Summer Blast 2019


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 is a blast at Chapel Hill Public Library!

Read, have fun, and aim for the stars! Our Summer Reading Challenge dares kids, teens, and adults to read for at least 20 hours.

  • Print a log or pick one up from the library. You get a handmade friendship bracelet when you sign up
  • Read for 10 hours and get a bookmark that you can plant to grow wildflowers
  • Read for 20 hours by August 15 and get both a free book and a library tote bag!
  • Keep reading! You can get different collectible pencils

Download a reading log:

In English
En Español

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

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.


The Summer Blast 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.