Douglas County Libraries’ 2023 Summer Reading Program is Dog Days of Summer. 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 3 through July 31, 2023. Cool prizes including free books, totes, and coupons to local businesses are awarded at sign-up, mid-way and when you finish.
DCL suggests 900 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 challenge!
You can increase or decrease the number of minutes or set a goal for the number of books or pages you want to read — shoot for 500 minutes, read one chapter per week or try for 20 pages a day. It’s up to you.
10 Days of Giveaways
If you plan to participate, be sure to pre-register. For 10 days, from June 3 to 12, the libraries will give away all sorts of terrific gift cards (105 in total) such as a $50 Starbucks card, $100 King Soopers card or $250 Amazon card. Each giveaway day features a random drawing for that day’s prize.
Visit any DCL location to pick up your Summer Reading sign-up prizes starting June 3 while supplies last.
Collect a prize when you complete your challenge, or just for having a doggone good summer! Kids ages 0 to 12 can earn a free book. Teens can get a canvas tote bag. Adults (18+) get an insulated tote. Finishing prizes are available through August 7.