SJCPLS Announces Summer Reading Program for the Whole Family

The St. Johns County Public Library System (SJCPLS) is encouraging youth and adults to participate in “The Best Summer at Your Library” Summer Reading Program beginning June 13 through August 6 and take part in virtual and in-person programming that is fun for the whole family. Readers of all ages are invited to pick up their free reading logs from any library branch or track their progress virtually through the READsquared app. Participants may earn free books for every six days read on logs or 60 points reached on READsquared.

In addition, SJCPLS is hosting the second annual “Amp up the Magic” magic show with magician Mark Alan at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A S. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or beach towels and bug spray for this free outdoor event. Register at

As a community partner in education, SJCPLS encourages the whole family to read together during the summer break. “Librarians understand that children who don’t read and learn during the summer months fall behind. It’s called the ‘summer slide,’” said Library System Director Debra Rhodes Gibson. “‘The Best Summer at Your Library’ offers incentives to keep reading skills sharp ahead of the new school year.”

“The Best Summer at Your Library” is proudly sponsored by SJCPLS’s multiple Friends of the Library groups. To learn more about the Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program and how to register for the variety of programs, please contact your local branch library or visit the Library’s website,

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