All ages can join the fun for our 2021 Summer Reading Program! The theme this year is Tails & Tales. All summer, we will have prizes for kids, teens, and adults who use the library and read this summer. The Kids Summer Reading Program will run until August 27th. The teen and adult programs will end on August 7.
We will also have lots of fun outdoor programs throughout June, July, and August, including a monthly movie night for kids, an art club for teens, and a summer art series for adults! See all the details below.
Kids Summer Reading Program
Ages 3 and up can participate in our 2021 Summer Reading Program. Kids can pick up their book logs starting on June 18! We have three levels of summer reading prizes this year, and kids can start earning prizes on Monday, June 28.
Level 1: Show us your book logs and choose from:
- Silly putty
- And more!
Level 2: Complete a book review to be featured on our 5 Star Shelf and choose from:
- A full-sized candy bar
- Sidewalk Chalk
- Fancy Colored Pencils
- Origami Kits
- Reading Light
- And more!
Level 3: Make something based on the book you read! A story or poem, song, Lego design, painting or cake…anything you can imagine! You can only submit to this level once in July and once in August to choose from:
- A ticket to the Trevor Zoo (limited number of tickets; first come- first served)
- Free ice cream at Stewart’s
- Free children’s meal at the diner
- $25 Gift Card to Merritt Bookstore (limited number of gift cards; first come- first served)
Teen Summer Reading Program
Pre-Teens & Teens in grades 6-12 can answer weekly trivia questions about Young Adult books and submit their questionnaires to receive a free ice cream cone from Stewarts!
At the end of the summer, one name will be randomly selected from all the participants, to receive a $25 gift card to Merritt Bookstore. Answer as many questions as you can without the help of Google. New trivia questionnaires will be available on Mondays, and can also be completed and submitted online (coming soon!)
Adult Summer Reading Program
Adults can join in the fun too! You can read books, watch films, or attend one of our events to get a raffle ticket for our summer program this year. You can fill out a raffle ticket in the library or online.
Many local businesses generously donated prizes that we think you’ll enjoy. You can enter raffle tickets each week to be entered into a drawing to win that week’s prize. The first drawing will be held on June 28.
At the end of the program, we will have a grand prize drawing. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit at least one raffle ticket during the course of the summer reading program.
- Week 1 – Myrtle Topiary from Orangerie
- Week 2 – $25 gift card to Slammin’ Salmon
- Week 3 – A gift from Merritt Bookstore
- Week 4 – $25 gift card to Utterly Delicious
- Week 5 – $25 gift card to Maura’s Kitchen of Millbrook
- Week 6 – $50 value in a basket of goods from Cordially Corinne
Do audiobooks count?
Absolutely! We love audiobooks. You can check them out in CD form or download them from Overdrive.
Do I have to complete the book during the specified time?
You must finish the book during the six weeks, but if you started the book ahead of the six weeks that’s okay! Just don’t submit reports for books or films that you finished before the six-week period.
Can I wait and submit on the week I most want the prize?
Yes! If you’re aiming for a particular prize, you can submit your ticket for a book read, film watched, or event attended (within the six-week time frame) for that week. There is no guarantee that you will get it though, so you might want to just read a bunch and spread the love.
Can I win more than once?
To spread the goodness, once you’ve won you can’t win again, but you are still eligible for the grand prize, so keep submitting tickets even after you’ve won to up your chance for the big one!