Summer Reading Program 2019

Dear Families and Friends,

Welcome to our 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. Reading is the basic tool for success in school, work, and throughout life. Research shows the foundation for reading must be laid early in childhood.

This year we are again partnering with KSL Read Today, The Deseret News, The Utah State Library Division and the Salt Lake Bees. Bookmarks were distributed to every child in public and charter schools across Utah in May with information about this year's program.

You can find more information and print off a reading sheet at:

Libraries offer free book clubs, story times, puppet shows, and many other fun activities to help you and your child read together. Reading opens up an world of adventure. We invite you and your family to visit your local library this summer to read and learn together.

Jeanette Herbert, First Lady
Gary Herbert, Governor

How the Summer Reading Challenge Works

  • Read - 20 minutes a day, color a baseball.
  • Report by July 15 - or Mail to Read Today 55 North 300 West, Suite 800 Salt Lake City, UT 84101
  • Go - Read Today Night, July 31, 7:00 pm Smith's Ball Park.

*Ages 2-12. All prizes are subject to availability.