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Summer Reading Program

Babies and Toddlers

This game is open to children from birth to 36 months. Starting June 15th, register for the program and pick up a game board in the Children’s area of the Library, or print out a game board from home. The game board features a variety of fun and enriching activities for you to do with your child to encourage their early literacy skills. Once you’ve completed all the activities, you earn a board book for your child!


This game is open to kids ages 3 to 12. You can read on your own or have someone read to you. Starting June 15th, register for the program and pick up a game board in the Children’s area of the Library, or print out a game board from home. Log the time you spend reading. You earn a prize for every 3 hours of reading, so bring your game board to the Library to redeem your prize.


Teens ages 13 – 17 are invited to spend June and July reading their favorite books for fun and prizes!

Here’s how it works:

  • Register for the program in Children’s area of the library.
  • Pick up a game card and keep track of your time spent reading. Every three hours you’ll earn an entry into the grand prize raffle. After six hours of reading, earn a paperback book of your choice to keep. Do it one more time for a total of twelve hours, and you earn another book!  Want to earn more raffle tickets? Review your reads! You’ll get 1 raffle ticket for every review form you bring in.
  • What can you read? Books, obviously, but also manga, and graphic novels! Even audiobooks count towards your time spent reading!

Prizes for the grand prize raffle include:

  • $25 Gift Cards
  • TI-84 Graphic Calculator
  • App Enabled R2-D2 Sphero (Star Wars Edition)


Adults 18 and up are encouraged to read during June and July to earn raffle tickets for weekly and grand prizes. Program information will be available when you sign up.

Three ways to register, starting June 15:

  1. In person at the Ask Here Desk in the Library;
  2. Via email: AdultSummerReading@cityofmissionviejo.org; or
  3. By phone at 949-830-7100, ext. 5105.

Adults 18 and older are invited to test their spelling skills in the Library's 3rd Annual Adult Spelling Bee.

  • Sign up starts June 15.  
  • To reserve your spot register in person at the Ask Here desk, via email at AdultSummerReading@cityofmissionviejo.org, or by calling 949-830-7100, ext. 5105.  
  • Rules and a study guide will be provided at registration.
  • Prizes will be award for first, second and third places.
  • Enjoy pre-bee music and visit the Wine Bar hosted by the Friends of the Library.

Looking for summer activities for all ages? Visit the Library's Program Calendar.



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