This summer you can Imagine your Story using a variety of programs on our online platforms. See your favorite children’s librarians present storytimes accompanied by two afternoon children’s programs every week such as puppet shows, STEM activities, and art programs.

For teens, stay tuned to the Cloud 901 Instagram page for a variety of offerings including Escape Rooms and robotics demonstrations!

For all you adult bibliophiles, adult book clubs will be meeting regularly through our Zoom platform. Be sure to check your local branch or our online events calendar for the schedule. There will also be regularly scheduled adult programs and Friday Night Porch concerts by local artists.

Saturday will be family day featuring magic, science, music, theatre, and more.

And don’t forget that we are offering FREE Virtual Summer Camps for ages 9-18. Our wonderful MPL staff will teach teens about Robotics, Music Production, and Stop Motion. Our AutoZone STEM camps for age 12-18 will also be offered. For tweens, join us for the Society for Information Management STEM camps. Applications are open through June 15. Apply today at

Start Reading

Kids, tweens, teens, and adults can register to be part of the Explore Memphis Summer Reading program to read and earn great prizes!

  • Register: You can register online or at any branch of Memphis Public Libraries.
  • Read: Read or be read to for at least 20 minutes a day. Keep track of your time and log it online. Reading logs are also available at all of our branches.
  • Log your Reading:  You can log your reading online or bring your reading Log to the library. Online, you can earn badges as you reach reading milestones.
  • Prizes – virtual and real items. Teens and adults can win gift cards and gift cards and Samsung tablet for. Each branch will give away two Razor A Scooters and a wide variety of bi-weekly prizes. And, of course, everyone can win BOOKS!