Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities
Posted on 05/20/2022
Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of PossibilitiesDive into adventure at the library! Begin your Summer Reading voyage on June 1 by exploring the “Oceans of Possibilities” found in books. Sign up today at MaricopaCountyReads.org (English) or CondadoDeMaricopaLee.org (Spanish) and choose "Glendale Public Library" as your home library system. Don't miss the boat — this voyage ends on August 1!

What is Summer Reading? Is it just for kids?

Although this program is designed to maintain and improve literacy skills throughout the summer, it’s not just for kids! Readers of all ages can earn points, unlock badges, and win prizes by reading, completing challenges and attending programs and performances. 

How can I participate?

You can earn one point per minute for reading printed books or eBooks (including graphic novels) or listening to audiobooks. Reading at least 20 minutes per day is the goal! Earn additional points for attending in-person or virtual events hosted by librarians and local performers, completing library challenges, and participating in community experiences to find secret codes outside of the library.

Although you must register and log your reading online to play, you can still pick up paper reading gameboards at all of our library locations to help keep track. If you need help registering or logging reading time online, library staff will be happy to assist you.

What prizes can I win?

Prizes include books, food, park passes and more! We’ll also be giving out bonus rewards unique to Glendale Public Library; kids can raid our treasure chest for pirate plunder, teens get some sweet candy treats, and adults receive a cool bookbag. 

Early Reader (ages 0-4) & Kids (ages 5-11)
  • 250 points: Treasure Chest, Black Bear Diner Free Meal
  • 500 points: Treasure Chest, Peter Piper Pizza, Raising Cane's Free Drink, Rubio's Free Meal
  • 750 points: Treasure Chest, AZ State Parks Pass, Phoenix Mercury Tickets (the tickets are distributed by the County)
  • 1000 points: Two Free Books (one from Glendale Public Library, one distributed by the County), Whataburger Coupon, Lou Malnati's Pizza Coupon
 Teens (ages 12-18)
  • 250 points: Candy, Silver Fish Sticker
  • 500 points: Candy, Raising Cane's Free Drink, Rubio's Chips and Guac
  • 750 points: Candy, AZ State Parks Pass, Phoenix Mercury Tickets (the tickets are distributed by the County)
  • 1000 points: Two Free Books (one from Glendale Public Library, one distributed by the County), Sonic Coupon
Adults (ages 18 and up) 
  • 500 points: Book Bag, Raising Cane's Free Drink, Rubio's Chips and Guac
  • 750 points: AZ State Parks Pass, Phoenix Mercury Tickets (the tickets are distributed by the County)
  • 1000 points: Two Free Books (one from Glendale Public Library, one distributed by the County), Sonic Coupon
Prize Drawings
(one winner per Glendale Public Library location)
  • Arizona Science Center Kids Prize Bundles
  • Pair of Childsplay Theatre Tickets (participant's choice of show)
  • Harkins Prize Pack
Grand Prize Drawings
  • Legoland & Sealife Aquarium Family Four-Packs
  • Four Childsplay Theatre Tickets (participant's choice of show) and a Prize Basket
  • Two Family Four-Packs to  the 2023 Super Bowl Experience
What events can I attend?

Arts and crafts, musical performances, book discussions, storytimes, and more await you through the library’s amazing lineup of summer programming!  The County has even provided a special array of additional in-person and pre-recorded events to celebrate Summer Reading.  

Special in-person events
Special pre-recorded events
All programs and events


We're making a splash with Summer Reading, so get ready to have a whale of a good time!

Maricopa County Reads is the award-winning online summer reading program provided by the Maricopa County Library District to all public libraries within Maricopa County. This program is funded by the Maricopa County Library District.