Kids - Fizz, Boom, Read

Summer Reading at your local WCCLS library is tons of fun for kids. Registration starts on June 1st. Please sign up just once, and at one library.

See all the fun happening this summer!

Awesome EventsCool PrizesGreat Books

Learn how Summer Reading helps kids retain school learning


Awesome Events

WCCLS brings great Summer Reading performers to visit each of our member libraries each year. See who's visiting this summer!

WCCLS member libraries also have scheduled events for Summer Reading. See those here.

The Charlie Brown Show

Comedy and daring feats of juggling all rolled up into one great big guy, affectionately known as Charlie Brown. Juggling fun for the whole family!

See dates and times for Charlie Brown's performances

Mad Science: Spin! Pop! Boom!

How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!

See dates and times for Mad Science's performances

Red Yarn Productions – Deep Woods Naturalist

Calling all naturalists! Sing, dance and laugh along with Red Yarn and his lovable critters as they take you on a scientific journey into the Deep Woods.

See dates and times for Red Yarn Production's performances


Cool Prizes

Just for signing up for Summer Reading, you'll get...

One free general admission ticket to a Portland Thorns Soccer game

Sunday, July 20 – 2 p.m. | Portland Thorns FC vs. Boston Breakers
Sunday, August 3 – 2 p.m. | Portland Thorns FC vs. Houston Dash

  • One adult ticket must be purchased at the time of redemption
  • Redemption form must be turned in at the Providence Park box office on the day of game. Subject to availability. Redeem early!

Free fun at Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center

  • Free round of miniature golf or Kidopolis Playland admission

One free swim coupon to a Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation pool

  • Kids ages 1-18 will receive a swim coupon good for a free admission at any THPRD pool
  • Swim coupon may be used during regularly scheduled drop-in times between June 1 – December 31, 2014

If you meet your Summer Reading goal, you'll get...

A Portland Trail Blazers ticket voucher for a pre-season game

  • One adult ticket must be purchased at the time of redemption

Oaks Amusement Park discounted Deluxe Ride Bracelet

  • Get a Deluxe Ride Bracelet (valued at $16) for only $5.50!


Great Books


Chapter Books

Picture Books

See more great reading suggestions for kids


Benefits of Summer Reading

Research shows that kids who read for pleasure during the summer do better when they get back to school in the fall, while kids who don't can slide backward in all subject areas.

The summer months offer great opportunities for kids to improve their reading and writing skills. Here are some simple things adults can do to help:

  • Model good literacy behavior – let your child see you reading for pleasure
  • Read and write with your child – make grocery lists together and exchange letters or emails with family and friends during vacations
  • Listen to audio books during car trips
  • Tell stories and sing songs together