Join us this summer for our Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories for reading prizes, crafts, space-themed events and so much more!

Here’s how it works…

Kids (Ages 0-12)

Step 1: Register at the library between June 7 and August 15. You will receive a reading log, a “Passport to the Universe,” and a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes. All ages are welcome to participate.

Step 2: Track your reading through the summer between June 7 and August 23. Participate in library events throughout the summer. Earn a raffle ticket for each program you attend.

Step 3: Bring your reading log to the library to report your progress, get a stamp in your “Passport to the Universe,” and receive a raffle ticket for every 5 books you’ve read (plus any programs you attended).

Step 4: Put your raffle tickets in the prize jar(s) you want to win. (Displayed at the library). Winners will be announced at the end of the Summer Reading Program in August (date TBD).

Teens & Adults

Step 1: Register at the library between June 7 and August 15.

Step 2: You will receive a raffle ticket upon signing up to go towards our end-of-summer prize:

Adult Prize—a $50 gift certificate to the Newfields Country Store.
Teen Prize—A pair of galaxy socks and a gift certificate to Stillwell’s Ice Cream.

Step 2: Read! For every book you check out/return to the library, you will receive a raffle ticket. (Tickets handed out when you return the books).

Step 3: Attend our summer library events and programs. We have a great line up of crafts, presentations, workshops and more this summer. Come participate and earn a raffle ticket for every event you attend.

FAQ

Who can participate?

Everyone! All ages welcome from kids to adults. Prizes and programs will be available through the summer for all ages. Come one, come all!

When does it start?

Friday, July 7 is our official Summer Reading Kickoff BBQ. Join us at the library to sign up for summer reading and enjoy food and games on the lawn.

Missed the BBQ? No problem! You can sign up at the library through August 15.

Where can I sign up?

Registration forms and reading logs will be available at the Kickoff BBQ on June 7. You can also sign up at the library circulation desk during our regular hours. Be sure to report your progress so you can earn raffles and get a stamp in your Passport to the Universe!

What are the prizes?

Kids: We have 5 prize baskets displayed at the library for the kids program (each basket includes toys, games, and books). Come by the library to scope them out. You can add your raffle tickets to any basket. One winner will be drawn for each basket.

(We will also have participation prizes for all kids who signed up for summer reading. Be sure to stop by the library at the end of the summer to claim your treat.)

Teens: We will have FOUR prize drawings for our teens. Each winner will receive a pair of space-themed socks and a $10 gift certificate to Stillwell’s Ice Cream in Exeter.

Adults: One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Newfields Country Store.

My child doesn’t read yet, can they participate?

Yes! During registration you can sign up young children/early readers as a “Family Reader.” Family readers can log any books you read or listen to with them.