Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Ready, Set... Register for Summer Reading

"Fizz, Boom, Read," this year's science theme for Summer Reading, will ignite a love of reading in babies, toddlers and children, and "Spark a Reaction," will do the same for teens.

Online registration begins Saturday, May 17, and runs through Sunday, July 27. Reading records can be picked up from any ALD library beginning Saturday, June 7. Summer Reading is paid for by the Friends of the Arapahoe Library District.

Summer reading record activities are located on the right. Also, please explore the many summer reading programs offered for children and teens throughout the summer.

We're Teasing!

Weekly Teasers: Print and solve the image or puzzle, below. Bring your answers to your local library for a small prize. Check back regularly.

Just for Fun Genius Test

  1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?
  2. How many birthdays does an average man have?
  3. Some months have 31 days. How many have 28?
  4. How many outs are in an inning?
  5. Is it legal for a man in Colorado to marry his widow's sister?
  6. What's the answer when you divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10?
  7. If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many apples do you have?
  8. If the Dr. gives you 3 pills, telling you to take 1 every half hour, how long will the pills last?
  9. A farmer has 17 sheep. All but 9 die. How many sheep does he have left?
  10. How many animals of the same sex did Moses take on the ark?
  11. A clerk in a butcher shop is 5 feet 10 inches tall. What does he weigh?
  12. How many 2 cent stamps are in a dozen?

How did you do?
Check your answers on the web or at the summer reading table at your library.

Teen Summer Reading Book Swap

We are happy to announce that this year, beginning June 7th, we will be piloting a new teen book swap that will allow you to have access to supplementary reading materials. The book swap section will include material from summer reading lists. You do not have to check the books out. When you are finished reading the book, bring it back so that others can read it and swap it for another book in the section. Additionally, if you have a relevant book that you would like to donate, please feel free to add it to the swap. These books are used books and all may not be in pristine condition; however, they are available for you to meet your summer reading criteria. As always, we appreciate your feedback and participation.