Summer Reading 2020


Don’t miss the Summer Blast kickoff party at its new time! Come to the library on Friday, June 14 from 5:00-8:00.

Summer Reading is essential!

Even in a year when everything is different, it’s important to remember the things we value, like Summer Reading! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is beneficial for all ages and it’s a great diversion, too. Find time for fiction. Pick up a picture book. Make prose a priority. Whether you read something you love or to someone you love, declare your love of reading!


Want to keep track of all the days that you read? Click the links below for a downloadable calendar.

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

Keep your summer interesting with programs about space, nature, and science.

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.

We also have plenty of eBooks to read. Check out these links for what’s available right now.


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


The reading program started as an opportunity to help students prevent summer slide while out of school for summer break. Over the years, the program has evolved into a fun experience for all ages.