It's the most wonderful time of the year - Summer Break! Summer means no school, family vacations and plenty of time for reading and other educational activities. Take your summer to the next level with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Summer Break: Read, Learn, Explore program.
We're already well into our first week of summer fun! Summer Break will run from June 1 through August 12, 2018. Check out how the program works and sign up today.
This year's prizes and incentives are something to get excited about! Check out the schedule of incentives below to see what you can earn by participating in Summer Break.
At sign up (everyone):
- Wendy's Jr. Frosty coupon
- $5 fine waiver
At 10, 15 and 20 hours of reading (everyone):
- $5 fine waiver
Upon completion (find out how to complete the program at summerbreak.cmlibrary.org):
- Babies and children:
- Book (participant's choice)
- Book (participant's choice) OR drawstring library tote bag
- Library tote bag
- Special incentive (upon completion AND for participants who log activities online for 9 out of 10 weeks):
- Carowinds ticket*
Each week during Summer Break, the Library will give away three 16GB Kindle Fires with a screen cover and protective case.
Monday, June 11 will be the first prize drawing of Summer Break 2018! Prizes will be drawn by age category with one Kindle Fire each for Babies/Children, Teens and Adults. Remember that you need to enter either reading time or an activity during the week to be eligible for the prizes, and you must have a valid library card number or ONE Access account number entered for each participant in the library card field. Participants who win prizes will be notified via email, so keep an eye on your email account to find out if you won a Kindle Fire!
This summer, through an amazing partnership with Carowinds, we are able to offer Summer Break participants the opportunity to earn a free ticket* to Carowinds. In order to be eliglble for a ticket, participants must complete the Summer Break program AND log reading time and activity for at least 9 out of the 10 weeks of Summer Break. Additionally, participants must have a valid library card number or ONE Access account number entered in the library card field of their Summer Break account to be eligible. Carowinds tickets* can be used for one day of admission to the park through Winterfest 2018.
Though the Summer Break program can be completed entirely online, our library locations are hosting some wonderful programs throughout the summer. Check out these upcoming programs taking places at locations across the County.
Family Storytime on the Plaza
When: Wednesday, June 12 | 10-10:30 a.m.
Who: Ages 0-5 and caregivers
Where: Plaza Midwood Library
Book Ends Book Club
When: Wednesday, June 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Who: Adults, Older Adults
Where: Morrison Regional Library
Are you having problems with the Summer Break website or your account? Do you have questions about the program? Feel free to stop by your local library for assistance, call 704-416-0101 or email MLSummerBreakQuestions@cmlibrary.org for assistance or to provide feedback.
*Carowinds tickets and other incentives are available while supplies last.