Tails and Tales Summer Adventure with Knox County Public Library
Read, explore, earn prizes!

Read. Explore. Earn prizes!Summer Adventure prize pickup has been extended to September 5. 

There's still plenty of time to pick up an adventure sheet, join us, and claim some amazing prizes! 

Summer Challenges

 Complete 20 challenges to earn your prize package. Challenges include going on an adventure; creating a craft or letter; attending a library program; and reading and logging in the Tails and Tales reading challenge. Pick up a game card at any library location to get started or print your own.


 Kids and teens will earn a reward package of area treats and attractions, plus a Read City USA keychain. From pizza to ice cream, comic books to museum admissions, there’s a reward for everyone. Available June 1.

Adults can earn a Read Around the World tote. (And know that by modeling the habit of reading, together we can grow kids who love to read!)

Register for Summer Programs

 Join us for outdoor programs designed for families to safely enjoy. For library programs, registration will be required due to limited spaces. (Registration is not required for the City of Knoxville's Kid A' Riffic events.)

Kid A' Riffic: Fun in the Park
Wednesdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Outdoor Storytimes
Tuesdays, registration required

Michael Messing Outdoor Magic Shows
Saturdays, registration required

Summer Art Show
Registration opens June 6, 2021

Tails and Tales Million-Hour Expedition

 Join Mayor Jacobs and Read City USA in a community-wide reading challenge! You’ll earn even more prizes when you log your reading in the Beanstack app (App Store or Google Play) or pick up a Field Guide at any library location.

Read City USA

logo for Read City USA - Knox County, Tennessee

Led by Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, Read City USA is a collaborative initiative to help all children learn to read early and well, thereby reaching their full potential in school and life.

This adventure made possible by: