Summer Blast 2017

Summer is a blast at Chapel Hill Public Library!

Read, have fun, and relax in lots of ways. Our Summer Reading Challenge dares kids, teens, and adults to read for at least 20 hours.

  • Print a log or come by the library to start
  • Read for 10 hours and get coupons for fun stuff in town
  • Read for 20 hours by August 10 and claim your own library string bag
  • Keep reading!

The season’s almost over. Remember to bring in your reading logs by August 10. Then on Friday, August 11, join us for a party with live music and games!

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

Coming Soon: an awesome new truck that brings the fun of the library out into the community.

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

  • Flyleaf Books

  • Shaka Shave Ice

  • Skyzone

  • Alfredo’s Pizza

  • Museum of Life +

  • The Lumina

  • Phydeaux

  • Chipotle

  • Regal Cinemas at Timberlyne

  • Bruegger’s Bagels

  • The Scrap Exchange

  • Ackland Art Museum

  • Carolina Tiger Rescue

  • Bouncing Bulldogs

  • Kidzu

  • United Taekwondo

  • Chapel Hill Farmers Market

  • Food For Summer