Summer at Your Library 2024

June 1 to July 28, 2024

Participate in Orange County Library System's annual summer program, Adventure Begins at Your Library. Gather around to explore fun activities and events at a branch near you! Programs, classes and events will continue to be offered both in-person and online. Registration starts on Wednesday, May 1.

How to Participate

For youth ages 0-18, kicking off your summer reading adventure is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  • Youth ages 0-18 can register for the Summer at Your Library reading challenge through Beanstack or the paper reading tracker, which is available in EnglishHaitian CreolePortuguese, and Spanish.
  • Those who have registered for the Summer at Your Library reading challenge through Beanstack or the paper reading tracker may receive one free book between June 1-June 9 at any OCLS location, while supplies last.
  • Read any book(s) of your choice and track minutes read through Beanstack or on the paper tracker. 
  • Reading for 20 minutes a day is a great way to hit your goal!
  • Looking for your new book to read? Explore your love for reading with a book from our Summer Booklists for Early LearnersKids and Teens.

Your reading adventure can lead to some sweet rewards!

Adults can win prizes too! Learn more about Summer at Your Library for Adults >

*An Orange County Library regular, property owner, or fee card in good standing is required to be eligible to win grand prizes. Reciprocal borrowers, OCLS staff or members of their household, including board members and their families, are ineligible.

Sign up for an OCLS card or visit any of our Orange County Library locations to register for a library card in person.

Summer fun for everyone!

Ages 0-5

Early Learners will have a blast with storytimes and activities that make learning fun! Learn, grow and connect with engaging preschool programs designed for the littlest learners.

Ages 6-12

Kids will be motivated to learn, explore and create all summer long. Participate in experiences through which children can work cooperatively and make new friends.

Ages 13-18

Teens will experience positive interactions with their peers. Register for science, art and environmentally friendly events!

Adults 18+

Adults can learn, grow and connect with the library this summer through a variety of virtual and in-person events.

Melrose Center

Programming from the Melrose Center includes photo, video, maker, performing arts and digital design classes, teaching adults and teens to engage, create and innovate.

Technology Classes

Get techie with it! Show friends and family just how savvy you are after taking fun and exciting technology classes this summer! Options are available for kids, teens and adults.

Summer at Your Library Events

Meet a Gatorland Wrangler

Summer at Your Library

Registration Required
Thursday July 18 10:30am

Alafaya Branch (Alafaya - Back of Branch)

Event Categories: Animals & Pets; Music, Movies, Live Performances

Get ready for family fun with "The Alligator Capital of the World®.” Did you know alligator babies are also known as grunts? Learn about snakes, reptiles, and more up close. Recommended for ages 0-12.

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Registration Required
Thursday July 18 10:30am

Winter Garden Branch (Winter Garden - Program Area)

Event Categories: Music, Movies, Live Performances

Move and shake along with award-winning performer and YouTube sensation, Miss Patty! Stand up and dance to fun, engaging, and original education-based songs. Recommended for ages 0-5.

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Music with Evan and Vanessa

Summer at Your Library

No Registration Required
Thursday July 18 11:00am

Southeast Branch (Meeting Room 2)

Event Categories: Music, Movies, Live Performances

Enjoy an award-winning bilingual children's band. Sing along, tune in, and listen to peaceful music recently named "Best New Latin Kid's Music Groups". Recommended for ages 0-8.

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Dance Party with DJ Renee Adams

Summer at Your Library

Registration Required
Thursday July 18 11:00am

North Orange Branch

Event Categories: Music, Movies, Live Performances

Get ready to move and dance with this lively and engaging DJ. Challenge yourself to learn new dances and join in on the ones you know. A dance party for everyone to enjoy. Recommended for ages 0-12.

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