Zest up your summer with Arlington Public Library’s full menu of refreshing Summer Reading: Food for Thought programs, win tasteful prizes and support the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) while you read!
Explore curated book lists and participate in a food-themed scavenger hunt at the Wonder Window at Westover.
How Summer Reading Works
- Read for 30 days. You can't read too little or too much on any day and you don't have to read for 30 days in a row.
- Register and track your reading in the Library App or the paper log (available at open branches or download PDF).
- For each reader who finishes the Summer Reading challenge, the Friends of the Arlington Public Library will donate $1 to AFAC.
- Learn more about Summer Reading prizes and raffles.
On the Menu for June
- Wednesday, June 9, 7 - 9 p.m., online
Kitchen Literacy with Ann Vileisis
Join award-winning author and historian Ann Vileisis as she recounts the colorful history of preparing dinner in America. RSVP
- Friday, June 11, 10 - 11 a.m., Shirlington Branch Library
Family Zumba at the Library
Children can jam out to their favorite music and be active in a kid-friendly version of Zumba class. RSVP
- Friday, June 11, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Westover Branch Library
Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration with Spinny Johnson
Bring the whole family for a fun outdoor event featuring artist and athlete Spinny Johnson to launch the Summer Reading Challenge. RSVP
Summer Reading helps children and teens to avoid the summer slide and reintroduces them to the joy of reading. It provides parents and kids with a tool to read or listen to books together and it gives adults a reason to explore new books and authors.
Summer Reading: Food for Thought is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library and the Washington Nationals.
Learn more about the 2021 Summer Reading challenge and all the featured summer events.