All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

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Summer Reading 2015: Read to the Rhythm

Sign up for Summer Reading from May 26 – Sep 6.

Read and win prizes!  Special events for Kids and Teens!



Kids Summer Reading

Pick up a Summer Reading log from your library or print at home [pdf].

Kids earn a Book Buck for every 100 minutes they read (or are read to). Book Bucks can be exchanged for a variety of prizes at your local branch.

Kids can also choose to donate their Book Bucks to our Giving Program. This year Friends of the Library will donate a dollar to Marin Foster Parent Association for every Book Buck donated (up to $500).

Look for our S.T.E.A.M. Activity Book this summer around town and at your local library. The book has fun learning activities and games to entertain and educate children in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Special events are scheduled at all branches during the summer.  Drumming, making musical instruments, sing-a-longs, the ever-popular “Read to a Dog”, and many more. See a complete list of Summer Reading Events for Kids on our calendar.

We are dedicated to providing educational programming for young people during summer months, keeping children engaged in reading and connected to their communities while out of school.



Teen Summer Reading

Visit the Teen Summer Reading page for details.



Kids Who Read during the Summer Succeed

Kids who participate in library summer reading programs are better prepared for the next school year.

  • Young people can lose 2-3 months of progress in reading achievement over the summer.
  • Reading 5 books over the summer prevents learning loss, according to a White House study.
  • Struggling students, who may have negative perceptions about school, can use public libraries as a "neutral zone" to explore reading.
  • Selecting their own books helps young readers broaden their horizons and discover new interests.
  • Libraries encourage reading as a lifelong habit. Library programs offer free, constructive, supervised enrichment activities where kids can socialize.
  • The program can generate ongoing interest in the library and books. For more information on Summer Reading research, visit here.





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