What’s summer reading all about?

Maricopa County Reads is an online summer reading program for all ages! This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library”. Pre-registration begins May 1 and you can start logging activity from June 1 to August 1, 2024. Its aim is to help maintain and improve literacy skills and emphasize the fun of reading for participants of all ages.

Please, only create one account per person.



How do I sign up?

You can sign up at maricopacountyreads.org or at your local library starting May 1! You do need an online account to track points and earn prizes.

How does it work?

Create an account online at maricopacountyreads.org or ask us to help you at the library. Kids 0-11 can use the physical gameboards, available at your library, to track their participation. But they also need to have an online account to earn prizes. Your library can help enter your activity. Click here to learn more about how to track reading on your gameboard.

Earn one point for every minute you read and enter these online. You can earn additional points and unlock digital badges by completing challenges, finding secret codes, visiting a community experiences and library events. Your library can help enter your activity.

How do I log my reading?

Log in to maricopacountyreads.org, the reading log is located in the center of your dashboard. Enter the number of minutes you have read and click “Submit.” The book title and author fields are optional and there if you want to track those things. View your list of titles by selecting “My Profile” and “Books”.

Click here to learn more about how to track reading on your gameboard.

What are digital badges?

Badges are in-game marks of achievement. You can earn badges by entering minutes into your reading log, completing reading and activity challenges, and entering secret codes given out at library events and community experiences.

How do I earn prizes?

To earn prizes, you must create an account and log your activity online at maricopacountyreads.org. Earn points by reading, completing challenges and finding secret codes. You will earn prizes at 500, 750, and 1,000 points (other point milestones may vary by library). Pick up prizes from your library as you play. No need to wait until the end of the program!

500 points (while supplies last):

  • Peter Piper Pizza: personal pan pizza for kids 0-11 (must be redeemed at your library)
  • Raising Cane’s: free drink for all ages (must be redeemed at your library)

750 points:

  • AZ State Parks Pass for kids 5-11, teens and adults (must be redeemed at your library) Daily entrance into the State Parks is free to kids in the prereader age group.
  • Phoenix Mercury, up to 4 tickets for all ages (redeemed through a link sent through in-game mail)

1,000 points: Free book for all ages (redeemed through the online bookstore, link sent through in-game mail)

Challenge yourself to read and log 20 minutes of reading every day for a chance to win awesome weekly drawing prizes! Prize drawings are held throughout the Summer Reading Program. Prizes, drawing criteria, and frequency of drawings may vary by library. A valid phone number or email address may be required to win a prize. Please contact your local library for more information about available prizes these may vary.


For more FAQ visit maricopacountyreads.org