The Jewish Library of Baltimore Summer Reading Program

We’re proud to present our 8th annual Summer Reading Program, kicking off on June 7 and running through September 6.

This program is open to all children ages 0 – 18 who are eager to explore new worlds and discover the magic of reading. To participate, register your child(ren) online and visit our Library to select five (or more) books on their age and reading level, then start reading. We’ll provide your child(ren) with a bookmark to keep track of your progress, and when they complete the program, turn in each bookmark to us and receive a prize to celebrate their reading achievement!

Kick off the Summer Reading Program with us on Friday, June 7 at our Library. Stop by any time between 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pick up your books, a bookmark and a FREE tasty Kona Ice treat!

We’re proud to partner with PJ Library. Thank you to T. Rowe Price for their ongoing support of our Summer Reading Program.

Library Location:

5708 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21215
Jewish Community Center, Auditorium

Need assistance? Please contact Stacey Weinberg at (410) 735-5018 or via email.

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2: p.m.


If you have additional questions, please contact Stacey Weinberg at (410) 735-5018 or

Begin by registering online for the program. Once you’re registered, stop by our Library to pick up your bookmark and choose books from our collection to check out and read. Participants must read a minimum of five books on their age and reading level from the Jewish Library of Baltimore. Track your progress on your bookmark. As you finish, head back to our Library to return your books and borrow more. Bring your completed bookmark to us beginning June 17 through September 6, 2024 and receive a fun prize! The prize must be used by September 8, 2024.

Kick off the Summer Reading Program with us on Friday, June 7 at our Library. Stop by any time between 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Pick up your books and bookmark, and get a tasty Kona Ice cream treat – on us!

Come to our Library and browse our bookshelves or reserve books through our online catalog and then pick them up.

Books can be returned any time the Park Heights JCC is open. Use the book return box in the JCC lobby or stop by our Library to return the books.

Sign up online for our Summer Reading program. Bookmarks can be picked up at our Kick Off Party on Friday, June 7 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. or come into the Library to get your bookmark when you pick out books to read.

Prizes for completing the Summer Reading Program can be picked up from our Library beginning on June 17. Your Library account must be in good standing in order to receive a prize.

Beginning on June 17, after your child has completed their summer reading and filled out their bookmark, bring it into the Library and receive your prize. Our hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

All Summer Reading Program participants will receive a prize for completing their reading. Children aged 3 and under will receive age-appropriate prizes.


Yes, a parent/guardian must be present when the child picks up his or her prize, as well as when the child signs up for the program, if in-person.

On Friday, September 6 before 2:00 p.m.

Prizes must be redeemed by Sunday, September 8.

Absolutely! Reading can and should be a family event. If your child has difficulty reading alone, by all means assist him or her.

No, the parent/guardian of the child must be present for program sign-up as well as prize pick-up.

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