfway to your goal! Stop by the library for a free flying foam rocket if you’re under 13. Those over 13 can receive a coupon for a free book from any of the DCL Second Chapter Bookstores, plus a fun vinyl decal.
Collect a prize when you complete your challenge, or just for having a stellar summer! Kids ages 0 to 12 can earn a free book. Teens can get an awesome fanny pack, and adults will be rewarded with a space-themed reusable book bag.
Readers of all ages will be entered into drawings for more prizes including a 2021 season pass to Pirates Cove Water Park (kids 0-12), a 2021 season pass to Elitch Gardens (teens) and a stand-up paddleboard (adults).