Summer Reading

Register for the 2021 Summer Reading Program at Brownell Library and celebrate all things animal with our Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program! The fun starts on June 21st; and offerings include in-person-outdoor programs, longer-term-outdoor experiences that families can appreciate at their leisure, kit-based programs, and virtual programs. For teens in grades 6-12, we are also offering volunteer opportunities. Interested teens should Register to Volunteer to see a full list of opportunities and to sign up. To protect those who do not yet have the option of being vaccinated, masks are required for all in-person programs.

Learn more about upcoming programs and volunteer opportunities on our events calendar or download our Summer Reading Brochures below to learn more about what’s available at Brownell this summer:

When you sign up for the Summer Reading Program we will create a curbside bag with your registration packet and reading log. You can also download reading logs below.

Everyone who participates in this year’s summer reading program is invited to our end of summer party with the No String Marionettes, where they will receive a free book. In addition, all participants will receive raffle tickets for reading, participating in live programs, sending a picture of their program participation to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or for volunteering (for teens). Starting June 25th, there will be a weekly participation drawing for a $25 Phoenix Gift Card, so be sure to report your participation each week! All raffle tickets will also be entered into end of summer raffles for young children and older children on August 17th, and a raffle for teens at our Teen Volunteer Party on August 19th. Raffle prizes include gift cards from local businesses like Phoenix Books, Sweet Clover, and Essex Cinemas, as well as a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Wishing you and your family good health and happy reading!

The Brownell Youth Team