Summer Reading 2020 is here! Get ready to get creative, get active, and have fun this summer as we Imagine Your Story! Things may look different, but we're committed to bringing you quality programs and resources to enrich your summer experience.
We believe Summer Reading encourages children, youth, and families to continue reading and develop life-long learning skills. Gain self-confidence, a love for reading, and a sense of accomplishment, increase motivation and maintain reading skills - all while having fun!
Online registration is now available for all children ages 0-18. The program runs from Monday, June 29 - Friday, August 7, 2020. For your summer reading goals, any type of reading counts (regular books, ebooks, listening to audiobooks, magazines, school book reading, reading out loud to someone else, etc.). Hours only count once you register for Summer Reading, so we recommend registering ASAP! You can enter in your times as often as you like. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. No exceptions will be made.
We're using a system called READsquared to move summer reading online this year. Sign up for Summer Reading (and access all the digital parts of our program) at this link here. There is also an iOS app for Apple devices and a Google Play Store app for Android devices.
Reading Challenges by Age Group
Participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, and join us for fun virtual storytimes and participate in family weekly challenges!
Children entering Kindergarten and younger may participate in our Pre-K Program. Keep track of every title you read and log it in READsquared. Earn extra points by participating in our challenges. One winner will be chosen each week and will receive two brand new books, sponsored by the Connecticut State library and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. You may also participate in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.
Weekly Gift Card Prize Raffle, virtual programs, and fun weekly challenges!
School age children in Grades 1-5 may participate in our Children's Program. For every hour you read, keep track and log it in READsquared. Earn extra points by participating in our challenges. One winner will be chosen each week and will receive a gift card, sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.
Weekly Gift Card Prize Raffle, virtual programs, and fun bonus challenges!
Children and teens entering Grades 6-12 (and class of 2020 Graduates) may participate in our Teen Program. For every hour you read, keep track and log it in READsquared. Earn extra points by participating in our challenges. Each week will feature a raffle for a different gift card; one winner will be chosen; sponsored by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.