Summer Reading Program Returns to St. Pete Libraries

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Summer Reading Program Returns to St. Pete Libraries

St. Petersburg, FL (May 19, 2023) – Readers of all ages are invited to explore the Summer Reading Program, All Together Now, with the St. Petersburg Library System this summer.

Free educational summer programming will be offered May 27 through July 30, 2023 with a focus on community-building and things that bring people together. The nine-week offering encourages readers of all ages to keep reading and learning over the summer while school is out. This year’s theme, All Together Now, celebrates community.

Summer programming will kick off at the James Weldon Johnson Community Library where participants can pick up a Summer Programming Guide and take-home activities. Participants can also download the Summer Programming Guide at

Summer Kickoff Event
Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
James Weldon Johnson Community Library
1059 18th Ave. S

The Summer Programming Guides for youth include information on free programming, take-home crafts, reading challenges and prizes, curated book bundles and more. Additionally, youth readers can participate in Reading with the Rays to receive two tickets to a Tampa Bay Rays game and other prizes.

The Summer Programming Guide for adults includes information on lectures, discussions and more for adult readers to promote lifelong learning.

The City of St. Petersburg, in partnership with Summer BreakSpot, provides free meals to children 18 years and younger at several locations throughout St. Pete during summer break. The James Weldon Johnson Community Library and the South Community Library are participating locations and free meals will be available on weekdays starting May 31 through August 5 from 12 to 1 p.m. More locations can be found at

More information about the St. Petersburg Library System’s summer programming can be found at