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A group of kids, a scientist and a robot, working on an experiment. Fizz, boom, read.



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Register now for Read to Me Summer Reading Club (Birth to 5)
Register Kindergarten -5th for the summer reading club

Summer Reading Club Register 6th Grade and Up


Important Dates


  • Monday, June 16
    Summer Reading Club officially
    Pick up your Summer Reading Club packet at any branch of the library and start reading!  You can also register online or at any branch.


  • Sunday, August 10, 2014
    Summer Reading Club ends




Dress the Part


Get ready for excitement and fun with science this summer with our kelly green 2014

"Fizz, Boom, Read!" t-shirt featuring Sneaks!


  Summer Reading Club Teeshirt Front    Summer Reading Club Teeshirt Back


Shirts are available for purchase in all BCPL libraries, while supplies last.

Proceeds benefit the Summer Reading Club.


$7.50 for children sizes (Youth XS-L)

$8.75 for all adult sizes (Adult small - 3XL)



Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Reading Program



  • How do I get involved with Summer Reading?

    Register for the 2014 Summer Reading Club online, or you can visit your local Baltimore County Public Library at any time during June 2014.


  • How much does Summer Reading cost?

    Nothing ... it's absolutely free! But you can help support Summer Reading by buying a really cool t-shirt, the design for 2014 is above, in the middle of the page. They come in all sizes for the whole family, and you can collect a different one every year!  Check with your branch for prices and size availability.

  • What will I be doing?

    You can read magazines, newspapers, books from a school reading list, or any book that you like! The main thing is ... READ!

  • If someone can't read yet, can they still participate?

    Absolutely! You’re never too young to join in the fun! Good listening counts for children who have not yet learned to read, and there are fun activities too. The Read-to-Me Summer Reading Club is for kids ages birth to age 5.


  • Am I too old for Summer Reading?

    No! There's a teen program just for middle school students. And if you have some summer reading assignments from school, you can read books from that reading list as part of the library's Summer Reading Club! If you are in high school, or even older, you can participate online in BCPL's Goodreads Group and win prizes.







The Summer Reading Program is a nationwide cooperative library project.
Local participants include the Maryland State Department of Education
and public libraries in Maryland.


Other Maryland libraries