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Summer Reading begins June 1! Sign up now.

Put on your fanny pack, lace up your hiking boots, and grab some trail mix and marshmallows, because everyone is invited to Camp LFPL this summer!

The Louisville Free Public Library’s annual 10-week Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for fun over the summer and helps them avoid summer learning loss. School-aged children simply read ten books, teens read six books, and preschool-aged children and younger need to read, or have read to them, 20 books to complete the program.

Studies have shown that children who participate in public library summer reading programs increase their enjoyment of reading, improve their reading skills, and return to school better prepared to learn.

LFPL’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1 and is FREE to all area youth, birth - 12th grade. You can register:

To complete the program, simply read the designated number of books:

All program completers will receive a Camp LFPL fanny pack and free passes to local attractions, including: Kentucky Science Center, Frazier History Museum, Locust Grove, Squire Boone Caverns, Hwang’s Martial Arts, and a Racing Louisville soccer game, and these sweet treats: Ehrler’s Ice Cream, Fazoli’s Lemon Ice, and an ice cream cone from participating area McDonald’s. Plus, every completer is automatically entered for a chance to win one of our Grand Prize giveaways.

While you’re registering, be sure to sign up for the 2021 Virtual Cultural Pass presented by the Fund for the Arts, the Arts & Culture Alliance, Louisville Metro Government, and the Louisville Free Public Library!




1000 books before Kindergarten

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: 6/1/21