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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!

Sylvia and the Magic Trunk

Date: Wednesday, June 28
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Using lively fun colorful puppet characters, along with the art of ventriloquism and audience participation, Sylvia Fletcher and her friends will have you laughing out loud. This program is for children ages 3 and up. Please pick up your free tickets in the Children’s Room for one of two shows beginning June 1st.

Stories from Around the World with Jeannnine Laverty

Date: Thursday, July 13
Time: Noon
Location: H. Dutcher Community Room

Stories contain the wisdom of the world. Join storyteller, Jeannine Laverty for stories from outside (and inside) the United States, and from cultures other than those that may be familiar. Ponder the values in, and the values of, telling such tales. No registration required.