Prince William Public Libraries Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales

Animals of all kinds roam lands, swim in the deep blue oceans, and soar through the air. Many have both a tail and a tale to share as part of this year’s Summer Reading theme, “Tails and Tales!” From June 14 – August 15, we invite you to join us for Summer Reading at Prince William Public Libraries.

To participate, register at any Prince William Public Library, online at, or through the Beanstack Tracker app on your smartphone. Track your progress by checking off completed activities. This year, we’re introducing a game card just for infants and toddlers, and have designed games cards just for grades K – 5 and 6 – 12 to keep them engaged and excited about reading all summer long. We will also have a Summer Reading Bucket List Challenge for adults to enjoy!

Come into any of our libraries after 10 activities for a free book and to be entered into a grand prize drawing. Complete all the activities for a bonus entry for the grand prize drawing.

We’ll be continuing virtual programming all summer long. You’ll recognize some of your favorites, like Puppetopia, Mr. Jon, and Wildlife Ambassadors, as well as some exciting new programs like Jim Gill Presents and Talewise. There will also be plenty of hands-on programs like STEAM and craft Take-and-Makes to enjoy. As we continue to monitor all guidelines and the status of the health of our county, we will also explore the possibility of offering in-person programming.

To get involved in Summer Reading fun, visit today!


– Prince William Public Libraries