Summer Blast 2024

Summer Blast has something in store for ages galore—from concerts and movie screenings to our summer reading program with free books and prizes.

Reading sparks your creativity

Ready to read? Take part in Summer Blast starting June 1st and track your reading time for 30 days. Win a prize when you complete the challenge!

  • Our summer reading program is open to anyone.  Kids, teens, and adults can all get in on the fun—you don’t even need a library account.
  • Sign up at the library or online starting June 1. Pick up a reading log at the library or download one from our website.
  • You get to pick a free book when you sign up and add your name to our window display.
  • Set your reading goal—we encourage 30 minutes a day for 30 days!
  • Keep track of your reading in the log. Use the paint palette to track your progress. Each paint splotch is equal to one day.
  • When you reach your 30-day goal, bring your log back to the library. We’ll stamp it and give you a custom Chapel Hill Public Library coloring book and sticker sheet.
  • Read whatever you like! If you need recommendations, you can always ask a librarian, explore our book lists, or fill out a You Might Like Form.
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简体中文 - coming soon!
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ကညီ - coming soon!
اللغة العربية - coming soon!

Summer Blast has something in store for ages galore—from concerts and movie screenings to our summer reading program with free books and prizes.

Reading sparks your creativity

Ready to read? Take part in Summer Blast starting June 1st and track your reading time for 30 days. Win a prize when you complete the challenge!

  • Our summer reading program is open to anyone.  Kids, teens, and adults can all get in on the fun—you don’t even need a library account.
  • Sign up at the library or online starting June 1. Pick up a reading log at the library or download one from our website.
  • You get to pick a free book when you sign up and add your name to our window display.
  • Set your reading goal—we encourage 30 minutes a day for 30 days!
  • Keep track of your reading in the log. Use the paint palette to track your progress. Each paint splotch is equal to one day.
  • When you reach your 30-day goal, bring your log back to the library. We’ll stamp it and give you a custom Chapel Hill Public Library coloring book and sticker sheet.
  • Read whatever you like! If you need recommendations, you can always ask a librarian, explore our book lists, or fill out a You Might Like Form.
Image Español
简体中文 - coming soon!
မြန်မာ - coming soon!
ကညီ - coming soon!
اللغة العربية - coming soon!
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There's more to Summer Blast than books— be sure to join us at our Summer Blast events!

Family Fun Fridays

Bring your blankets and chairs, and join us in front of the library for live music, yard games, food trucks, and fun for the whole family.

6 - 8 pm | June 14 | July 12 | August 9

Family Movie Matinees

Need to escape the heat? Bring your snacks and blankets and join us throughout the summer for movie screenings at the library.

Fridays at 2 PM | Meeting Room B | June 21-August 16

Summer Blast Adult Programming

Summer Blast isn't just for kids! We have three special Summer Blast events for adults this year. Join us to find your next summer read at Book Bites in June, join us for a book club to discuss "Run" by John Lewis in July, and then put your knowledge to the test at Book Bar trivia in August. 

Family Fun Fridays

Bring your blankets and chairs, and join us in front of the library for live music, yard games, food trucks, and fun for the whole family.

Family Movie Matinees

Need to escape the heat? Bring your snacks and blankets and join us throughout the summer for movie screenings at the library.

Summer Blast Adult Programming

Summer Blast isn't just for kids! We have three special Summer Blast events for adults this year. Join us to find your next summer read at Book Bites in June, join us for a book club to discuss "Run" by John Lewis in July, and then put your knowledge to the test at Book Bar trivia in August. 
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Reading Recommendations


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

Summer Reading is made possible by the generous support
of the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library.

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