City of Longmont, CO

05/10/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/10/2023 10:00

Summer Reading is back at the Longmont Library!

The Longmont Public Library kicks off their Summer Reading Program for patrons aged birth through adult from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, May 25, with an outdoor event at Sunset Pool, 1900 Longs Peak Ave.

Join your Longmont Librarians and Recreation Services for a fun evening outside celebrating the beginning of summer. Pick up your Summer Reading Bingo Board or Textual Pursuit board for adults, Summer Events Calendar for kids and teens, swim in the pool, slide down the water slides and even sign up for swim lessons. Librarians will be on-hand to answer any questions about the program and to recommend great books to check out this summer!

Textual Pursuit - For adults

Read books by category to fill in your pie and have a chance to win a $50 Downtown gift card! Color in each space with the appropriate color and/or write the book's title that you read for that category. Have 3 or more books/categories filled? Hand in your board to the second floor Reference Desk and be entered to win a $50 Downtown gift card! You can receive additional entries for each category past the initial three (i.e. For four categories completed, you'll receive one additional entry for a total of two entries). Download your card starting May 25 or pick one up from the Reference Desk on the second floor.

Summer BINGO - For birth through 12th graders

Be sure to get a BINGO board and complete the activities and/or reading challenges on the board between May 25 and July 31. Fill in a row, column, or diagonal and turn the board in by July 31st to qualify for a free book prize! Finish the entire BINGO board and in addition to a free book and bookstore coupons you'll be entered into our grand prize drawing. One BINGO board per Summer Reader.

"We can't wait for summer at the Library; it's our favorite time of year as we get to see so many old and new friends!" Claire Studholme, the Longmont Library's Children and Teen Services Manager, said. "We hope you'll stop by, check out some books, and events and play Summer Reading Bingo with us."

Summer programs for kids and teens

The Library will offer many free, in-person events this summer! The Children and Teen Services Librarians aim to bring kids, teens, and their families together this summer through books, play, exploring, community, and fun. View the full line-up at

Some highlights include: