Library Kicks off Summer Reading Program

The Easton Public Library is gearing up for its annual Summer Reading Program, beginning on June 17 for kids and teens and June 21 for adults. Registration is now available online for Grades K-12. Adults are not required to register. This year’s theme is “Read Around Easton.” For every 100 books read, a different Easton destination will be highlighted.

Kids and teens who register for the program (in person or online) will receive a Summer Reading starter bag and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Grand Prize! The Library is encouraging everyone to set a goal of reading 20 minutes a day.

Books can be logged at the Library beginning on June 17 or on the Library’s website beginning on June 21. Participants who meet the Library’s reading goals will receive a free book and will be entered again into a raffle for a chance to win a Grand Prize.

The eight-week program unofficially ends on Aug. 13. However, kids and teens can continue logging their books until school starts. To register or to log your books, go to https://eastonlibrary.org/summer-reading-2021.

Reading goals are as follows:

Entering Grades K-1 = 21 books

Entering Grades 2-3 = 14 books

Entering Grades 4-5 = 7 books

Entering Grades 6-12 = 3 books

And this year, the Library is offering a Preschool Summer Reading Challenge! Preschoolers will receive a calendar of activities. Mark off five activities, receive a sticker.  Mark off 10 activities and receive a free book. Stop into the Library to pick up a copy of the Challenge for your preschooler.

For adults, the Library has added something new this year — Reading Challenges! The goal is to try to read at least one book from each of the 20 challenge categories. For each book read, simply submit a Google Form. A raffle winner will be chosen each week, and there will be prizes for the person who meets the most challenges and the person who reads the most books.

To access the challenges, book recommendations, and the Google Form, visit https://www.eastonlibrary.org/adult-summer-reading-2021.

In the spirit of gratitude, the Library will focus on giving back to our wonderful community. At the end of our Summer Reading Adventure, the Library will make donations to two local charities: The Easton Learning Foundation (ELF) and The Easton Food Pantry.

The Youth Services Department has been busy planning various fun activities for kids this summer, including geocaching, an outdoor chalk obstacle course, a sidewalk chalk art show, and story times on the lawn. For teens, there will be an art program on the lawn. Adults will have the opportunity to attend virtual programs on Genealogy and Herbal Remedies for Anxiety.

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