For every book you read this summer, submit an online entry form or fill out a paper entry form and drop it in the Adult Summer Reading Box at your local library. There is no limit on the number of times you can enter, but each entry must be for a different book. Please submit all your entries to only one Pratt Library location.
Bring a friend or family members! Summer Reading is for all ages, from birth on up.
In the spirit of the Escape the Ordinary theme, Pratt librarians recommend some fiction and nonfiction titles about remarkable travels:
See what adults around Baltimore are saying about their summer reads:
Free Summer Programs: watch for fun free events for adults at the library all summer long.
The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Everyone receives a prize for participating, while supplies last. To claim this prize, see a staff member. At the Central Library, see Fiction Department staff.
Each completed entry will be placed in a drawing for one of four fabulous prizes awarded at each Pratt Library location. All readers will also be eligible for a chance to win the GRAND prize, a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.
Gift certificates to local businesses:
Special thanks to all of the generous contributors for our summer reading prizes!
Each week a visual puzzle, called a rebus, will be posted. Solve the 9 puzzles by sounding out the pictures from left to right to create famous book title.
Images of Frank Sinatra, the letter N, and a German beer stein combine to sound like "Frankenstein."
Book title submissions may be done weekly or before the close of Summer Reading on August 8. Send in your answers.
A special luncheon with Dr. Carla Hayden will be awarded to randomly chosen people from the pool of participants who answer the most book titles correctly. The lucky winner will be notified by email or telephone. A listing of the correct answers will be posted at the end of Summer Reading.
Simply put, the Summer Reading Program is a way to encourage everyone to read all summer long. As an extra incentive, you can even earn prizes along the way for the reading that you do! Kids are at a particular risk of losing some of the knowledge they gained during the school year if they don’t read during the summer months. This program can help make sure they’re on track when they head back to school!
No. The Summer Reading Program is designed to encourage independent reading. Kids can keep track of the reading that they do at home, at the library, anywhere, and in turn, they can earn prizes.
No! Everyone ages birth and up can participate. There’s a program for kids, teens, and adults with different rules and prizes for each. We consider kids to be from birth to entering 5th grade in the fall. Teens are entering 6th through 12th grade. The adult program includes everyone else.
Stop by any Pratt location beginning June 6 to get started. We’ll get you everything you need keep track of your reading.
Each of our programs works a little bit differently. For detailed information, you can click on the page for kids, teens, or adults. Basically, you’ll keep track of your reading either in a log if you’re a kid or teen, or by filling out an entry slip if you’re an adult. Along the way, you’ll be eligible for prizes and raffles.
You do! The Summer Reading Program is driven by you. The more you read, the more opportunities you have to earn prizes. All you’ll do is check in your reading at your local library to be eligible.
The program starts Saturday, June 6 and ends Saturday, August 8.
Pratt Library's Summer Reading program is for all ages.