End of Summer Reading Party
Thurs. Aug. 1 @ 2 PM - 3:30 PM
All are welcome to come and enjoy light refreshments and lawn games outside! For kids we'll have bubbles and a station for washable tattoos. We invite you to bring your own picnic blankets and enjoy a book outside.
At 3 PM we will announce summer reading raffle prize winners. We will also be raffling off our summer reading aliens! Come by the party and enter your name for the chance to bring home one of our blue or green alien friends.
Thank you to our summer reading party sponsors, ACME Markets & Trader Joe's!
Please note: In case of rain, the event will be held inside.
Summer Reading 2019 June 19 - July 31
The New Providence Memorial Library is proud to present our 2019 Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories!"
Book genres are as diverse as the galaxies. Our library has books for every age, every interest, and every reader. We have wonderful incentives to keep all ages reading this summer. Each reading log below will help patrons of all ages track their reading or literacy activities in order to earn prizes or raffle tickets. Our Summer Reading Registration table will be set up in the Children's Room from June 19-July 31. All students must complete a registration form so we can contact any potential winners. Adults will give their contact information at the Reference Desk.
Each age group will receive a paper copy of their reading log at registration. Try not to lose it so you get credit for everything you've read throughout the six weeks. If you do misplace it, feel free to print it from here. Bring your reading log in to the volunteers at the Summer Reading desk in the Children's Room throughout the six week program to earn stamps, prizes or raffle tickets to place in our prize baskets. Teen Volunteers: Sign up to work the Summer Reading desk here!
*Please note: Only one winner per family in order to spread the Summer Reading joy.
We'd like to thank all of our local sponsors for donating the gift cards that make up our prize baskets. These businesses support literacy and our library through these donations. Thank you!
Preschool Activity Log (pdf)
For Preschoolers, we have an activity log to build strong literacy habits at a young age. For every 4 activities completed, children can earn a stamp and a prize from our treasure chest! Go to the Summer Reading table in the Children's Room to receive stamps and prizes.
Preschool Reading Log (front) Preschool Reading Log (back)
For Elementary School students, we have a reading log to track the number of picture books or the number of chapters in chapter books read. Students are encouraged to read at the appropriate reading level for their age and ability. For every 5 books or chapters read, students will get a stamp and a prize from our treasure chest. Each time they reach a rocket ship in their reading log, they will earn a raffle ticket to place in one of our prize baskets! Go to the Summer Reading table in the Children's Room to receive raffle tickets and prizes.
Elementary School Reading Log (outside) Elementary School Reading Log (inside)
For Teens, their reading log will track all YA and Adult novels or non-fiction books read. Each book read will earn one raffle ticket to place in a prize basket. After 3 books read, teens can come in and choose between a fine-free coupon, a free DVD checkout, an AfterWords Bookstore Buck, or a cell phone wallet (while supplies last). Go to the Summer Reading table in the Children's Room to receive raffle tickets and prizes.
Teen Reading Log (front) Teen Reading Log (back)
Adults bring their reading log to the Reference desk. Each YA or Adult book read earns adults one raffle ticket (limit of 6 for the summer) to place in the gift card drawing of your choice. After 3 books read, come in and choose between a fine-free coupon, a free DVD checkout, an AfterWords Bookstore Buck, or a cell phone wallet (while supplies last).
Adult Reading Log