Summer reading is back at East Brunswick Public Library! This year's theme is "Imagine Your Story," and we have special challenges for all ages. By completing reading and learning challenges, you can win fun prizes. Sign up for summer reading today.
Summer reading returns for children ages five through twelve. Kids can gain points to win free books in various ways, including each day they read, the summer learning bingo board, writing book reviews, and special weekly missions. The program runs through September 7. There is also a similar summer reading program for younger children through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.
We've made summer reading easier this year. Families can now register together, and parents can manage summer reading logging. Kids can also maintain their summer reading logs independently.
The library has a program for teens (ages 12-18). The program runs through September 7. Library users turning 13 during the summer can choose whether they want to participate in either the kids or teen program.
Through the summer, there are several different ways to earn points. Teens can log any book they've read and earn 50 points (backdating entries read after June 1 is allowed). Other ways to earn points include completing tasks on a BINGO board and special missions throughout the summer.
For every 100 points earned, teens can win a book as a prize (with a maximum of ten for the summer). Points also can be used for end-of-summer prize drawings that will be drawn on September 7.
Kids aren't the only ones who can enjoy summer reading. By completing a mix of reading goals and service and community-oriented objectives, they will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
There are also several special online programs planned for adults over the summer, including a Fantasy Trivia night, Virtual Open Mic Night, TED Talks Viewing and Discussion in July and August. You can view the full virtual program calendar here.
Adults also have the option to sign up for summer reading by using the family option when they register their children,