Summer Reading

Welcome to Summer Reading 2022!

Everyone is welcome to take part in themed activities, in person programming and virtual programs, and be entered to win fun prizes at the end of the summer. We encourage reading and family engagement to support lifelong learning for all, so we hope you'll join us for a creature-filled summer packed with stories, crafts, and outdoor adventures!

How to Sign Up

You can sign up in the Beanstack Tracker App, online at or visit your local branch.

How to Win

All summer reading participants will be eligible to win small prizes throughout the summer.
Everyone who completes the challenge will be entered into a drawing for the summer prizes.

Log your activities online or bring completed game boards to the library by August 13th. Additional copies of the game boards will be available on our website.

Readers who complete the Summer Reading Challenge will be eligible to win: family passes to the National Aquarium, family passes to the Maryland State Science Center, and family passes to the Maryland State Fair. One lucky reader will be crowned "Grand Champion Reader" from Wicomico and attend a special ceremony at the state fair on August 27.

Those finishing their Beanstack game boards will also be eligible to win one of four "Beach Bags of Fun" which include ocean-themed toys, books, a beach towel and surprises!

Summer Prizes and Gameboards

Summer Reading Lists

ALSC Summer Reading List Birth - Pre-K (PDF)
ALSC Summer Reading List Kindergarten - Grade 2 (PDF)
ALSC Summer Reading List Grade 3 - Grade 5 (PDF)
ALSC Summer Reading List Grade 6 - 8 (PDF)

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

Saturday, June 18th from 3-5 pm

Join us as we kick off the 2022 Summer Reading program at the Pittsville Branch! We will have Mr. Softee providing free ice cream for everyone attending and the Funny Farm Petting Zoo will be on hand with lots of lovable barnyard animals! Kids can sign up for the Summer Reading program and get some fun giveaways. Drums Around the World Drum Circle with Ted Nichols will be there too: Kids and adults will be able to take part in this immersive experience where they will be able to participate in spontaneous individual creation of music with drums and other instruments while being part of the group. Also, come and experience our new Wicomico Public Libraries Mobile Learning Lab and have fun deep-sea diving in virtual reality.

Summer Events

Diving into Delicious Dishes
Virtual Cooking Class with Kiana Cherubin

Tuesdays, July 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration Required
Registration Links: July 5th - July 12th - July 19th - July 26th
Cookbook Recipes (PDF)

Summer Reading Sponsors 2022