This summer we hope you will spend lots of time with us browsing our Young Adult collection for great new books to read. Check out our book list suggestions on the teen space page under What to Read. You can even download free e-books from NC Digital library! While you are at it, you might as well register for summer reading and earn a couple of free paperback books to keep and a chance to win one of two Kindles—Kindle Fire (8 GB) and Kindle Fire HD 8 (32 GB)

To get started, you’ll need to register and pick up a reading log at the youth services desk in the library. Once you have your log just keep track of the number of days that you read over the whole summer. Registration begins June 9th and ends August 23rd.

Please click here for a printable calendar for summer teen events.


You can start earning prizes after 7 days of reading:

For every 7 days of reading you get an entry into our end-of-summer drawing for a new Kindle Fire!

7 Days — one entry in drawing

14 Days — one entry in drawing

21 Days — one entry in drawing

28 Days — one entry in drawing

35 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book

42 Days — one entry in drawing & your choice of a new paperback book

49 Days — one entry in drawing & your name in an Honorary Library Book

Here’s How it Works:

  • Registration begins June 9, 2017. Last day for entries/prize pick-up is August 23, 2017.
  • You must come to the Library and register at the Youth Services desk.
  • Read at least 20 minutes per day.
  • Read anything you like — books, magazines, newspapers, comic books, etc. in any form you like: book, e-reader, phone, tablet, laptop, etc.
  • It is FREE to participate.
  • The Teen Summer Reading Program is for ages 12-18 only.
  • Drawing for the Kindle Fire will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017.