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2023 Summer Reading Program & Library Road Trip

graphic for 2023 Library Road Trip (Umatilla County Special Library District)  with car, sun, cloud, & birds

Every library in Umatilla County will be participating in a SummerReading Road Trip. What does a Summer Reading Road Trip look like? Keep reading to find out!

Visit every library in Umatilla County and, for the true adventurer, Morrow County as well. Check out how unique, beautiful and different each library is. Discover unique offerings at each library, and discover that you can check out a book, DVD, CD, etc. from each library using the library card you already have!

If you don’t have a library card yet, visit your local library and they can set you up with that as well.

Simply visit any library in Umatilla County. Start at your home library if you haven’t been there in a while. Pick up a bingo card (complete with road trip games and fun conversation questions) and cross off a square for each destination.

Along the way, each library will also gift you with a special tag unique to their library. Collect them all!

Don’t forget to visit the Morrow County libraries for an extra bonus, and Blue Mountain Community College as well. BMCC is a new addition this year and would love to welcome you into their library and show you the unique services they offer as a college library.

Return your bingo card to your home library to be in the running for prizes.

The benefits abound — see some beautiful country in our neck of the woods, meet the awesome library staff across the county, spend quality time with your people and be entered into the bucket for prizes.

In addition to Road Trip fun happening county-wide, each library has a list (many a mile long) of other fun programs and activities happening this summer.

Each library’s staff have been thinking about summer plans for your kids, so you won’t have to. Be sure to find out what your specific community library has in store when you stop by for your bingo card.

In addition, many of our counties’ libraries work hard to plan activities, not just for your kids, but for your teens and adults too.

All in all, no one living in Umatilla County should lack adventure this summer. The Road Trip is a fun family activity for families with no travel plans or those who need to fill hours during quieter weeks of summer.

And every library offers a plethora of activities for young and old alike. Get a head start on your summer by stopping by your closest library to check out your options.

The theme for this year's summer reading program is "Find Your Voice!" 


For a listing of Umatilla County public library websites - click here.


Library Road Trip Challenge! flyer - summer 2023 reading program