Summer Reading Program 2022


Summer of 2022 is filled with OCEANS OF POSSIBILITIES at Montgomery County Public LibrariesIn alignment with Montgomery County’s priorities, MCPL’s Summer Reading Challenge! is going green.


This year, students will read towards a communal goal to make a tangible difference in local conservation efforts. Children and Teens will complete missions by reading books, doing activities, and attending virtual or in-person library programs, such as the county-wide kick-off event at Rockville Library on June 18. 


As students complete missions, the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County MD, will make contributions to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, which in turn will plant trees along the watershed, plant oysters in the Bay, and clean up animal habitats. The Summer Reading Challenge! begins June 15 and runs through August 31, 2022; full details are on MCPL’s website. 


A highlight of mid-summer will be Shark Appreciation Week, when students will have the opportunity to participate in many shark-themed events at MCPL branches. And they can pick up a Flat Shark Finley to take on their summer adventures, which they can then share through social media.   

 Please view this brief video overview of the program and fun promotional video to learn more.  Plus, you can share a variety of updated MCPL video booktalks, and the e-flyer!