Summer Blast 2023
Summer Blast has something in store for ages galore—from concerts and movie screenings to our summer reading program with free books and prizes.
Ready to read?
Beginning June 1st, read 5 books, fill in your reading log, and get a chance to win awesome prizes from local businesses!
- 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.
- Register at the library or online starting June 1. Pick up a reading log onsite or download one from our website.
- You get to choose a free book when you register, and your name will be added to our window display.
- Keep track of your reading in the log. It only takes five books to fill the log this year.
- When you finish, come see us to get your log stamped and receive a sweet sticker pack. You'll also be entered into a raffle for some awesome prizes from local businesses and restaurants.
- Want to keep reading? Great! Pick up a bookmark to keep going. You will receive another entry into the raffle each time you read five more books.
- 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.
There's more to Summer Blast than books— be sure to join us at our Summer Blast events! Click here to download our monthly youth programming calendar, and here to view our full calendar of upcoming events.
Participants will receive email updates about Summer Blast news and events, so you won't miss a thing during this jam-packed summer of fun at the library.
Family Fun Fridays
6 - 8 pm | June 9 | July 14 | August 11
Family Movie Matinees
Fridays at 2 PM in Meeting Room B from June 15-August 18
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 beach read at book speed dating in June, then put your knowledge to the test at Around the World(s) Book Bar trivia in July, and relax at Recycled Book Craft night in August. Each time you attend a Summer Blast program for adults, you'll earn an extra entry in the Summer Blast raffle!
A huge thank you to these local businesses for supporting our Summer Blast raffle.
- Brandwein's Bagels
- Great Outdoor Provisions Co.
- The Carolina Inn
- Clean Juice
- The Casual Pint
- The Durham Bulls
- Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
- Chelsea Theatre
- Golden Fig Books
- Jersey Mike's
- North Carolina Botanical Garden
- Kidzu Children's Museum
- Carolina Performing Arts
- Flyleaf Books
- Trader Joe's
- Carrboro Farmer's Market
- Tea Hill
- Glazed Expectations
- B3 Coffee
- Al's Burger Shack
- Friends Online Book Store
- Shake Shack
Summer Reading is made possible by the generous support
of the Friends of Chapel Hill Public Library.