CALS Presents “Libraries Rock!” 2018 Summer Reading Club

Registration is open for Central Arkansas Library System’s Summer Reading Club.  Bibliophiles of all ages can participate in the music-themed reading program designed to celebrate the ways that “libraries rock.”  Registration is free and available online at

Summer Reading Club features weekly programs for a variety of ages across all CALS locations. The online system allows users to log reading progress and other library activities, earn digital badges, and compete for weekly prizes. Participants may visit any CALS library to learn more about incentives and activities including the summer bingo activity for kids.  Everyone who registers for summer reading club is eligible to receive a free tote bag (while supplies last) and a free general admission ticket to the Arkansas Travelers game at Dickey-Stephens park on July 26. Participants may visit a library branch after July 1 to pick up a ticket.

Other special programs include appearances by Tommy Terrific, the Kinders, Craig, O’Neill, and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra Ensemble. All library programs are free, but a library card is required to check out books and other materials.

Date(s) Event Location(s)
Tuesday, May 29 Registration opens
Saturday, June 9 Kidstock Family Music Festival Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
Monday, June 11 Weekly programs begin All CALS branches
Wednesday, July 4 CALS Closed – July 4th observed All CALS branches
July 23-28 Awards Week All CALS branches
Thursday, July 26 Library Night at the Arkansas Travelers Dickey-Stephens Park
Saturday, July 28 SRC Celebration: Libraries Rock! Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
Monday, July 30 Musical Cinema: The Greatest Showman Sing-along Version (PG) Ron Robinson Theater

CALS Summer Reading Club program is made possible by the taxpayers of Pulaski and Perry counties and by generous sponsors: Friends of Central Arkansas Libraries (FOCAL), Windstream, and Arvest.  This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information about Summer Reading Club, contact Ellen Samples at or call (501) 918-3059.