Tails and Tales Summer Reading Program for All Ages
June 14 – August 1
Registration is now open. Program starts June 14.
Free books for kids and teens, and Grab and Go Activity Kits for all ages will be available on June 14 at all locations, while supplies last.
About the Summer Reading Program
Programs and challenges are designed for every age group: Birth to Pre-K, Kids (ages 6-11), Teens (ages 12-18) and Adults (19+). There are two ways to participate in the reading and activity challenges. Complete either challenge or both!
Option 1: Paper-Based Reading & Activity Challenges
Pick up the paper challenges at any library starting June 14 or download them from this page.
Pre-K Summer Bucket List Challenges: Complete at least fifteen fun activities with your little one throughout the summer. Fill out the entry form when you’re done and return to any library location by August 3.
Kids Activity Book Challenge: All public elementary students received an activity book challenge at school, prior to the end of the school year. Limited additional supplies are available at all branch locations, while supplies last. Complete the activities and reading log, fill out the entry form and return to any library location by August 3.
Teen Summer Bucket List Challenge: Complete at least fifteen of the activities listed then complete and return the entry form to any library location by August 3.
Adult Summer Reading BINGO: Complete any row of 5 items to get a BINGO and return the paper form to a Lee County Library branch by August 3 to be eligible for the prize drawings.
Option 2: Virtual Reading & Activity Challenges
Complete the virtual challenges through READsquared for more chances to win awesome prizes throughout the summer.
Sign up for a free account
or download the
READsquared mobile app
. Participate in the virtual program for fun activities and chances to win weekly prize giveaways and the Summer Reading Grand Prizes. The READsquared challenge features a daily reading log and fun activities to keep you busy all summer long.
Need Service Hours?
Earn at least 25 service hours this summer while helping your community from the comfort of your own home!
Teens who need service hours are invited to participate in the Teen Summer of Service Program, a six-week series of virtual events and volunteer projects just for teens ages 12-19.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Additional Summer Resources
Kids and teens can still get free balanced meals this summer while schools are closed! Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens to grab a free meal with no application necessary. This year, there are thousands of meal sites - many are located at places like parks, libraries and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. Summer BreakSpot is available all summer long for kids and teens 18 and under.