Summer Reading 2021

This Summer, Read Every Day!

We encourage you to read at least 20 minutes every day this summer! Why? It’s good for your brain and your body – and it’s fun. Here’s how to take part in Summer Reading 2021:

  • Register online to get your name in the big window display.
  • Pick up a reading calendar at the library each month or print your own.
  • Pick up a We ❤ Reading yard sign to show that you are a summer reader! If you have one from last year, you can get a sticker to update for 2021.
  • Keep track of time you spend reading on the front of the calendar and try out some of the fun activities on the back.
  • Stop by the library August 15-31 to pick up your free prize book!
  • Need reading recommendations? Check out our featured booklists on the website, or get in touch for a personalized list.

This Summer, Read Every Day!

We encourage you to read at least 20 minutes every day this summer! Why? It’s good for your brain and your body – and it’s fun. Here’s how to take part in Summer Reading 2021:

  • Register online to get your name in the big window display.
  • Pick up a reading calendar at the library each month or print your own.
  • Pick up a We ❤ Reading yard sign to show that you are a summer reader! If you have one from last year, you can get a sticker to update for 2021.
  • Keep track of time you spend reading on the front of the calendar and try out some of the fun activities on the back.
  • Watch for information at the end of summer about picking up your free book.
  • Need reading recommendations? Check out our featured booklists on the website, or get in touch for a personalized list.
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Ready to get started? Download this month's calendar or pick one up from the library!

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Ready to get started? Download this month's calendar or pick one up from the library!

Read and walk

Visit the new Greenway StoryWalks at Pritchard Park, Bolin Creek Trail, and Homestead Park 

Celebrate

Celebrate Black history and culture at the Town's virtual Juneteenth Celebration

Find out more

Learn!

Learn about the science of RAINBOWS by making your own prism or spectroscope

Listen to a curated local music playlist on Tracks

Tune in

Explore

Check out a recommended book from one of our featured LGBTQ+ reading lists

See for yourself

Discover

Listen to RE/Collecting Chapel Hill, Episode 4, and learn about Joe Herzenberg

Listen to history

Discover

Stroll along Franklin Street and find the vinyl window murals.

Learn!

Learn about the science of storms by making thunder or lightning at home!

Listen to the Sounds of Summer playlist on Tracks.

Tune in

Enjoy

Pack a picnic and watch the sunset at the stargazing bench in Pritchard Park.

Check it out

Explore

Listen to Re/Collecting Chapel Hill, Episode 2 and learn about some local freedom fighters.

Listen to history

Discover

Watch the Tracks in the Stacks video series (and turn the volume way up!).

Learn

Learn more about wind & weather by exploring the science of clouds.

Listen to Re/Collecting Chapel Hill, Episode 8, and visit the Elizabeth Cotten mural at 111 N. Merritt Mill Rd.

Tune in

Explore

Visit Merritt’s Pasture and enjoy the view from the “Going Home” art bench.

Check it out

Enjoy

Stop by and pick up your free book for being a SUMMER READER!

Read and walk

Celebrate

Visit the new Greenway StoryWalks at Pritchard Park, Bolin Creek Trail, and Homestead Park 

Check it out

Celebrate Black history and culture at the Town's virtual Juneteenth Celebration

Find out more

Learn!

Discover

Learn about the science of RAINBOWS by making your own prism or spectroscope

Get started

Check out a recommended book from one of our featured LGBTQ+ reading lists

See for yourself

Listen

Explore

Listen to a curated local music playlist on Tracks

Tune in

Listen to RE/Collecting Chapel Hill, Episode 4, and learn about Joe Herzenberg

Listen to history

Discover

Enjoy

Stroll along Franklin Street and find the vinyl window murals.

See for yourself

Pack a picnic and watch the sunset at the stargazing bench in Pritchard Park.

Check it out

Learn!

Explore

Learn about the science of storms by making thunder or lightning at home!

Get started

Listen to Re/Collecting Chapel Hill, Episode 2 and learn about some local freedom fighters.

Listen to history

Listen

 

Listen to the Sounds of Summer playlist on Tracks.

Tune in

Discover

Listen

Watch the Tracks in the Stacks video series (and turn the volume way up!).

See for yourself

Listen to Re/Collecting Chapel Hill, Episode 8, and visit the Elizabeth Cotten mural at 111 N. Merritt Mill Rd.

Tune in

Learn

Explore

Learn more about wind & weather by exploring the science of clouds.

Get started

Visit Merritt’s Pasture and enjoy the view from the “Going Home” art bench.

Check it out

Enjoy

 

Stop by and pick up your free book for being a SUMMER READER!

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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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.