We’ve all heard of the summer slide and it’s something we worry about each season.
Summer Reading programs in South Florida at libraries, schools, and camps may look and feel a bit different this year.
Check out Boca Raton Library amazing digital library collection of beach-worthy eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels and digital magazines through our Digital Library.
Did you know you can also place a hold and use our new curbside pick-up service to check out more than 200,000 books and audiobooks available now from the regular library collection.
Let’s kick off the Boca Raton Library Summer Reading program with lots of virtual fun!
Imagine Your Story is the theme this year that celebrates fairy tales and mythology.
Register now for the chance to win great prizes at the end of the summer!
Imagine Your Story 2020 at The Boca Raton Library
Babies through Grade 5
Sign up online and log the minutes you read over the summer to receive reading certificates that can be redeemed for special prizes when the library buildings re-open.
For 9 hours of reading, get fairy tale finger puppets.
When you read for 15 hours, you’ll receive a squishy toy!
Sign up online and log the minutes you read over the summer for the chance to win gift cards from vendors like Amazon, Chick-fil-A, GameStop, iTunes and more!
Log the number of books you read online for the chance to win an Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card at the end of the summer!
SUMMER READING IDEAS
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is designed to help pre-schoolers acquire early literacy skills, provide families with reading resources, and promote the future success of children in school. A yearly graduation program is held for children who complete the program. Learn more here.
Picture books come to life! Read-alongs on hoopla are accompanied by audio tracks synced with the book. Your child can enjoy these stories with you or on their own. To find them, enter “read along” in the hoopla search box. You may also want to check out the “Books for Bedtime” category to relax at the end of the day.
For easier searching for Kids content in hoopla, select the KIDS button at the top of the homepage or the “My hoopla” page on the app, and you’re in Kids Mode. Select again to exit Kids Mode.
There are plenty of great new authors and titles available to engage middle-schoolers. Type “middle school” into the hoopla search bar to find fiction and non-fiction titles geared specifically for this age group, as well as those who teach and live with them.
Keep those thinking and sleuthing skills sharp with mystery-themed eBooks and audiobooks for middle-schoolers we’ve added to OverDrive. Listen to a mystery together for a fun family experience!
Teens will find current eBooks, graphic novels, and eAudiobooks in hoopla. There are hundreds of titles in teen fiction, required reading classics, college and career guidance, STEAM, relationships, biographies and more.
Type “teen” or “young adult” into the search bar to narrow down your search. We’ve also added lots of new titles to our OverDrive Teen Reading Room.
Check out this popular collection of Beach Reads for a relaxing diversion.
Explore hoopla for your next read!
Have you tried searching by category? There is a “Browse” drop-down menu to the left of the search bar. Use that to select the format you want (eBook, audio, movies, etc.). Next, look for the “categories” link below to narrow your search. Try new categories like “hoopla’s Top Titles of All Time,” “Humor,” and “Diverse Romance.”
Are you missing your book club right now?
Check out hoopla’s Book Club Hub for titles that can be read independently or as a group, discussion questions, social media forums, and author interviews. Short on time?
Curbside Holds Pick-up Service
Our library buildings are still closed, but now you can pick up the items you’ve placed on hold through our curbside pick-up service at both libraries. It’s easy to get the materials you want from the comfort of your own vehicle. Learn how here.
Downtown Library Boca Raton is located at 400 NW 2nd Ave. in Boca Raton, FL.
Spanish River Library in 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. in Boca Raton, FL.
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