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Summer Reading Is For Everyone!

 

Babies to age 5- we offer "1000 Books Before Kindergarten " for this age range.  Once you have completed the program, you can move up to the official Summer Reading Program.  Children logging in books over the summer have a chance to win raffle tickets just like the big kids! 

Kids Summer Reading- age 5 to 13 -  there are special incentives, crafts, family activities and all kinds of fun things to explore as you read to win raffle tickets throughout the summer.  

YA Summer Reading- age 14 to adult-  more activities, incentives, and challenges just for you, and the chance for prizes and gift cards from the Wilton community.

Adult Summer Reading- we don't want adults to miss out on the fun!  For more information about our adult reading program, email us at wiltonlibrarynh@gmail.com

 


Dates and Information

How do I sign up for a Summer Reading Program? Visit the library and ask a librarian, send an email to Ms. Boo at bettielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call the library at (603) 654-2581. 

When can I sign up for the program?  You can sign up beginning June 8.

When does the program start?  Everyone begins reading on the same date-  June 21. 

How do I keep track of what I read? 

  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten- You’ll have a separate reading log

  • Kids- with the help of a parent or guardian, you’ll set a weekly goal for the amount of time you read.  Every time you read for 15 minutes, you’ll  put a sticker on your log sheet.

  • Teens- you’ll have a bingo sheet with instructions. 

  • Adults- you’ll have a reading log- but no stickers! Sorry, adults...

Why should I keep track of the time I spend reading?  Every week I’ll post a “check-in” on our group facebook page, and when you post a reply, you’ll get a raffle ticket!  At the end of the program, you use your tickets to try and win prizes.

There is a Facebook page for The Summer Reading Program? Yes. The Summer Reading Program Facebook page is a private page that only SRP participants, library staff and library trustees  are allowed to see.  Posting your own photos allows you to be in control of the information.  Once you are signed up for the program, Ms. Boo will send you an invitation to join.

Do I have to have a Facebook account?  No, but it helps. We’ll be communicating through facebook (some) and hosting special events and videos there.  If you don’t have an account but want people to see your creativity in action, send us a photo with permission to post.

I don’t live in Wilton.  Can I still do the program?  If you have a family member with a Wilton library card, that member can sign you up for the program.  If you don’t have a library card, but live in Wilton, get one!  It’s free and you get access to lots of free stuff.  If you don’t live in Wilton, our librarians can help you find the summer reading program in your town.  

When does the program end? The last check in  will be posted from August 8th through the 12th, and the raffle will be on the 19th.  

Do you have more questions about the Summer Reading Program? Send an email to Ms. Boo at bettielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call the library at (603) 654-2581

 


 


Our Summer Reading Program is a fun way to help your child:

  • Develop positive relationships with books and reading
  • Learn about the library and feel comfortable checking out books
  • Experience, explore and feel supported by the community
  • Prevent the "summer slide" 

 Click here to read the latest Brookings Institution research on the “summer slide”