Skip to main content
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

2023 Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 – August 14, 2023

Sign up for our annual Summer Reading Challenge for a chance to win great prizes!

Read for fun and prizes this summer! Every 30 minutes spent reading or listening to a book earns you an entry into the prize drawing at the end of the challenge. Attend library programs and events to earn even more chances to win a great prize! Open to all ages.

Participating Is Easy As 1,2,3! 

For more details, see the official guidelines.

Sign Up for the Challenge

Register for our 2023 Summer Reading Challenge online or at any Miami-Dade Public Library System location. All library cardholders are welcome to join!

Read & Attend Library Programs

Read! Every 30 minutes spent reading or listening to a book earns you an entry into the prize drawing. eBooks, Audiobooks, comic books, magazines – all reading counts! Attend library programs and events to earn additional entries.

Submit Your Time & Repeat

Log in to your Summer Reading portal page and enter the amount of time spent reading and attending library programs. Remember, the more you read, the greater your chances of winning!

Avoid The "Summer Slide"

Children and teens who aren't actively reading or participating in other learning activities during the summer can succumb to the "summer slide," the loss of knowledge and achievement gains made during the school year.

Reading for just 20 minutes a day, listening to books and exploring new types of materials like magazines and online resources can help prevent summer learning loss and set kids up for success in the new school year. Best of all, these materials are available for free with your library card!

Parents and caregivers can also help stem the summer slide by reading in front of their children. It sets a good example for children who tend to read more when they see adults in their lives doing the same.

Summer Success Resources


Participants have the option to choose which prize drawing they would like their entries to go toward.

  • Bose Sound Link Bluetooth Speaker
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden One-Day Family Gift Pass
  • Frost Science Museum One-Day Family Guest Pass
  • HistoryMiami Museum Family Membership
  • Miami Book Fair gift basket, including kids’ books and MBF swag
  • Miami Children's Museum Family Membership
  • Miami Marlins Clubhouse Tickets and Batting Practice Passes
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Prize Packs
  • Restaurant and Store Gift Cards
  • Roomba® Robot Vacuum
  • Tickets to the Miami Book Fair Street Fair in November
  • And more!

Billy The Marlin's Summer Reading Challenge

Pick up a Billy The Marlin’s Summer Reading Challenge Field Card at any Miami-Dade Public Library System location to earn two tickets to a select 2023 Marlins home game. Complete special challenges and read your way around the bases!

Official Guidelines

  1. All Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) cardholders are eligible to participate. If you don’t have a card, you can register for an eCard online at or sign up for a physical card at any library location.

  2. To participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, sign up online and submit reading and activity logs through the online portal by visiting Call or visit any MDPLS location if you need registration assistance.

  3. Parents or legal guardians may create a family account and submit a reading and activity log on behalf of their children.

  4. Every half hour of reading time recorded in the online portal earns one entry into the prize drawing. Reading time should be reported in increments of 30 minutes. Books, eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, reading out loud together as a group – all reading counts!

  5. Participation in online or in-person library programs, Homework Help & Tutoring sessions or MDPLS Adult Learning Academy classes qualify for additional entries into the prize drawing. Participants will receive one additional entry per event attended and reported in the online portal.
  1. The downloadable reading and activity log is available to help you keep track of your reading progress. Only reading/activities submitted through the online portal qualify for a prize entry. If you need assistance entering your submissions, please visit any MDPLS library location.

  2. Participants may submit and/or update their reading and activity log in the online portal beginning Thursday, June 1 through Monday, August 14, 2023.

  3. All electronic entries received in the online portal by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, will be entered in the prize drawing.

  4. The prize drawing will be held the week of August 21. Winners will be notified by Tuesday, August 29, 2023.

  5. Employees of the Miami-Dade Public Library System are ineligible to participate in the prize drawing.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support.

      Frost Museum of Science Logo          History Miami Logo     Kiddos Magazine Logo   Miami Marlins Logo      Miami Book Fair Logo     Miami Children's Museum      Wendy's Logo