Summer Reading 2024

Sign up for Summer Reading – Coming June 1!

  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Kids: Independent Readers
  • Kids: Read to me!

Check out our Summer Events Catalog

Sign up for programs online

Kids age 5-12 can become a Mayor’s Reading Champion!

Summer Reading suggestions from the Children’s Department

Summer Reading suggestions from the Teen Department

Summer Reading Programs

Children’s Summer Reading has two programs:

Read To Me (Birth – Age 8)
Young children are invited to read, write, sing, talk, and play this summer with monthly prizes and activities for reading. Children who participate will receive an invitation to a special party in the fall to celebrate their summer accomplishments!

Independent Readers (Ages 5 – 12)
Readers are invited to join the Library’s summer program, Read, Renew, Repeat. Read 8 books to complete the summer challenge and become a Mayor’s Summer Reading Champion with an ice cream party in August! Readers can also stop by the Library for monthly prizes and play the spin-the-wheel challenge.

Teen Summer Reading
Join our 2024 teen summer reading challenge, Read, Renew, Repeat, for a chance to win prizes! Participation is easy:
1) Sign up for Teen Summer Reading.

2) Log your reading time from 6/1 to 8/10. Earn 1 virtual “ticket” for every 30 minutes of time spent reading (or listening!) to a book, comic, magazine, etc.

3) More tickets = more chances to win. One winner will be randomly selected each week to win a $15 gift card; one winner will be randomly selected to win our $25 gift card grand prize in August.

Looking for summer reading recommendations? You can also check out our booklists by grade for suggestions or stop by and ask for recommendations at the teen desk! Grades 7-89-10 & 11-12.

 

Adult Summer Reading
Join our 2024 adult summer reading challenge, Read, Renew, Repeat, by logging the books you’re reading & listening to. Each title you log will be entered into our August gift card prize drawings. To get started:
1) Sign up for Adult Summer Reading.

2) If you prefer not to create an account, call (203-385-4164), email (slaask@stratfordlibrary.org), or DM us on social media to share your summer reading titles.
Include your full name, phone/email address and the title of the book or audiobook.

3) Prize winners will be contacted after 8/10.

Looking for reading recommendations? You can get a custom recommendation from our librarians!  Build Your Own Book Bundle and we’ll suggest 3-5 books. You can also browse book lists in our catalog.

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Sunday 1pm - 5pm