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Summer Reading Festival 2017: Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2017

Welcome to Summer Reading 2017 at Contra Costa County Library!

We're excited to kick-off this summer's reading and activities, and we know that you are, too. Get started today by signing up and start tracking your progress, earning badges, and winning prizes. 

As always, everyone is encouraged to get busy reading WHATEVER, WHENEVER, and HOWEVER you want. We don't care what you read, just as long as you READ. Enjoy!

Summer of STEAM


June 5th - August 5th, 2017
Contra Costa County Library Summer Reading is coming, and that means it’s time to Build Your Brain! From June 5 to August 5, all ages can visit our summer reading page for brain-training activities and challenges to keep those minds toned and trim! Visit your community library for free and fun happenings all summer long. All finishers will take home a free book and a raffle entry to win amazing prizes. See you in the library this summer! 

Sign-up & Track your Progress!

Track time spent reading, track your summertime activities, and earn prizes upon completion. This is an all-ages program and anyone can join - even babies!
Track your progress online! Or, you can pick up a program record at your local library beginning June 5th or print one out yourself:


Summer Reading finishers at each Community Library have a chance to win:

  • A Fitbit
  • San Francisco Giants Tickets
  • Lego: Skyline Set
  • Strawbees Maker Kit
  • A variety of tabletop games

Summer Reading finishers County-wide have a chance to win:

  • GoPro HERO5 Session Ultra HD Action Camera ‑ 4K
  • Polaroid Zip Mobile Instant Photo Printer
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
  • Lego: Architecture Studio 
  • Sphero - Darkside 
  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience family pass (4 people)
  • War Memorial Opera House tickets (2) for select weekday evening performances for the 2017-18 season
  • Renaissance Club Sport Walnut Creek weekend night stay with valet parking 
  • $20 gift card to Benihana
  • Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children) & 8 ride passes to the Oakland Zoo
  • Ticket to Ride - Board Game
  • Kingdom Builder - Board Game

All kids and teens that finish Summer Reading will win a robot to build (while supplies last):

All finishers will receive an age appropriate book!