Read, Learn, and Explore!

It’s that time again. This summer, the Memphis Public Libraries are your free ticket to a summer full of reading and loads of fun activities all June and July. And the best part? All MPL programs are free and open to the public. This summer we’ve gone virtual allowing you to register and log reading online! So, the more you read, the more chances you have to win cool prizes!


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About Explore Memphis

When children and teens don’t read during the summer, they lose important knowledge and skills gained during the school year. This is called the summer slide. The slide isn’t something easily made up, either; children don’t catch up the following school year, because other children are moving ahead with their skills. At MPL, we’re determined to help families prevent this slide by offering opportunities to read and learn throughout the summer.

Did you know?

  • Combining reading, learning, and exploration improves student interest and academic growth.
  • Reading improves your overall health and it increases mental stimulation and relaxation, among other health benefits
  • Reading and learning together helps families bond and grow.

Questions? Call us at 901-415-2700

Track Your Reading Progress

First day to log reading: Saturday, May 30
Last day to record reading: Saturday, August 1

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