Youth Summer Reading Program 2022

Read More! Oceans of Possibilities.

Welcome to the Brevard County Libraries Summer Reading Program! Our 17 locations offer a wide variety of activities for children and teens all summer long. This year we are welcoming back live summer reading programs, and our Youth Services librarians have prepared some exciting activities that your family can try at home including take home story times, STEAM and craft projects.

Why Summer Reading?

Studies indicate that youth can lose approximately 20 % of their reading skills and 27% of their math skills gained in the previous school year during summer break. Summer reading and learning programs at your libraries helps to prevent this loss of skills.  Allowing children to freely choose their reading material, visiting the library, and making time for creative play can help children retain their skills and better prepare them for the next school year.

Book Recommendations

Sunshine State and Florida Teen Reads Books for Summer 2022

The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide reading motivational program for students in grades 3 through 8. It encourages students to read independently for pleasure and is meant to help to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected annually for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

Florida Teens Reads

Florida Teens Reads is designed to entice teens in grades 9 through 12 to read. In order to spark their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections engage high school students by reflecting their interests as well as representing a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.

Florida Teens Read books for Grades 9 through 12

Find Your Next Book, Audiobook, or Graphic Novel!

You can find books at your local library using our Discover Catalog and Discover Kids Catalog, or explore the Overdrive Kids Room and the Overdrive Teens Room, and hoopla to find your next book, audiobook, or graphic novel!

At-Home Activities

Below you will find packets put together by out librarians that includes book recommendations, rhymes, crafts, and activities all based around the different weekly themes of the 2022 Summer Reading program that can be done from home, or anywhere else you want to be this summer!

Story Time Packets!

These Story Time packs include book recommendations, finger plays and / or rhymes, and other extension activities.

Discover Treasure
Explore New Depths
Seven Seas, Infinite Stories
Our Blue Planet
Ocean of Wonders
Uncharted
Sea Shells
Pirates

Craft Packets for Kids and Tweens!

Crafts for Teens!