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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Program

The goal of our Summer Reading Program is to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer months, and to provide a FUN and free learning activity for the community that can engage children on a daily basis. Our program welcomes pre-readers through readers entering 12th grade. Pre-readers may have books read TO them. Any book read at home, on vacation, or in the Library will be eligible for their reading log.

This year’s summer reading theme, Build A Better World, is seen through the lens of building a stronger community through acts of service and charitable work, both locally and globally.

Sign ups for our 2017 Build A Better World Summer Reading program will begin at Miss Susan's Potluck & Campout on Friday, June 9, 2017 and will continue throughout the summer in the Children’s Department.

Here’s how it works:

PRE-READERS through 12th GRADERS can sign up at the annual potluck on Friday, June 9th OR any time throughout the summer in the Children’s Department.

When children sign up, they will be given a reading log. The reading log stays in the Library and is updated when kids visit. Children keep track of TIME READ, not the number of books read.


Participants can come into the library and receive ONE sticker and ONE zip tie for ONE HOUR of reading. Readers will come to the Library to get a sticker for their reading log and the zip tie to add to our sculpture. This sculpture is a beautiful and symbolic creation – “a community reading tree” that will grow on the Great Lawn throughout the summer as children read.

Everyone will receive a prize! AT THE END OF AUGUST (August 21-30), readers will hand in their reading logs at the "Library Store," where they will pick up their prizes.

Wait! There’s another way readers can earn even more stickers. Exciting, thought-provoking weekly challenges have been created around community service and small acts of kindness. Check below each week to accept the challenge!

Come read with us!

Weekly Challenge: Read a book about an invention that makes the world a better place. Tell a Pequot Librarian about the book that you read! Earn 5 stickers.

Click here for New Books for Summer Reading 2017

Call the Children’s Department at (203) 259-0346 ext. 116 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.