Chandler Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1

April 26, 2024
girl reading at Chandler Public Library for summer reading challenge

CHANDLER, Ariz. – This summer, adventure begins at the Chandler Public Library! The Summer Reading Challenge officially starts on June 1, when readers of all ages log their reading minutes until August 1. Reading just 20 minutes a day will get readers to the finish line, earning unique and valuable prizes along the way.

“The Summer Reading Challenge is one of the most exciting programs we offer at the Chandler Public Library,” says Jean Reynolds, Library Program Manager. “We have amazing partners this year who are supplying awesome prizes for participants. This year’s theme, Adventure Begins at Your Library, really speaks to the power books have on our imaginations – there are no limits to where a story can take you.”

Readers may register beginning May 1 at Chandler Public Library or in person at their local Chandler library branch. Participants will track their minutes from June 1 through Aug. 1.  As participants reach milestones with their logged minutes, they can earn great prizes based on their age level. Prizes are supplied by a variety of local partners including Arizona State Parks & Trails, Phoenix Mercury, Raising Cane’s, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Harkins Theatres and many more food, retail and entertainment partners.

Participants may also earn extra points by visiting community areas such as the Chandler Nature Center, Chandler Museum, Chandler Aquatic Centers and Pools and more.

Reynolds shared that each Chandler Public Library location is hosting a kickoff event, where readers can register for the program and participate in some engaging entertainment. New this year, a special adult kickoff event will feature local travel author Roger Naylor who will dive into Arizona’s rich network of roads and hikes, and Andrew McCreery from d’Vine Gourmet in Chandler, who will share insights about local drink and food production. In addition, families or individuals looking for free activities over the summer will find a variety of adventure-themed programs on the library’s event calendar through July 31.

The Summer Reading Challenge is hosted in partnership with Maricopa County Reads and is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services & Technology Act.

For more information, call the Chandler Public Library at 480-782-2800 or visit Chandler Public Library.

Media contact:
Malori Heppler
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Event contact:
Jean Reynolds
Library Program Manager