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Austin TX 78711-2927

Person in a conoe reading a book with the title oceans of possibilities


The adventure begins on June 1 and continues through August 8!

This year we are trying something new for our TBP Summer Reading Program! The theme is Oceans of Possibilities. You will be able to get themed book lists and matching activity ideas, and enter a prize drawing at the end of summer by writing book reviews.

Sign up is open now and available for ALL AGES—children, teens, and adults!

For more information, keep reading, or call us at 1-800-252-9605.

We also encourage you to participate in your local library’s summer reading program for extra fun!

Summer Reading Program Guidelines:

  • The TBP Summer Reading Program will run from June 1 to August 8, 2022. Participants must be registered with the Talking Book Program. If you are not a patron of the Talking Book Program, visit our online application page.
  • Registration for the TBP Summer Reading Program is FREE and open now through August 8.  
  • After you register, you will receive an email or mail from us containing your Summer Reading Program book lists and activities to try.
  • Books for the Summer Reading Program are available both on BARD to download and by mail.
  • For more information check out our Summer Reading Program Blog: Click here.
  • To enter win the grand prize $50 Amazon gift card, you can submit up to five book reviews.
  • There are three options for submitting your review:

Get Books: You can have instant access to all of the titles on the book list if you are signed up for our Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. Every title on the reading lists can be found in BARD. Contact a reader services consultant if you are not signed up for BARD and get registered so you can download books directly to your Android or Apple devices. We can also send you cartridges with your book selections. Email us at tbp.bard@tsl.texas.gov or call 1-800-252-9605.

Reading Challenge Ideas (Reading Motivations)

•    Review a book and send it to us for a chance to win a prize at the end of summer
•    Read a book (or five!) from the themed book list
•    Read from a genre you have not read before
•    Read to a pet, another person, or stuffed animal
•    Start a book club with your friends or family  
•    Have us send you a random book to try
•    Read a book that takes place during your favorite season
•    Read a book that was made into a movie
•    Read a book published the year you were born
•    Read an award-winning book

Ideas para desafíos de lectura

Activities by Age Group

Youth activities listing. Child sitting on a sea horse reading a book.              Teen activities image of a sailboat and two teens sitting reading.                Adult Activities image of lady sitting on chair reading a book.              

Youth Activities
Teen Activities
Adult Activities

Actividades por grupos de edad


End of Program Survey

Page last modified: May 31, 2022