All branches will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

Summer Challenge for Kids & Teens

Tales to Trails Summer Challenge 2019Kids Summer Challenge 2019

June 15 – August 10

Kids can sign up for Summer Challenge at any branch of Marin County Free Library.  Each child receives a folder where they can keep track of the minutes they read, and participate in fun learning activities. This year’s “Tales to Trails” Summer Challenge features many engaging programs in partnership with County, State and National Parks. See a list of programs.

The Summer Challenge is designed to combat “summer slide”. Children can slide backwards several months in their reading, writing and math skills over the summer.

Kids earn a Library Book Buck for every 100 minutes they spend reading, writing, or engaging in learning-based activities.  With your Book Bucks, you can choose to:

Spend them on prizes or raffle tickets for our monthly grand prize drawings,
Save up your Book Bucks to buy bigger prizes, or
Share your Book Bucks with others by donating them. Friends of the Library will donate a dollar to Marin County Parks for every book buck donated.

*Prizes and prices may vary by location.

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

The Kids Summer Challenge Program is generously funded by the Friends of the Marin County Free Library.

Teen Summer Challenge

Teen Summer Challenge 2019

June 15 – August 10

Come to the library and participate in our Teen Summer Challenge.

Earn scratcher tickets by checking out books, writing book reviews and coming to teen events. For information about our teen events, see our Events Calendar.

More visits to the library = more chances to win!

We would like to thank these sponsors for funding of programs and prizes for our Teen Summer Challenge:
Friends of the Marin County Free Library – The San Francisco Giants – Gamescape North – Friends of the Corte Madera Library
Friends of the Civic Center Library – Friends of the Fairfax Library – Friends of the Marin City Library – Friends of the Novato Libraries
Friends of Bolinas Stinson Beach Libraries – Tomales Bay Library Association – Cafe Reyes

About Summer Challenge

Special events are scheduled at all branches during the summer.  We are dedicated to providing educational programming for young people during summer months, keeping children engaged in reading and connected to their communities while out of school.