Summer Reading and Cultural Pass begin June 1st. Sign up now!


The Louisville Free Public Library’s annual 10-week Summer Reading Program, presented by the Library Foundation, encourages children and teens to read for fun over the summer and helps them avoid summer learning loss.

LFPL’s Summer Reading Program and Cultural Pass start June 1 and are FREE to all area youth.

Summer Reading Kickoff & Cultural Pass Day

Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Main Library

Join us at Summer Reading Kickoff and Cultural Pass Showcase on Saturday, June 3rd between 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Main Library.

Summer Reading kickoff

Teen Summer from June 1 to August 5 with a picture of kids reading and flying in on books

Young girl holding a stack of books for the 1000 books before Kindergarten Challenge

Babies, toddlers, and preschool-aged children are also eligible for the Summer Reading Program. Preschool-age children and younger need to read (or have read to them) 20 books to complete the Summer Reading program. Reading to preschool-aged children builds vocabulary, language skills, and helps prepare them with the skills they need for kindergarten.

In as little as 15 minutes a day, families can build the skills for future school and life success. These books also count towards the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, a Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

Last Updated: 05/15/23