Read for Fun & Prizes!


Celebrate summer with Boise Public Library’s Summer Fest reading program! Make reading a habit by reading 20 minutes a day – don’t break the chain!  Open to all ages.

How does it work?

  • From June 1—July 31, register online or at any of our locations.
  • After that, just log the number of days you read.  In order to develop and reinforce the habit of reading, we’re encouraging everyone in Boise to read 20 minutes a day—don’t break the chain!*
  • Books, graphic novels, fanfiction, reading to others, being read to and listening to audiobooks all count! 

Who can join?

  • Our program is for all ages - kids, teens and adults!
  • It's open to Boise residents with a public library card (or minors whose Boise parent or guardian has a library card).**  

Are there prizes?

Of course!  Lots of generous sponsors means lots of great prizes to keep things interesting:

  • All ages will get a free book for every 30 days of reading logged; adults will also receive a copy of one of our Short Story Contest winners!
  •, teens and adults will be entered in weekly and grand prize drawings for every single day of reading logged! 
  • Grand prizes include $100 gift cards for each age group:  kids (0-12 years old), teens (12-17), and adults (18 and over).  Other prizes include tickets to movies, Roaring Springs and the Western Idaho Fair, and gift certificates to All About Games.  
  • Kids and teens will be awarded a coupon from one of our sponsors for every 7 days they log.

* If life happens and you do break the chain, keep reading!
**If you don’t have a Boise Public Library card, stop by any of our locations to get one. It’s free and only takes a few minutes! If you’re not a Boise resident, your local library probably has a summer reading program, too.  Find other Treasure Valley libraries here. 

Our sincere thanks to our sponsors!

We'd like to thank our generous Summer Fest prize sponsors, partners and contributors.  Please visit them to show your appreciation for their support!

As always, the wonderful Friends of the Boise Public Library is our major Summer Fest sponsor! Thank-you, Friends!


Thanks also to the generous support of of these local businesses and organizations:

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In case you're curious ...

Participation in the 2015 Boise Public Library Summer Reading Program:

  • 2276 kids, 438 teens and 1148 adults registered for the program.
Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Director: Kevin Booe

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