Adventure Begins is the theme of the 2024 Summer Reading Program!

The library offers reading incentive programs for all ages—with fun prizes and giveaways.
Plus—fun, creative, and educational programs and events for all ages! Visit the Calendar page for program information.

Pittsburg Public Library is ready for adventure this summer!



Reading Program for Kids and Teens:

  • The Kids and Teen Adventure Begins reading incentive program is open to readers and nonreaders from birth through age seventeen.
  • Sign up in-person or online—anytime throughout the program.
  • Tuesday, May 28 is the first day to count books.
  • Saturday, July 27 is the last day to count books.
  • All items checked out from the Pittsburg Public Library are eligible (except video games and movies).
  • That means books, audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, and more all count towards prizes. Read what you enjoy!
  • Win free swim passes to the Pittsburg Aquatic Center. Thank you to the City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Parks & Recreation.
  • Win tickets to the Treasure Hut to choose your own prizes!

Summer Reading Program Guidelines for Kids & Teens
Summer Programs for Kids & Teens
Sign up for Kids & Teens
Teen Program Information

Reading Program for Adults:

  • Pack your book bag and join us for a reading adventure this summer!
  • No sign up is required. Just pick up a Reading Log at the Library (or download below) and start reading! Or fill one out when you return your books—we try to make it easy!
  • Read a book from each of the five categories on the map and write in the book title.
  • Adult library books, e-books, and audiobooks checked out from the PPL are eligible.
  • Once your journey is complete, turn in your Reading Log to the Reference Desk (second floor) to receive your very own Adventure Begins Book Bag!
  • Reading logs turned in before August 2 will be eligible for a for the Grand Prize Drawing!

Adventure Begins Adult Reading Log



Did you just read all this looking for information about Summer Story Time? Sorry! Please click here or to go our calendar page.