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Pequot Library, Fairfield Public Library, and Fairfield Woods Branch Library band together to jump-start a summer full of reading. The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge, with its “Share the Love for Your Town” theme, will highlight books, activities, and programs centered on the history, the stories, and the beauty of Fairfield and Southport.
Pequot Library kicks off the summer with talent from our town. At Miss Susan’s BYO Picnic on Friday, June 10, families can enjoy crafts, activities, and the dulcet sounds of Bill Perlman, Lucy Hinckley, Sarah Hartman, Tom Bleher, and Gerard Huerta, better known as Fairfield’s Merwin Mountain Band. A week later, on Saturday, June 18, why not rock out on the Great Lawn with the unbelievably gifted students of Fairfield’s School of Rock?
Children earn points in the Summer Reading Challenge by attending any or all of our programs: Nature Crafts, Music & Movement, Big Bubbles, and Stories Around the Campfire. New this year is a storytime called A Trail and a Tale. We’ll gather for a story or two at Southport Park and then take a walk through the woods in this beautiful and tranquil spot in historic downtown Southport. And what’s more fun than make-believe? Children can dress up on Sunday, July 24, to attend the Princess and Pirate Costume Contest. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. Be sure to check our online calendar for dates and times.
The Summer Reading Challenge is designed to trigger children’s natural curiosity, motivate them to pick up books, and, in the process, transform them into lifelong readers. They earn points by reading, writing book reviews, and completing bonus activities. Community-wide participation is a perfect way to share the love for your town. The Summer Reading Challenge takes place June 20-August 13. For more information and to register: fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.