Summer Stride 2019 June 1 through August 18
Summer Reading is Coming!

What Is Summer Stride?

Summer Stride is the Library’s annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. From June 1 through August 18, we’re hosting over 1,000 free events to:

  • Deepen reading enjoyment
  • Spark STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning
  • Connect with mindful experiences in nature

Pick up a Summer Stride Guide, packed full of our summer programs, at any branch library or the Main Library, or download at the link below. And follow #SummerStride and #LibrariesForAll to keep up with all the fun!

Summer Stride Guide 2019 (PDF)

How to Join

Beginning June 1, pick up a tracker at any library branch or the Main Library to record your reading, listening, and learning time, and work your way to a coveted finishing prize! Time spent at the Library counts towards your goal, so get the Stride Guide, which lists all our free summer events, activities, and programs.

Also, check out San Francisco Unified School District's Summer Reading List (PDF) for great recommended reads.

Earn the Summer Prize

Summer Stride tote Get your very own Summer Stride Library tote bag, our 2019 finishing prize, featuring artwork by Zachariah OHora, illustrator of the picture book Bikes for Sale by Carter Higgins. All ages are eligible to receive the prize after completing 20 hours of reading, listening, learning and library time. The finishing prize will be available starting June 15.

Enter Weekly Raffles

All library visitors* can enter a weekly raffle at their neighborhood library location, beginning June 1. Raffle prizes include free passes to local museums, sporting events and attractions. There are separate raffles for youth and adults at each location. Visit your local library for details.
*Limit of one raffle ticket per person, per day.

2019 Weekly Raffle Schedule (PDF)

Explore Local National Parks

The San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy have teamed up again in 2019 to provide FREE shuttles from library branches to national park sites. Browse the upcoming shuttle trips, and check in with your local library branch with questions. Families and all ages are welcome!

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