Locations at the JDL

Track your reading, win prizes, and discover something new in an all-ages reading challenge.

Simply read anything (yes, anything, from daunting novels to breezy comics) between June 1 and July 31, log your time online, and enter to win a wide variety of prizes including gift cards to local favorites like Cascades Ice Cream, Jackson 10 Movie Theater, Meckley's Flavor Fruit Farm, Axe Play, and the Jackson YMCA, among other prizes. Every four hours read gets you an entry into a prize drawing of your choice.

Parents and guardians of those who can’t read earn a free book for signing up and another for completing the program. A total of two hours of reading to your toddler or loved one enters them into a prize drawing. Books, magazines, graphic novels - even the website you’re reading right now - count toward your reading goal. Printable reading logs can be found here.

During the months of June and July all of our branches throughout Jackson County will host family-themed programs and events. A full calendar of events can be found below.

  • At JDL, we know that keeping Jackson County residents reading over the summer is more important than ever - especially for students. The "summer slide" is a decline in reading ability that can occur over the summer months when school isn't in session. Our Summer Discover program is a free, annual reading initiative for all ages that can help to curb the "summer slide."

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