2015 Summer Reading Guide to NOVA

summer reading guide 2015 Joy Troupe NOVABooks, books, books! Great readers are made by GREAT BOOKS, and there is no better time for great books than summertime. Find your nearest summer reading program and get your kid excited to build good reading habits all summer long. Here is your roundup of NOVA summer reading programs. They are all FREE, they are all FUN, and they almost all include incentives to reward your kiddo’s accomplishments!

Alexandria Public Libraries

book little girl reading clipartCalling all kids! Beginning Monday, June 22, 2015, you can sign up for Alexandria Library’s summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” Visit the library website to sign up.

SummerQuest Jr.
If you are between the ages of just born and five years old, you can sign up for SummerQuest, Jr. You will receive an early literacy activity sheet. When you are finished, show us your completed sheet and receive a surprise! SummerQuest, Jr. also features fun programs such as funny puppet shows and lively music concerts.

Starting on June 22nd, kids between the ages of 6 and 12 get to sign up for the Every Hero Has a Story SummerQuest reading challenge. SummerQuest participants also track the books they read and receive a special prize after reading ten books. The Library has also invited a group of special guests to entertain with music, magic and much more!

Unmask — Teen Reading Challenge
Students between the ages of 12-18 may register for the “Unmask” Teen Reading Challenge. After logging in 5 or more books, their names will be entered in a raffle to win one of two $50 gift cards. Rising 6th and 7th grade students may sign up for either “Every Hero Has a Story” for ages 6-12 or for the teen program, “Unmask.”

Arlington Public Libraries

children-reading-books-600x715By reading throughout the summer:

  • Kids and teens explore new books and stories.
  • Kids and teens maintain reading-proficiency.

For every person who completes Summer Reading once, the Friends of the Arlington Public Librarywill donate $1 to The Reading Connection.

And this year you don’t have to be a kid – Summer Reading is for adults too!

Visit the Arlington Library summer reading page for events and details.

Fairfax County Public Libraries

bookmark owlJune 19 – September 5

Watch this video for more details and great ideas on places to read, books to read and more!

Get ready to enjoy “Read to the Rhythm” during the 2015 Summer Reading Program at the Fairfax County Public Library. You will be able to register online or in person at your local library beginning June 19.

Preschoolers through high schoolers earn a coupon book with great prizes including free and discounted items by completing their reading and going to their local library branch by September 5. Activities are planned for families, preschoolers, school-age youngsters, teens and adults throughout the summer. Search our calendar of events or pick up a printed copy of the summer calendar at your local branch.

Register here on (or after) June 19. Read for fun this summer!

Loudoun County Public Libraries

Stack of BooksCalling all good guys….we need your help to defeat the evil Dr. Brain Drain!

Take on the Summer Reading Challenge and read your way to victory.

Children, teens, adults, seniors, and families

•  register for the program at your branch

•  complete a Challenge Card for a chance to win prizes

•  join your friends and neighbors at the library to celebrate the joy and importance of summer reading

•  enjoy programs almost every day for eight weeks:  book clubs, gaming, science, math, crafts, and movies

Prince William County Public Libraries

  1. books-clipartSign up online or at your local branch, starts June 1st.
  2. Complete activities to earn points.
  3. Earn prizes and chances to win a Kindle Fire HD6.
  4. Visit your library, attend FREE performances & programs, check out books, DVDs, CDs, popular magazines and MORE


25 points – a picture frame magnet for your fridge or locker + 1 entry into the grand prize drawing

50 points – a book bag + 1 entry into the grand prize drawing

Every week– “Coupon of the Week” when you visit your library. Coupons are for food or fun, change weekly, and are for all children and teens registered for Summer Reading.

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