Beginning Mon, Jun 07 through Fri, Jul 30

Welcome to our virtual Summer Reading Program! Our aim is simple: get Palm Beach County reading during the hot summer months! Readers of all ages are invited to get in on the fun and share their progress for a chance to win a prize. Sponsored by the Friends of the Palm Beach County Library System.

How it works

Read or listen to 5 books, log the books through READsquared, then return to your local Palm Beach County Library Location.

Summer Reading Recommendations

Visit our bookletter for some summer reading recommendations for adult fiction. Visit our bookletter for some summer reading recommendations for adult nonfiction. Visit our bookletter for some summer reading recommendations for little learners. Visit our bookletter for some summer reading recommendations for children's chapter books. Visit our bookletter for some summer reading recommendations for favorite books for teens.

This summer, members can sign up for the Summer Reading Program online via http://pbclibrary.readsquared.com/ or on the READsquared app. READsquared offers our members the chance to earn points by reading or completing missions, which may include tasks like drawing a picture or attending a virtual library activity.

Register and create an account. Log your activities through the app and earn badges.

  • Little Learners (0-4 years)
  • Kids (5-11 years)
  • Teens (12-17 years)
  • Adults (18+)

READsquared allows the library to share recommended reading lists with our members. Use the links provided in the lists to reserve books from your local branch and add the titles to your reading log once you’ve finished them!

Once you earn the “Certificate” badge, a certificate of completion will become available for you to print as a keepsake. Show the certificate to your local Palm Beach County librarian to redeem your completion prize!

How to register for READsquared:

Sign up online via pbclibrary.readsquared.com or on the READsquared app. (In the app, search for and select Palm Beach County Library System from the drop-down list.)

  1. Select “Register” to create a new account.
  2. Adults may register themselves and their child or register their child later through the account settings.
  3. Select your age and enter the required information. Contact information will only be used to select a winner in a random prize drawing at the end of the program.
Visit the READsquared site to register

Library Adventure Museum Pass 2021

The exploration of our Palm Beach County Museums continues: Summer of 2021! Light up your child's world with a FREE Library Adventure Museum Pass!

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Watch an Activity Online

The library is now offering activities to attend online. Preregister online and receive the login information for your activity, then click on the link provided here to download Zoom and attend.

Zoom Instructions For Participants (PDF)

Magic Spectacular with Brent Gregory

Mon, Jun 07 - Mon, Jul 19

Prepare to be blown away by Brent Gregory and his exciting virtual magic show. Presented by Community Engagement.

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Story Time with Ms. T

Fri, Jul 30, 10:30 am (Ends at 11:00 am )
Available to All

Join Ms. T for fun stories and songs. Ages 3-5. Presented by Gardens Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Animal Hide & Seek

Fri, Aug 06, 3:30 pm (Ends at 4:00 pm )
Available to All

Learn how animals can become masters of disguise as we read books about camouflage. Have fun making scratch art creations; you never know what you will uncover! Pick-up craft materials at the Children’s Desk. Supplies are limited. Ages 6-10. Presented by Greenacres Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Are you up for the Challenge: Let's Play! All Things Harry Potter

Sat, Aug 14, 1:00 pm (Ends at 2:00 pm )
Available to All

Have you read all 7 Harry Potter books and seen all the movies? Do you pride yourself in your knowledge of all things wizardry. Come join us for a fun game of Drawasaurus: All Things Harry Potter. It is similar to Pictionary but online. So are you up for the challenge? Ages 12 & up. Presented by Okeechobee Boulevard Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Story Time Draw A-long!

Wed, Aug 18, 11:00 am (Ends at 12:00 pm )
Available to All

Put on your hiking boots, bring your binoculars as we read a fun camping story and draw-along some animals we might encounter. Supplies needed: Camping Template, colors/markers, pencils. Ages 5 & up. Presented by Okeechobee Boulevard Branch.

Link To Activity Download Handouts (PDF) Preregister Online

Mice Tails & Tales

Wed, Aug 18, 3:15 pm (Ends at 3:45 pm )
Available to All

Squeak, squeak, squeak- join us for Twisted Tails & Tales about squeaky scurrying creatures. Craft available one week prior to activity at the Children's Desk. Ages 6 & up. Presented by Gardens Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Story Time with Ms. T

Tue, Aug 24, 11:30 am (Ends at 12:00 pm )
Available to All

Join Ms. T for fun stories and songs. Ages 3-5. Presented by Gardens Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Shelter Pet Portraits

Thu, Aug 26, 10:30 am (Ends at 11:00 am )
Available to All

Create your own, one-of-a-kind portrait of an animal looking for a forever home. Craft available one week prior to activity at the Children's Desk. Ages 5 & up. Presented by Gardens Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Story Time with Ms. T

Fri, Aug 27, 10:30 am (Ends at 11:00 am )
Available to All

Join Ms. T for fun stories and songs. Ages 3-5. Presented by Gardens Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online

Artist: Keith Haring for Kids

Sat, Aug 28, 11:00 am (Ends at 12:00 pm )
Available to All

Have you ever wanted to draw on your walls? But run into a bit of a problem…your parents! Your parents would never allow it. However, did you know that it is considered an art style called graffiti? Join us in exploring more about Keith Haring and his impact on this awesome art style. As well as create art in his style. Supplies: 1 white paper and 1 colored paper and crayons/colored pencils/or markers, a pencil with eraser, scissors and glue. Ages 5 & up. Presented by Okeechobee Boulevard Branch.

Link To Activity Preregister Online