Local Libraries Kick Off Summer Reading Programs! | Newtown Moms


School’s out and you may be searching for ways to keep your kids occupied this summer. Although our local libraries have not yet reopened, all are still running their annual Summer Reading Programs.


C.H. Booth Library Newtown

The Library offers two different programs based on your child’s age:

Imagine Your Story (age 4 through Grade 5) – Register here and pick up summer reading packets curbside.

Summer Reading Challenge (Grades 6 – 12) – Sign up here and log all your reading through the end of summer. Kids can read whatever they choose and prizes will be awarded weekly (e-gift certificates). The more you read, the better your chances! Follow @chboothya for reading suggestions.


Danbury Public Library

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Imagine Your Story will run through Beanstack. Beanstack is an app that allows you to kids of all ages to track their reading, earn virtual badges, post reviews, and complete activities for chances to win prizes. Register here by creating your Beanstack profile. The challenge ends on Friday 8/14.


The Brookfield Library

The theme for the library’s summer reading programs is Imagine Your Story for Summer 2020. Children’s Activities for this summer include the following:

  • Summer Reading Bingo – Daily challenges on a Bingo Sheet that can be printed here. Color in the activities as you complete them and be entered to win a prize. Ends 8/10.
  • Free Grab and Go Craft Kits – Registration is required for this activities and weekly themes include Wizard of Oz, Gnome, Wooden Spoon Dragons, Dragon Eggs, Flower Pot Toad Stools, Unicorn Horns, and Pirate Parrots. Zoom sessions at 3PM on Thursdays are also part of the kit. Head to the library’s website to register.
  • Search & Find Challenge is back! – New challenges posted every weekday on the library’s website and Facebook Page. Click here for the challenge.
  • Fractured Fairy Tales – Tuesdays at 10AM on Facebook.

Bethel Public Library

The Bethel Library will also be participating in Imagine Your Story and using Beanstack. Click here to get started. In addition, the library will also be offering a Staycation Activity and Reading Challenge for families, with the purpose of curbing boredom and cabin fever.

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