Dive Into Summer

read deeply, explore widely - starting June 1

Wade Into Wonder

The annual Kitsap Regional Library Summer Learning program offers self-paced reading and learning experiences for all ages. Summer Learning supports equal opportunity education through engaging reading and learning activities for school-age children and teens during summer break. Summer Learning also provides an engaging platform to participate in a self-selected learning activity and expand reading interests for adults.

Reading Challenge

Kitsap Regional Library invites you to wade into wonder this summer with live events, activities, challenges, and more. Everything you need to join from June 1 to August 31 is right here! Download our Summer Learning 2024 guide or pick one up at your favorite branch!

Reading Challenge Prizes

Read 10 Hours

Pick a book or journal.

Read 50 Hours

Earn a pencil pouch.

Read 100 Hours

Choose between a 100-hour reader shirt or a 100-hour reader enamel pin.

Download the Library App

Download the Kitsap Regional Library app and connect with the Library anytime, anywhere. Use the app to search the catalog, place holds, manage your account, and more!

Learning Challenge

Create your plan to soak in the season by writing down goals in your summer tidepool, or choose from our suggestions. Then, share your story in the summer field notes in your booklet to enter the end-of-summer prize drawing.

End-of-Summer Prize Drawing

To enter the drawing, write your story in the Summer Field Notes and fill out the entry form in your Summer Learning Guide. Turn in your completed form to any branch. One of each prize will be awarded at every branch.

Read Local

Enjoy a $150 certificate to your favorite local bookstore.

Switch It Up

Score a Nintendo Switch Lite and a $70 download card or a new game.

See Creatures

Enjoy a membership pass to visit your favorite local zoo or aquarium.

Listen & Learn this Summer

Audiobooks count for summer reading challenges!

Seattle Storm

New this year, youth 10-hour finishers receive a voucher for two tickets to a local game. Tickets are limited to four youth, up to eight tickets per household, while supplies last.

Youth transit is free with an ORCA card or student ID. For more information on free public transportation in Seattle on game day, visit seattlestorm.com.

Youth Ride Free!

Anyone 18 or under can ride for free on buses, ferries, and trains across the Puget Sound using a student ID or a Youth ORCA card. Learn more and get a free Youth ORCA card by visiting FreeYouthTransitPass.com.

Summer Field Notes

What happened in this sea-son of learning and discovery? Share your stories and photos with us online! Then, fill out the summer field notes in your booklet and turn in the page at any branch to enter the end-of-summer prize drawing.

Summer Performances

Get your groove on in the summer sunshine with live music, dance, and magic performances!

Summer Learning Performances

Kids & Teens Summer Events

Free Lunches in Bremerton & Port Orchard

Kids 18 and under can enjoy free lunches at the library!

Sylvan Way Branch

Monday - Friday, June 20 - August 16
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Branch

Wednesday & Friday, June 20 - August 16
noon - 12:15 pm

Free lunches are provided courtesy of the Bremerton School District. For more dates and locations, visit bremertonschools.org/summermeals.

Port Orchard Branch

Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14
noon - 12:15 pm

Free lunches are provided at the end of the Waterfront Wednesday programs, courtesy of the South Kitsap School District.

Thank You for Your Support!

Summer Learning is funded in part by generous donors of Kitsap Regional Library Foundation and Friends of the Library groups. Thank you, donors!

Looking for more information on prizes and affiliations? Review our Summer Learning Disclaimers.

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