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Summer Reading Programs for ALL AGES!

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Kids Program: Read Every Day!

For: Infants - Kids Going into Grade 6

Registration Begins: Monday, June 3rd
Program Start Date: Monday, June 17th
Program End Date: Friday, August 9th 

Pick Up Certificates Starting On: Monday, August 12th
  • Beginning on Monday, August 12th, all registered participants can stop by the Children's Room to pick up their Summer Reading Certificates, Ronnies Ice Cream Coupon & Choose a New Book!

How It Works:
Check off each day of reading on your Summer Reading Calendar, which you can pick up at the library starting Monday, June 3rd.

Bring your calendar to the library as often as you want, and earn a raffle ticket for each day checked off. Every day you visit the library, you'll have a chance to spin the prize wheel! 

There are lots of other ways to earn raffle tickets this summer when you visit the library! 
  • Weekly trivia
  • Attend a library program
  • Take a picture with a flat traveling buddy on vacation
  • Write a book review
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Complete Reading Challenges at home
To Sum It Up...
  • Participants will earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a large prize basket or other donated item for the Kids Summer Reading Program.
  • Participants have the option of visiting the library and spinning the prize wheel for a chance to win a small prize or extra raffle tickets 1 time every day the library is open for the duration of the program (dates are listed above.)
  • Participants will earn a certificate of completion (with a coupon for a free Ronnies ice cream cone!) and a book at the end of the program. 

*RAFFLE PRIZES: Winners will be notified by phone by the end of the day on Monday, August 12th.

*Please note- there were over 500 children participating in the Summer Reading Program last year! These numbers are great, but it also means not every child will win a raffle prize. 

Teen Program: Summer Challenge!
For Tweens & Teens going into grade 7 - recently graduated High School Seniors

Start Date: Monday, June 17th
End Date: Friday, August 9th

How It Works: 
Every day you visit the library and check out items, choose a scratch ticket for a chance to win prizes! Earn extra scratch tickets for attending programs, volunteering and more!

Possible prizes include: gift cards, art supplies, candy, books, movie passes, and more

Adult Program: Check It Out!
For Ages 18 and older

Start Date: Monday, June 17th
End Date: Friday, August 9th 

How it works:
  • Sign up at the Adult Circulation Desk starting on Monday, June 17th (there is no online program this year.) 
  • For every book (in any format) you check out, one raffle ticket will be awarded.
    • No limit to tickets earned 
    • DVDs DO NOT earn tickets
    • Winners will be drawn randomly at the end of the summer reading program. 
  • The last day to earn raffle tickets is Friday, August 9th. 
  • You could possibly win more than one prize. Winners will be notified by phone. 
  • The first 165 people to sign up will receive a free book bag! (Compliments of the Friends of Charlton Library.) 
To see the list of prizes this year, CLICK HERE!