Summer Blast 2018

Summer is a blast at Chapel Hill Public Library!

Read, have fun, and explore more! Our Summer Reading Challenge dares kids, teens, and adults to read for at least 20 hours.

  • Print a log or pick one up from the library. You get a color changing cup, too
  • Read for 10 hours and get a pocket notebook
  • Read for 20 hours by August 15 and get a free book, a great coupon, and a bumper sticker
  • Keep reading! You can pick another bumper sticker every 20 hours

Please note: the deadline to turn in your Summer Challenge logs has been extended to Saturday, August 20th! You’ll help us set a community record and be eligible for prizes.

Special Performances


Hear music makers, see puppeteers, dancers, and get crafty with artists.

Save the dates

Family movies play at the library at least once a week.

See showtimes

Learning Programs

The Circulator

Learn from groups like the North Carolina Zoo, Morehead Planetarium, and others.

Check it out

Our mobile library that brings the fun of the library out into the community.

See for yourself

Reading Recommendations

Discover and explore all kinds of books with expert recommendations from friendly neighborhood librarians.


Thanks also to these community partners for contributing fun, support, and prizes to the Summer Blast Reading Challenge.

  • Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library

  • Shaka Shave Ice