Find great books

Keep reading over the summer months with help from your library.

Discover great books

Find books to match the interests of any reader. We have suggested reading for fans of adventure, fantasy, funny stories, nonfiction, and more!

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Ask Us for reading suggestions

Looking for more recommendations? We can help you find a book that fits your needs in the format of your choice. We'll email you suggestions that may include authors, specific titles or book lists. You can also Ask Us for reading suggestions by phone or chat.

Get reading suggestions by email 

Share your book reviews with us this summer

Share impressions of books by drawing or writing reviews and taking photos of them on social media. Use #ReadWriteDraw and @hclib to tag us.

Share your book reviews with us this summer

Explore virtual events

Connect with others, have fun and learn something new.

Book clubs

Talk about great books with other kids and teens online! Clubs read books in a variety of genres and are available for youth entering kindergarten through grade 12.

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Explore events

Check our complete list of virtual summer learning programs for youth of all ages, including art, science, technology and more.

View all summer learning events

For caregivers

This summer, your library remains here to support your family with resources for fun and learning.

While summer learning might look and feel different this year, we know learning during the summer months doesn't have to be overly structured or planned in advance to make a difference.

Connection is enough

When you ask your child questions about their experiences of daily life, you are helping them reflect, observe, and process the world around them, while building important social-emotional connections. Take opportunities to talk to children about their day: what did they see, smell or taste? Did they enjoy an activity? Why or why not?

Reading for fun is learning

Encourage and praise children's independent reading choices. Youth become self-directed readers and learners by exploring a variety of materials and developing their own tastes. For ideas, check out our expert library staff suggestions for youth, or get a personalized reading suggestion from a librarian.

Young people often want to reread favorite books over and over - that's great, too! Chapter books, comic books, magazines, game guides, maps, recipes and other texts all help develop strong reading skills.

Try audiobooks

Audiobooks offer another way to read, learn, build skills and engage with stories. You can listen to audiobooks anywhere and on any device: in the car or on the bus, at home, or even outdoors.

If you're trying downloadable audiobooks for the first time, we recommend the Libby app. Libby streamlines the way to access audiobooks from OverDrive, also available through our website. You can also use the cloudLibrary and RBdigital apps to download audiobooks to your device, or find audiobooks on CD.

Ask Us

In addition to these ideas to try at home together, your library can connect you to many other learning opportunities and resources from the library and in the community. Your questions matter, and we are here to help.

Ask Us about summer learning


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