2019 Summer Reading Program

join the mission

Get ready for an out-of-this-world adventure.

From Monday, June 10 through Monday, Aug. 5, ramp up your reading, discover more of the library’s resources and explore your community. With this year’s “Explore Your Universe” theme, patrons can expect plenty of space-related programs for all ages.

Children, teens and adults can get in the game by completing challenges all summer long. There are also a chances to complete challenges by visiting one of Loudoun’s parks and museums. See the "Important Information" below for details.

how to participate

  • Register at any branch starting Monday, June 10 and pick up your Summer Reading Mission Log.
  • Complete challenges and log your progress.
    •  8 challenges = A free ice cream coupon
    • 16 challenges = A free book and an entry into the grand-prize drawing on Monday, Aug. 19 (prize packages valued at more than $200)
  •  Turn in your Mission Log by Sunday, Aug. 18. Get a free pass to Great Country Farms when you sign up! 

just for kids

Each branch will award a huge trophy to the local elementary school with the highest percentage of students participating in Summer Reading. Nine trophies will be awarded, so be sure to sign up and help your school win!

New this year on the challenge card are 16 challenges designed especially for pre-readers. Pick up challenge cards at any library branch.

For each of the eight weeks of the Summer Reading Program, a featured performer will visit all nine traditional branches. The shows will take place the same day and time for each branch.*

Ashburn Library | Mondays, 7 p.m.
Brambleton Library | Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Cascades Library | Mondays, 2:30 p.m.
Gum Spring Library | Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
Lovettsville Library | Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m.
Middleburg Library | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Purcellville Library | Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Rust Library | Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Sterling Library | Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

Week 8 — July 29-Aug. 1

Reptiles Alive!
A great introduction to the world of reptiles. Featured animals may include a boa, python, tortoise and lizards.

(Two special showings at Dulles Town Center on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 & 11 a.m.)

Important Information

Please note the following regarding visits to our community partners:

  • You must present your library card, except where noted with an asterisk
  • Some locations require advanced registration, see below
  • All events are free only for the specific time periods and events listed
  • All events are for all ages, except for the W&OD Trail Tour, which is best for ages 10 and older.

Community partner tour details:

thank you

Loudoun County Public Library would like to thank all its friends who make the Summer Reading Program possible.

  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Library Friends Groups and Advisory Boards
  • Great Country Farms
  • James Horton for the Arts Trust Fund
  • Loudoun County Commuter Services
  • Loudoun Library Foundation
  • McDonald’s