2022 Summer Reading Programs

Oceans of Possibilities

June 1st – July 31st

Dive into an Ocean of Possibilities at the Library this summer!

Use the READSquared app or site to log your reading minutes. When you’ve reached a reward visit the library to pick up your prize.

Early Literacy/Pre-K (birth to age 5)

Introducing the Early Literacy program for our youngest participants. If your child is right on the boundary of the two programs, please choose whichever you feel is a better fit. Children are welcome in one or the other program, but not both simultaneously. Track the time your child listens to books. Log their minutes, keep going as the minutes become hours. We have a prize for them for 5 hours (300 minutes) of reading/listening and another at 10 hours (600 minutes). Participants earn digital badges at READsquared immediately upon completion. Come in to the library to pick up their prizes. Prizes will be available from June 13 to July 31. Join us for storytimes and fun events with special visitors throughout the summer.

Children (grades K-6)

Track reading and listening time. Log your minutes, keep going as the minutes become hours. We have a prize for you for 5 hours (300 minutes) of reading and another at 10 hours (600 minutes) of reading. Earn digital badges at READsquared immediately upon completion. Come in to the library to pick up your prizes. Prizes will be available from June 13 to July 31. Too easy? Submit a book review and try a mission. We’d love for you to read with us all summer long! Book suggestions will be offered at every Wednesday Workshop session with an option for K-3 and another for kids grades 4-6.

Teen (entering grades 7-12)

Log your minutes read on the READSquared platform to dive deeper and earn prizes. Rewards on sign-up, at 600 minutes, and at 1,200 minutes of logged reading time. Attend Wednesday programs for a chance to earn a gift card, and come by on Friday afternoons for teen-only time in our new Creative Lab.

Download the teen program booklet.

Adult (age 18+)

Summer Reading is not just for kids! Adults (18 and older) are welcome to sign up for the Adult program. Record your minutes and earn prizes. Parents – you can record the minutes read to your children, too! Don’t forget to join us for weekly adults-only programs each Tuesday night.

Download the adult program list.

May Children’s Department News

Dear Parents:
Happy Spring! The children’s department staff misses our families and hope that you are all healthy and coping with staying in your homes, instead of enjoying your many activities, including visiting the library.
We have been busy ordering and processing new books for your children, creating materials for our summer reading club, making room on the shelves for new books, and working with the architects to finalize the plans for the construction of the new children’s area in the library.

Bad news: We do not yet know when the library will be opening again. We are planning a contactless “curbside pickup” of reserved items and intend to start that service on May 20. (Please see Nick’s announcement about this on the website.) We are developing plans for reopening the library at some time in the summer, too.
We will not be able to offer the “Lap Sit”, “Time for Twos”, “Music & Fun”, and Preschool Story and Craft programs until late summer or possibly early fall. Instead of lego builders club meetings and craft and science events during the summer, we will be creating weekly craft bags for children. (More information about the craft bags will be available when we open again.)
Good news: We will be offering summer reading clubs for children, teens, and adults. They will just be a little different this year …..

Our Children’s Summer Reading Club is for children who are ages 1 through 12. (Students who are entering 7th grade may participate in the children’s department club or the teen club.)
The program is for listeners as well as readers.
Children are not required to have a library card, but the registering adult must have an email address.
Children will have the choice of recording the number of pages, books, or minutes read.
Everyone will be able to register online. Parents will need to register their children. Check our newsletter and the library website in June to learn how to register your families.

Register: June 15 to July 26
Read: June 15 to July 26
Collect Prizes: Dates to be announced after July 1

IF the library is able to reopen during summer reading time, children may register in person at that time, if they prefer to use the paper forms to record their reading activity. Also, all children who register, either online or in person, will be able to collect their summer reading bags as soon as the library opens.
We will announce the dates of prize collection after we know when the library will be open again.
Happy Reading!