Find a free summer reading activity for your program!

The Maricopa County Reads online reading game is ready for use by summer out-of-school time programs! From

Maricopa County Reads is the award-winning summer reading program provided by the Maricopa County Library District to all public libraries within Maricopa County. The primary goal of the program is to interrupt the summer slide, the common term given to the learning loss experienced by children while transitioning between school years.

You can use this free online tool to emphasize the fun of reading in your program:

  • Gain points towards your goals of unlocking free Chipotle and a free book!
  • Have fun interacting with the online program by completing challenges and earning digital badges.
  • Try a community experience to connect your kids with books in a more meaningful way by bringing things to life that they have only read about.

More than 77,000 children, teens, and adults participate in the program annually!

We partnered with the program to create a brief video on how you can easily use the online game in your summer out-of-school time program:

Libraries throughout Arizona are offering free reading programs and events throughout the summer! Find out what’s happening in your county:

Arizona Summer Reading

Apache County |  Cochise County (Sierra Vista)Coconino County | Gila County (Globe)

 Graham County | Greenlee County | La Paz County (Parker) | Mohave County

 Navajo County (Show Low)Pima County | Pinal County (Florence) | Santa Cruz County

Yavapai County (Prescott)Yuma County