CCPL's summer reading program begins June 2

CCPL's summer reading program begins June 2

Release date: 5/31/2018

Cuyahoga County Public Library’s "Libraries Rock" Saturday, June 2nd
County residents of all ages are invited to register and earn the chance to win prizes

County residents of all ages are invited to register for Cuyahoga County Public Library’s (CCPL) 2018 Libraries Rock summer reading program. 
WHAT: Registered participants track the amount of time they spend reading during the summer to earn prize raffle entries. Beginning Saturday, June 2, 2018, participants may track their reading time online or on printed summer reading program game boards available free at all 27 CCPL locations
WHEN: Registration is now open. The official program dates are Saturday, June 2, 2018, through Saturday, August 4, 2018. 
WHERE: Register online or at any CCPL branch or CCPL’s MetroHealth Service Point. 
WHY: Students may forget between one to three months of learning during summer vacation. Research has shown that summer reading is a strong predictor of students’ summer learning loss or gain. More reading correlates with learning gain, while little or no reading correlates with learning loss.   
Prize Information: Participants who register for the Libraries Rock summer reading program will receive a registration prize, while supplies last. Grand prizes include but are not limited to tickets to see School of Rock at Playhouse Square, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame "Family Roller" membership, a Cleveland Monster's "Cave Crew" experience, and a Cleveland Metroparks Zoo "Family Select" membership and other prizes. 
Libraries Rock summer reading program registration and midpoint prizes are made possible by Mitchell’s Ice Cream and Chipotle Mexican Grill.  
For summer reading program registration, instructions, prize information and recommended summer math activities please visit

In conjunction with the start of the summer reading program, CCPL branches are hosting a variety of family-friendly celebrations, including:

Rockin' and Rollin' Dance Party
Dance fever has invaded the library! We’re turning down the lights for a glow-in-the-dark dance party. The room won't be completely dark, so even tiny dancers can join the fun! Get ready to bop till you drop. Intended for children ages 3 and up accompanied by a responsible adult. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is required for all who plan to attend – children and caregivers.  
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 / 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Berea Branch / 7 Berea Commons / 440.234.5475

Join us for our summer reading kickoff with our own Rock-a-Palooza! Make your own musical instruments and show off your talents in front of our green screen. Afterward, you can register for our summer reading program and also play our Rock-a-Palooza scavenger hunt!
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
WHERE: Garfield Heights Branch / 5409 Turney Road / 216.475.8178
Summer Reading Kickoff & Ice Cream Social
All ages are invited to enjoy ice cream and celebrate the start of the summer reading program.
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 / 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
WHERE: Parma Heights Branch / 6206 Pearl Road / 440.884.2313

About Cuyahoga County Public Library
At Cuyahoga County Public Library we are committed to our mission of being at the center of community life by creating an environment where reading, lifelong learning and civic engagement thrive and our vision to be the most convenient library system in the country.

Hallie Rich
Communications & External Relations Director
Robert J. Rua
Assistant Marketing & Communications Director