Summer Reading Programs Kick Off at Local Libraries! - Newtown Moms

Summer Reading programs are kicking off this week at our area libraries. This year’s theme “Tails & Tales” will feature a wide variety of activities, challenges, and events at local libraries. See below for more information by town. Happy reading!


Summer Reading for the WHOLE FAMILY starts 6/14 at the C.H. Booth Library. Newtown residents can visit this website for all of the information and directions on how to create an account for your whole family. Here’s the breakdown by age:

Kids (Ages 4 – Grade 5): Stop by the children’s department to pick up your summer reading kit. Each kit which includes  tickets for our prize raffle to be held on August 21.  All tickets must be received by August 20 to be eligible.

Young Adults (Grades 6 – 12): Log your time spent reading to win points. Each week, participants will have the opportunity to use their reading points for the chance to win gift cards for local businesses and other fun stuff! The summer’s top readers will have a chance to win a Kindle Fire tablet.

Adults: For every book review you submit, you will be entered into the Friday morning gift card raffle as well as the end-of-the-summer raffle of your choice.


Tails & Tales kicks off on 6/21 at the Danbury Library. Reading will be logged in Beanstack where participants can track progress and complete activities. Anyone who registers by 6/25 will be entered to win prizes. Find out more here.


Beginning on 6/14 and running through 8/30, Bethel Library will begin its annual summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults through Beanstack. Visit here to sign up & learn more.


Summer Reading kicks off at the Brookfield Library with a “TAIL-gating Party on Tuesday 6/15. All ages are invited to participate and details on the program by age are listed below.

Kids (Ages 3 – Grade 5): Full details (including a video) and TONS of events here. 

Teens (Grades 6 -12): Each week features a fun BINGO card with reading & activities challenges. Each completed card enters you for a chance to win a prize. Details here.


Summer Reading programs at the Burnham Library kick off on 6/19 with a virtual event. Challenges vary by age (see below for details).

Pre-K: This challenge encourages the youngest readers to spend quality time reading with a parent, caregiver or older sibling.

K – Grade 5: Read for 15 minutes a day for 7 weeks. Before you know it, you will have read 735 minutes over the course of the summer!

Grades 6 – 8: Participate in a series of missions, read 100 pages, and earn a raffle ticket.

Full details, plus all summer events here.


Register here for the Summer Reading program at the Edith Wheeler Library in Monroe. The program kicks off on 6/14 and particpants are invited to stop by the library a free Tails and Tales bag. Outdoor games will also be available (weather permitting). 

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