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Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Summer Reading 2021

 

Children's Summer Reading Challenge

June 14-August 6, 2021

Once upon a time, all throughout Glastonbury, Royal Readers opened a book and began to read! Students entering grades K-6 and children ages 18 months to 5 years are invited to partake in the Royal Summer Reading Club.

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Click here to see what the library has in store for you this summer!

 

Once Upon a Time is a magical journey into reading, as all who read will find that they can rule their world by reading and listening to great books. The goal of the children’s program is to develop a habit of reading EVERY day this summer for FUN! For this reason, we focus on a child’s interests instead of reading level, and all types of books are encouraged, including e-books and audio books. Children may read independently or listen to books read aloud.

Use the Once Upon a Time Reading Calendar linked below to track your daily reading. Booklets can be printed at home from the link below or picked up in the Children's Department beginning June 10. Follow the instructions in the booklet to record the days that you've read and the books that you have finished. Once you have completed seven days of reading, bring your booklet to the library to pick up your reward, a Once Upon a Time T-shirt. Up to six rewards are available through August 6th. We understand that some may be hesitant to visit the library in person. Please call or e-mail us so that we may assist you.

Babies, ages birth to 18 months old, have their own summer program. Fairy Tale Beginnings encourages reading, singing, clapping and bouncing with your little one. The baby program is also linked below.

Both elementary school students and younger children will find reading activities and programs, both virtual and in-person, to bring fairy tale favorites to life. Please check the Library Calendar for current information on all programs, as some may be relocated or cancelled as the summer progresses.

Your reading quest begins June 14!

 

Printable Summer Reading Materials

Visit the Children’s Department if you are not able to print from home.


Suggested Reading Lists

 

Calendar of Events

 

Connecticut Reads:
The 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge!

Reading lists and other information about this program can be found here.


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