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Summer@Your Library 2020

Imagine Your Story!

Summer@Your Library is an annual library celebration of reading, learning and fun!  Summer@Your Library promotes the joy of reading, celebrates our community and most importantly, enhances and grows our kids reading and comprehension levels so they continue to thrive at school and home.  Summer@Your Library 2020 has started at the Allegany County Library System and readers of all ages are encouraged to participate! 

Download the Summer Reading Log here!

Start reading and record the books on your reading log or on our online reading log (available soon)!  Participants will receive a prize for the first reading log completed and be entered into a drawing for a variety of grand prizes!  Prizes will be available at our libraries after reopening and at offsite library services. 

The public health emergency has restricted our ability to offer the traditional Summer@Your Library event series.  In response to the current state of emergency in Maryland, we have modified our events to respect social distancing and recommendations on public gatherings.  This summer you will be able to enjoy online story times and crafting activities as well as special online events!  The ACLS Story Corps is also planning special outdoor story times that will be announced soon.  Please visit our website for more information about these special upcoming events. 

Summer Reading Programs were originally designed by public libraries to help elementary-aged students avoid summer learning loss by encouraging them to read during the months they were out of school with engaging programs and incentives.  The Summer Reading Program, now Summer@Your Library, has grown to include programs and prizes for all ages-children, tweens, teens, and adults-making it a true community-wide activity.

Summer@Your Library is made possible through the generous sponsorship of local and corporate sponsors. Please contact Kate Metzger, Program Specialist at with questions.

Become a partner for the Summer@Your Library 2020 season, download the sponsorship packet today!