Kids Summer Challenge 2022

June 13 - August 6

Tales to Trails Summer Challenge

Play the Tales to Trails Game!

Print the Tales to Trails reading game, opens a new window and keep track of reading and fun activities every day with our fun game board. Copies of the game board are also available at all our branches.

The Kids Summer Challenge is for kids ages 0-12 years. You do not have to be reading on your own to participate. Children ages 0-5 can participate with parents’ help. Kids who have just graduated from 5th grade have the choice of participating in the Kids or Teen Summer Challenge.

Tales to Trails

Tales to Trails - Summer Challenge 2022

Learn more about the Tales to Trails Summer Challenge 2022!


Will there be a Summer Reading Program this year?
Yes! We will be focusing on preventing summer slide and closing the opportunity gap through targeted outreach to partner agencies. Kids can keep track of their reading using our Tales to Trails reading game.

Will there be programs?
Yes! Please check your local branch and our Events calendar for details.

Will there be prizes?
This year the focus of our summer challenge is engagement and activity rather than prizes. Reading, writing, playing, singing and making up stories are all ways that children build literacy skills. Families are encouraged to spend time outdoors, find and read books together, and expand on the ideas listed on our game board.

How do I get reading recommendations for me/my child?
Children’s staff at each branch are happy to talk with you and your child to find books you will enjoy.

• Call or visit your local branch (Hours and Locations)
• Request a Book Bundle so staff can create personalized recommendations especially chosen for you!
• Take a look at these lists of summer reads below


Summer Reading Picks


The Kids Summer Challenge Program is generously funded by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library, opens a new window

Check out the Summer Program for Teens

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