Make a Splash this Summer with Wake County Public Libraries

Tails and Tales Book Illustration

Wake County Public Libraries is excited to announce its adventure-filled Summer @ the Library program will kick off on June 14. The theme is “Tails and Tales,” and it’s overflowing with opportunities to read great books, enjoy unique experiences and win prizes.

“Summer is the perfect time to read for pleasure and discover what your local public library has to offer,” said Vickie Adamson, vice chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners.  “From toddlers to seniors, Summer @ the Library offers something for everyone to enjoy.”

School-aged Kids:

Pick up an Outdoor Adventure Journal filled with exciting activities to keep you reading, creating, exploring and discovering all summer long! From science experiments to outdoor games and crafts, you're sure to find your next great summer adventure. Visit the library to continue the fun and check out great books.


Looking for that next can’t-put-it-down, stay-up-all-night book? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just take our “Hook a Book Quiz,” and we’ll match you up with some great new reads. Request the books online and pick them up at your local library when they’re ready. You can also test your problem-solving skills with three new thrilling virtual Escape Rooms.


Chat with librarians about great books to read, participate in virtual programs with local writers and more.

Young Child:

Ask your librarian about Play Your Way to K, a Kindergarten readiness game that incorporates talking, singing, reading, writing and playing toward a successful launch to kindergarten. Stop by any library to pick up a game board.

New special activities like scavenger hunts, puzzles, crafts and more will be available each week for all ages. Pick up an activity sheet in the library or check our website for new additions. For every activity you complete, you’ll be entered into a drawing for cool prizes like STEM activity kits, 3-D printing pens, YETI mugs and more.

Summer @ the Library runs through Aug. 14, and readers are welcome to get involved at any time.

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