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Summer Reading Program

2023 Summer Reading Program
2023 Summer Reading Program

To promote and engage reading, the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library invites children to join the summer reading program. This year’s summer reading program will be held from June 5th - July 28th. The summer reading program parties will be held during the week of July 24th – 28th. 

The Library will be hosting the regular in-house summer reading programs.   “All Together Now!” is the 2023 Summer Reading Program theme. The purpose of the Summer Reading Program is to encourage the youth of our community to check out books and e-books from the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Public Library and to maintain the reading levels that they have achieved during the school year. You can access our e-book collection through the LIBBY app, and Hoopla on Google Play or the Apple App Store on your smart device. Any desktop computer browser can also access the same e-books collection at or hoopla | streaming audiobooks, music, video & e-books. Please contact the Main Library if you experience difficulty getting logged into the applications. 

Registration starts May 15th.  Parents can register their children for the 2023 Summer Reading Program by going to the following link:

The age groups are as follows:

Pre-K: Ages 0 - 4
Children: Ages 5 - 12
Teens: Ages 13 - 17
Adults: Ages 18 – 99

Points can be obtained for each book that is read. This can be accomplished by reading by minutes, days, pages, E-books, and Audiobooks.

Pre - K
1 book = 5 points
1 Audiobooks = 5 points
1 E-book = 5 points
1 picture books = 5 points

1 book(s) = 5 points
1 Audiobook(s) = 5 points
1 E-book = 5 points

Teens and Adults
1 Book(s) = 5 points
1 Audio Book(s) = 5 points
1 E-Book = 5 points

Participants can accumulate up to 100 points per day. For the children, there are 9 badge levels:

0 – children registration badge
100 pts. Level 1
200 pts. Level 2 up to level 9 which is the highest level to be completed. At the end of each level, there will be a badge prize.

Be sure to register online at and join in the fun.  Registration runs May 15th.