JCPL's Summer Reading Program Begins with Kick-Off Event

June 1 – July 22, 2022 @ Johnson City Public Library

Johnson City Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program begins Wednesday, June 1 and runs through Friday, July 22. Starting June 1, people can sign up begin the program immediately.

Summer Reading is an annual nationwide program in which participants register and set reading goals for themselves. Then they spend the summer tracking their progress, winning prizes and attending events at the library.

JCPL Director Julia Turpin says, "The goal of the Summer Reading Program is to keep kids, and really everyone, reading during the summer. It’s more important than ever to encourage people to read as much as possible."

The program is divided into age groups: preschoolers, school age children, teens and adults. This year’s Summer Reading is called “Oceans of Possibilities”, so some reading challenges and events focus on aquatic themes and topics.

To mark the beginning of Summer Reading, JCPL is throwing a Summer Reading Kick-Off at the Library on Wednesday, June 1 from 5-7 p.m. There will be lawn games, bubbles, a chalk obstacle courseand more. People are welcome to bring their own t-shirt to tie-dye.

People can register for Summer Reading at the Kick-Off or

For more information about Summer Reading, call 423-434-4458 (children); 423-434-4349 (teens); or 423-434-4454 (adults).

Follow Johnson City Public Library on Facebook and Instagram for Summer Reading updates., call (423) 434-4450 or drop by 100 West Millard Street to use Johnson City Public Library.

Category: Literature