Children’s Summer Reading

kids booksThe Children’s Summer Reading program is a unique program that encourages kids of all ages to read during summer break. The program takes place from June to August and is open to all young readers and pre-readers from birth to age 11. For registration information please call the library.

Children enrolled in the program have to keep track of how many books they read over the summer. Kids can come to the Library to report to the librarian after they finish a new book. At the Library, each child will have their own folder where the librarian can help them keep track of the titles of the books they’ve read. Every time you visit the Library, your folder will be filled with new activities, puzzles, coupons for gifts from our treasure chest and more!

Participation in the Summer Reading Program helps maintain and enhance reading skills acquired during the school year, promotes early literacy and can motivate a reluctant reader. Pre-readers, including toddlers, preschoolers and children entering kindergarten, are welcome to join the reading program by having an adult or older child read to them. It’s never too early to experience a reading program and begin a lifelong love of books.


Connecticut Reads, the 2020 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge!


Summer Reading for Bradly Elementary School  

Preventing Summer Slide

This summer there will not be a suggested reading list. Children can visit the Library to find suggested books, but your reading list is up to you! Children are encouraged to read the following number of books at their reading/grade level.

Pre-readers (preschoolers – entering 1st grade) 24 books
Entering 2nd and 3rd grade 10 books
Entering 4th and 5th grade 4 books

Watch the progress tracker rise each week as we tally the number of books read! To register please call 203-763-1482

Last year’s summer programming was made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Jane C. and David B. Cohen Fund through the Valley Community Foundation in memory of David B. Cohen