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2017 Summer Reading Program: Build A Better World

Starting Monday, June 19, register online to record, track, and participate in our Summer Reading program for either kids, teens, or adults!

Please join us, our friends (and invite your friends too!) for the NYS Summer Reading program! Registration for the Summer Reading program can be completed either online, or in-person at the library in the Children's Room, Teen Room or Information Desk — and at the Information Desk for the Children, Teen, and Adult programs, respectively.

Additional Summer Reading Information:

Find further Summer Reading information in our Summer Brochure (pg. 1). Some age specific details are below:

For further details, see the Children's Room page.

Teens (Autumn Grades 6-12):
Our "10-20-30" program provides many opportunities to win prizes while reading for your own enjoyment!
  • 10 hours logged: get a personalized bookplate for your favorite book
  • 20 hours logged: pick up a prize envelope with food coupons and a $5 Northshire Bookstore gift card
  • 30 hours logged: enter to win from one of the grand prize drawings: Book, Movie, Art, Writing, Music Lover's prizes
  • For every 5 hours of time beyond 30, place another entry into any grand prize drawings (including the same one)
We haven't forgotten about the Adults! Registered adult readers get the following benefits:
  • Weekly drawings for Northshire Bookstore gift certificates
  • Grandprize drawing for Farmers' Market goodies at the end of August
  • Eligibility for a coupon (pick up at the Info Desk) providing 50% off, up to $5, at the Friends' Book Shop
Build a Better World Wishing Wall:
The summer reading theme this year is "Build a Better World." Please stop by our Wishing Wall on the first floor and write out a Post-it® note message telling us how you'd build a better world. Read all the message posted on the wall for a dose of inspiration!

Concert in the Park! Seth and the Moody Melix

Date: Thursday, August 17
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Congress Park (Rain/Heat Location: H. Dutcher Community Room)

Join us for a morning with Seth Warden, Brian Melick, and Doug Moody of Seth and the Moody Melix! This dynamic, trio entertains children with songs and rhythms in a fun, creative environment.

For all ages. No registration required. In the event that the program cannot be held in the park due to excessive heat or rain, the program will be held in the H. Dutcher Community Room


The Philadelphia Orchestra's Bob Cafaro - "When the Music Stopped"

Date: Friday, August 18
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

In 1999, Bob Cafaro, cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1985, was stricken with a virulent case of Multiple Sclerosis, which left him nearly blind and without the use of his hands. His doctor told him he would be on permanent disability. Bob has made a complete and remarkable recovery and has written a book detailing his journey: When the Music Stopped: My Battle and Victory against MS. No registration required.