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Read, earn prizes, and participate in special programs all summer long! 

About the program

Challenge yourself to read all summer long! Join us June 1 - August 10 for this year's Summer Reading Program. The theme is Adventure Begins at The Library, and we will have reading logs, bonus activities, and special programs for all ages to enjoy.

Reading Logs

Participants set their own daily reading goal and log each day they reach that goal. Choose between a digital or paper reading log. Paper logs can be picked up at the library, or downloaded to print at home.


Click here to preview available book prizes.

Once you sign up, you will get one book to keep along with the opportunity to earn more prizes:

  • Read for 15 days to earn a book

  • Read for 30 days to earn a second and third book

  • Read for 60 days to earn a fourth book


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Log your reading online:

Click the button below to sign up on READsquared. Log in or create an account. Family members can be added from your primary account, or they can sign up separately. Once you are logged in, you will be able to enroll in the Summer Reading Program. 

NOTE: If you are already signed up for a different program on READsquared, you will need to create a new or secondary account to join the Summer Reading Program. Please call 208-459-3242 if you need assistance. 

Super Reader Log

Have you finished your first reading log and are ready for the next challenge? Stop by the library’s front desk anytime and ask for a Super Reader log. Complete an additional 30 days of reading for an additional prize and bragging rights! Super Reader logs can be requested July 1 through July 27.   

Bonus Activities

If you are looking for something more to do on top of reading this summer? Try out or Summer Reading Bingo! The Bingo card is filled with fun, family-friendly activities. Complete an entire row of activities to earn a button, or complete all activities to earn a 3D print!

Bingo sheets can be picked up at the library or downloaded to print at home.

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Special Programs

Special programs will begin the week of June 3, 2024.


Join us every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and select Mondays at 6:00 p.m. for fun programs! Discover even more library programs on our events calendar.

Please note that programs held in our Community Room will have a capacity limit of 100 people. Participants will be admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Program Schedule

Monday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm: Gardening For Kids (Serenity Park)

Wednesday, June 5 @ 11:00 am: Art and Ice Cream in the Park (Serenity Park)

Wednesday, June 12 @ 11:00 am: Sockeyes at Wolfe Field (Wolfe Field)

Monday, June 17 @ 6:00 pm: Story Walk In The Park (Sebree Park)

Wednesday, June 26 @ 11:00 am: Build Your Own Tent (Library Community Room)

July Programs 

Monday, July 1 @ 6 pm: Water Bottle Rockets (Serenity Park)

Wednesday, July 3 @ 11 am: Make Your Own Ice Cream (Serenity Park)

Wednesday, July 10 @ 11 am: Team Idaho Therapy Dogs

Monday, July 15 @ 6 pm: Water Block Party (Serenity Park)

Wednesday, July 17 @ 11 am: Birds of Prey with the Peregrine Fund

Wednesday, July 24 @ 11 am: Ballet Folklorico

Monday, July 29 @ 6 pm: Roll a Story (Serenity Park)

Wednesday, July 31 @ 11 am: Splatter Art in the Park (Serenity Park)

August Programs 

Wednesday, August 7 @ 10 am: FREE Movie at Luxe Theater - Dispicable Me 4 (Max Capacity 200 People)


We can't thank these businesses enough for sponsoring the Caldwell Public Library Summer Reading Program! They are FANTASTIC and we couldn't support the community without them.


Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Contact us today: or call 208.459.3242

Thank you to our sponsors:

West Valley Humane Society
Book it Forward! Idaho
Summer Reading Sponsor - Friends of the Caldwell Public Libray
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Idaho Power, an IDACORP Company
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Lions International Logo
Summer Reading Sponsor - Caldwell Optimists
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World Center for Birds of Prey Logo
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Flying M Coffee Logo
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Snake River Stampede Logo
Sonic Logo
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