Sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

The Summer Reading Program helps kids practice their reading skills while having fun! Prizes, programs, and lots of great books are available all summer long.

Readers of all ages are welcome to participate and can set a goal, keep track of their reading activities, and collect great prizes. Stop by any branch to pick up a registration packet with a reading record log, sticker, and bookmark.

Once you set and finish your goal, bring the reading record into any branch. Kids will receive a Certificate of Recognition, giveaways, and a chance to win super awesome stuff! Plus, throughout the summer there will be drawings for a chance at additional prizes!

All programs are free and open to individual children and their accompanying adult.


Sesame Street eBooks

Sesame Street eBooks offer patrons UNLIMITED access to MORE THAN 150 eBooks available anytime and anywhere. All books are based on Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum and includes eBooks, read along books, audio books, animated books, and interactive books. Download the app for mobile devices. Android and iPad app available.

OverDrive for Kids

With OverDrive for Kids, parents can feel comfortable knowing their children are browsing and borrowing books that are age, grade, and reading-level appropriate all inside an eReading Room.

Reading At Home

Learning to read begins at home. Help your children develop early literacy skills now.

Storytime at GCPL

Storytime promotes early literacy skills, exposes children to language and art, allows them to experience group activities which enhance their developing abilities, and introduces the library as an enjoyable place for lifelong learning.

Book Selection Ideas

Discover book selection ideas! A parent resources for readers of all ages.

Storytime A-GO-GO kit

These kits are designed to promote early literacy. The kits contain books and a variety of themed activities.  Information Child Care Centers, Camps, and other Large Groups.

Kid’s Catalog

Find great resources for kids.


TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 70 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it's no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraries.

Early Literacy Activities – check out monthly calendars of activities designed to develop early literacy skills!
A great way to learn and prepare kids for reading.

1000 Books B4 Kindergarten – Keep track of all the books your child reads or that someone reads to your child. Research shows that reading books and sharing stories with your child is one of the best ways to help them enter school with the language skills they need to be ready to learn & grow. Click here to create an online reading log, to print a paper reading log, or for more information.

Early Literacy Devices & Apps –  Learn about Early Literacy iPads loaded with apps that enhance the learning experience.



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