Have You Signed Up for Summer Reading Yet?


When it comes to summer, reading may not be the first thing—or even in the top ten things—you have in mind! But reading can be the ideal summer activity. It’s fun, portable, and can involve the whole family.

Happily, your St. Johns County libraries also have summer reading programs for all ages. This is your chance to explore a variety of formats, genres, and voices. Who knows? You might discover a new favorite! Read a lot or in-between those visits to the pool. These programs promote literacy, will help your child academically, and encourage our patrons to interact with the library in new ways. Plus, they are just a lot of fun for everyone involved.

I’m all for anything that encourages people to read, use their public libraries, and think about how to squeeze in a few more pages before bed. Come on in, look around, and let us be your one-stop source for new, best-selling, classic, and indie summer reads. If you’re stumped on what to read next, just ask our staff. We’d love to help you find something good. And, with six branches throughout St. Johns County and two travelling bookmobiles, you are sure to find a Summer Reading Program close by!

P.S. This is my final reminder that the library system’s public survey is still available online. The survey closes on July 27th. I hope you will take a few minutes to complete our survey, either online through our website or on paper at your local library branch or bookmobile. Your opinions matter to us and will help ensure the library’s path to long-term success.

Library System Director, Debra Rhodes Gibson