Summer Reading

June 16 - August 31, 2024

Summer Reading 2024 logo of a graphic of a fish on the left, otter in the middle reading a book and a fox on the right, with Multnomah County Library Read above, link to information about Summer Reading

Read, Renew, Repeat at Multnomah County Library. Play the Summer Reading game!

Read for fun and prizes this summer. Babies, kids and teens can play the Summer Reading game by starting a daily reading habit. In addition, the library will have fun interactive in-person and virtual performances, storytelling, and arts and crafts for kids and families. It all kicks off June 16!

Play Summer Reading

Kids of all ages can keep track of their reading online or on paper.

Play online with Beanstack

Planning your visit 

Many libraries will be closed this summer for a refresh. Please check out Library Locations to find the library closest to you. 

Important dates

  • Summer Reading starts June 16
  • First day to claim Level 1 prize, June 30
  • First day to claim Level 2 prize, July 15
  • First day to claim Level 3 prize, July 30
  • All prize forms must be received by August 31

Pick up a Summer Reading Guidebook, filled with instructions, coloring pages and activities for youth of all ages at any Multnomah County Library.

Summer Reading volunteers help award prizes and answer questions about the game. Many of our volunteers are young people learning and gaining skills. Thank you for supporting their learning and growth.


Want to learn about volunteering? Visit Volunteer Services

How to play

  • Mark a space for each day you read, listen to a book or do any summer learning activity.
  • After marking 15 spaces, visit the library and choose a prize. Level 1 prizes are available beginning June 30.
  • After marking 30 spaces, visit the library and choose a prize. Level 2 prizes are available beginning July 15.
  • After marking 45 spaces, visit the library to fill out the finisher form. You can pick up a t-shirt or onesie, and a prize. The first day to claim the finisher prize is July 30. 
  • All prizes are available while supplies last. 
  • One prize may be claimed per level. There are three levels.
  • Youth can enter a raffle drawing instead of claiming a prize at each level.  
  • Complete 45 days and turn in a completed finisher form to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for your age group: Ages 0-4; kindergarten to grade 8; grades 9-12. 
  • The last day to turn in forms to the library is August 31. 

Prizes for Levels 1-3 include

  • Toys with a retail value of $1.20-$10.
  • Books with a retail value of $4-$10.
  • Coupons with a retail value of $2-$130. See below for the list of community partners donating coupons.
  • T-shirts with a retail value of $8.

Complete the Summer Reading Game and enter to win one of these Prizes:

Ages 0–4

Grand Prize: A birthday party package at The Happy Place at Hammer + Jacks. Retail value of $250.
Runner-up: A $150 gift card. Made possible by The Library Foundation.

Kindergarten–8th grade

Grand Prize: iPad Technology package. Retail value of $580. Instead of this prize the winner may select a $250 gift card. Made possible by The Library Foundation.  

1st Runner-up: A birthday party package at Oaks Amusement Park skating rink. Retail value of $365. 

2nd Runner-up: $150 gift card. Made possible by The Library Foundation.

High School

Grand Prize: iPad Technology package and membership to MetroEast Community Media. Retail Value of $605. Instead of this prize the winner may select a $250 gift card. Made possible by The Library Foundation.

Runner-up: Bowling for 8 at SuperPlay. Retail value of $224.

All prizes based on availability and subject to change.


  • Due to library closures Summer Reading tables at open Libraries will be busy. 
  • Popular prizes often run out in early August. 
  • We will have book prizes to give away until the very end of Summer Reading.

Summer Reading game rules

Each person can only collect prizes for one active game board. Participation is limited to ages 0-18. There is no cost to play or win. You must be a resident of Multnomah County to be eligible to win the Grand Prize drawing. Odds of winning Grand Prizes or raffle are based on the number of entries received. Winners are drawn at random. Grand Prize and raffle winners will be notified and announced by October 15.

Summer Reading is made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation.

The 2024 Summer Reading Program would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners who donated thousands of prizes. Thank you for your support!