Summer of Wonder 2024. Reading and activities for all ages at your library!

The Free Library's flagship program is a summer reading challenge for all ages. Participants can attend library programs, find new books to read, and explore activities to stay engaged throughout the summer. Sign up at your neighborhood library or participate in an online challenge. The Free Library has activities for all ages!

Participate in Summer of Wonder 2024
From June 3—August 9, 2024:

How to Participate in Person

Stop by your neighborhood library to find out about summer programming and to sign up for summer reading. The take-home Summer of Wonder Activity Logs (available in English and Spanish) allow children to keep track of reading and library activities, and earn prizes upon completion. Teens can earn prizes throughout the summer and enter a raffle for a chance to win a grand prize! Adults can also enter a raffle by reading, attending library programs, and much more!

for Camps and Groups

Camps and Groups
Free Library of Philadelphia staff can visit camps, schools, and other groups for special summer programming. Call your neighborhood library to schedule a visit.

for Adults

Adult Raffle Card

Adults can also enter a raffle by reading, attending library programs, and much more!

Participate Online

Can't make it to a library branch this summer, or just eager for even more summer reading fun? Register online with Beanstack, and/or download the free app for iOS and Android devices to participate online and on the go. Log your books and activities, write reviews, earn digital badges, and more!

Plus, when summer is over, you can keep using Beanstack! The Free Library offers seasonal online challenges for Fall, Winter, and Spring, as well as specialty challenges throughout the year. With one log-in, you can participate in any reading programs that pop up, as well as access all your book logs, written reviews, and badges earned.

Programs and Services

Philly Reading Champs

Check out our online Reading Champs Guide for easy-to-do, literacy-rich activity ideas you can use on the go!


Summer of Wonder Hub

Explore our online Summer of Wonder Hub to find activity ideas, read-aloud guides, videos, blogs, and more!

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    City Institute
    Board of Managers
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