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Summer Reading Challenges 2024

Summer Reading is for Everyone!

Readers of all ages can join us for reading challenges, in-house programs, and speakers who celebrate all the beauty and adventures that Vermont has to offer in the summer months.  

Readers from age 0-4 and grades K-8 can register for summer reading in the Marabella Kidspace. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers aged 0-4 can register for summer reading and pick up an early literacy activity packet. No raffle tickets for this age group, but stickers and an age-appropriate “goody bag” are take-home treats. Readers in grades K-8 can earn a raffle ticket for prizes by reading for 20 minutes. Each raffle ticket can be entered in one of our eight prize buckets on display in the Kidspace for a chance to win that prize, or if you don’t feel like waiting—choose a prize from the treasure chest with one raffle ticket!  All prize winners will be drawn by August 12th.

Teens and adults can participate in summer reading by earning raffle tickets for signing up, playing our summer reading BINGO challenges, and more! Stop at the desk on the second floor for more information about teen and adult summer reading.

Prizes for all ages are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The SB Library Foundation generously sponsored our summer reading bags. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more information about summer reading, summer programs, and pop-up events in August. Join us for an adventure-filled summer!

Hear about signing up for youth summer reading from Valerie!

Hear about youth summer reading programs at the library with Kelly, Natacha, and Valerie!

Summer Reading for Ages 0 to 4

Birth to 4:

Register at the Children’s Desk in the Marabella Kidspace on or after June 1st and pick up a Summer Reading Packet.

  • Read, Write, Sing, Talk, Play with your little ones!  For each activity you complete, add a sticker to the activity chart. (Raffle prizes and tickets are not available with this program.)
  • Pick up a summer reading bag for your little one.  Each bag contains a rubber duckie, bubbles and chalk to play all summer long!

Download the flyer for more information. Check out our Summer Reading calendar of events and programs for the whole family!

Summer Reading for Children Ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12

Elementary Grades K-5, and Middle Grades, 5-8: 

Register at the Children’s Desk in the Marabella Kidspace on or after June 1st and pick up a Summer Reading Packet.

  • Start Reading!  For every 20 minutes of a book you read or listen to, fill out a raffle ticket. You can also earn tickets by attending library programs. 
  • Drop your raffle ticket into one of the eight prize buckets on display in the Kidspace, or if you’d rather, you can trade one raffle ticket per day for a small Treasure Chest prize! Will you win a raffle prize? Read more to enter more raffle tickets and increase your chances!
  • Grade 5-8 students’ prize options include special after-hours events at the library! Winners of these events must be registered and be in at least 5th grade.
  • Final day for tickets is August 9th. All winners will be notified by August 12th.  

Download the flyer for more information: Grades K-5 or Grades 5-8. Check out our Summer Reading calendar of events and programs for the whole family!

Summer Reading for Teens Ages 13 to 18

Teens:

Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Program starts June 1st and goes until August 17th. You can visit the upstairs desk to register, where you will get one raffle ticket, a BINGO card, and pick out one free book.

You can earn tickets for:

  • Registering for the Summer Reading Program
  • Getting a BINGO
  • Getting a Grab-and-Go kit
  • Attending an event

For each raffle ticket you earn, fill the ticket and put it towards a themed prize bundle of your choice. And remember, the more raffle tickets you earn, the more chances you'll have to win!

Check out the Teen Summer Reading Brochure for info on registering, Grab-and-Go Kits, reading BINGO, and to see dates for Teen program events & movies, or stop in and pick up a copy at the library.

Summer Reading for Ages 19 plus

Adults:

Registration for the Adult Summer Reading Program starts June 1st and goes until August 17th. You can visit the upstairs desk to register, where you will get one raffle ticket, a summer reading challenge BINGO card, and can pick out one free book.

You can earn tickets for:

  • Registering for the Summer Reading Program
  • Getting a BINGO on our summer reading challenge BINGO cards.
  • Attending an event

For each raffle ticket you earn, fill out the ticket and put it towards a themed prize bundle of your choice. This year's prize bundle themes are Adventures in Art & Music, Adventures in the Great Outdoors, and Adventures in Cooking & Eating. Visit us at our desk upstairs in the library every week this summer to choose something from our weekly prize bowl. Summer Reading: the more you read, the more chances you'll have to win!