2022 Summer Reading Programs

Summer is almost here!  Which means it is time for summer reading programs! Libraries all over the area offer reading reward programs for kids and adults in some areas. All you need is a library card – which is FREE in your home county.

The largest library system in the area is Nashville Public Library. The library recently changed the non-resident policy and you can now get a library card for free even if you do not live in Davidson County. There is a $10 annual charge if you want access to the library’s digital collection (e-books, audio books).

Local Summer Reading Programs

Register with your local library to participate. Some libraries even have programs specifically for teens and adults. Not sure where your closest library is located? Use the Secretary of State’s Tennessee Public Library Directory.

Davidson County

Nashville Summer Reading Program – The summer reading challenge kicks off May 16 and runs through August 20, 2022. Earn points by completing activities and then cash your points in for prizes.

Rutherford County

Linebaugh Library System – This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” and starts May 23, 2022 and runs through July 2.

LaVergne Public Library – “Tales and Tails” Summer Reading Program June 4 – July 16, 2022. Kickoff event on June 4 from 10AM – 1PM.

Sumner County

Gallatin Library – Summer Reading program begins May 31, 2022.

Hendersonville Library –  2022 Summer Reading Program details coming soon! Get more details on the library’s website (hendersonvillelibrary.org)

Williamson County

Explore “Oceans of Possibilities” at Williamson County Libraries May 19 – July 30, 2022.

Wilson County

Mt Juliet Library – Summer reading sign up begins May 16, 2022. Come explore “Oceans of Possibilities” through June 30.

Lebanon LibrarySummer reading sign ups begin on May 31 and continue through June 30.

Need some ideas of what to read? Check out this great printable scavenger hunt to help your child find new books!

National Summer Reading Programs

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Register your child at birth and a new book will be mailed to you home every month until your child turns 5 years old.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Sign up for FREE and log the minutes your child reads starting May 9, 2022 to win prizes for both home and your child’s school.

Books a Million (BAM) Summer Reading

Junie B. Jones Kids Club– Is your child a fan of the Junie B. Jones series? Sign them up for the Kids’ Club and receive FREE newsletters, printables, games and more!

Reading Camp at Home – Host your own summer reading camp with 10 weeks of themed plans.

Set up your own Reading Rewards System – use this FREE website to set up your own Reading Program at home.

Sync Audio Book Summer Program – Sync is just for teens and offers free audio books geared at kids 13 and above.

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Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

2 thoughts on “2022 Summer Reading Programs”

  1. Pizza Hut also offers a summer reading program and kids can earn 2 free personal pan pizzas throughout the program! We did it last summer and signed up for this summer already. Program actually begins June 1.


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