Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2019

Visit JTL and register for A Universe of Stories summer reading program starting June 17th.

Books on your school reading lists, along with new books will be available all summer.
Join the fun!

“A Universe of Stories” will be our 2019 Summer Reading theme, running from Monday, June 17th through Saturday, August 17th. This slogan was chosen by library professionals to help inspire children of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves and create their own story. Many new space-related materials will be available to enjoy together. Titles from your school reading lists will be available for all grades. A variety of programs and special events will be available for you to enjoy throughout the summer.

Read and Bead

Visit the youth services library  to sign up for Read and Bead!

Upon registration, you will receive one chain necklace or key chain, one brag tag, and one reading record to track books and time spent reading.

You can earn:

15 minutes = Solid color beads

30 mins = Shiny/Metallic beads

1 hour = Shaped/Animal beads

2 hours = Cubed letter beads

4 hours = Emoji beads

Additional Brag Tags can be earned during the weeks of July 8, 22 and August 5.

Enjoy the time you spend reading and beading!

Some of our special Summer Reading Programs:
ALIENS, PLANETS & SPACECRAFT: DECORATE THE LIBRARY  – Tues. June 18 at 2:00 pm
FAST DRAW FUN WITH BILL DOUGAL – Register. Ages 4+  –  Wed. June 26 at 4:00 pm
HORIZON WINGS: A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY – Thurs. June 27 at 6:00 pm
MAGICIAN ED POPIELARCZYK’S MAGICAL MOMENTS – Mon. July 8 at 2:00 pm
ERIC GIRDARDI: BENDING GRAVITY – Tues. July 16 at 6:00 pm
DJ RED SUPREME DANCE PARTY (Rescheduled) – Tues. July 23 at 6:00 pm
DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER – Tues. July 30 at 6:00 pm
UNIVERSE OF MAGIC SHOW WITH CHRISTINA THE MAGICIAN – Mon. Aug. 5 at 2:00 pm
ANIMAL EMBASSY: OVER THE MOON ANIMAL ADVENTURE – Thurs. August 8 at 3:00 pm
JUDI ANN JONES aka ENERGIZER CIRCUS FLOW ARTS – Thurs. August 15 at 6:00 pm

These are just a few of the many programs we have for you this summer. See our full event calendar here

 

We will not offer a separate electronic program to track the books you read this summer. You can, however, still keep a list of everything you’ve borrowed from JTL by following these steps:

1. Log into your account

2. Account Preferences

3. Click “Keep history of checked items”

4. SAVE.

After saving, the books you have read will be saved in a list that you can print at the end of the summer.

 

 

Connecticut Reads and Nutmeg Summer Reading Lists
Grades K-2
Grades 3-4
Grades 5-6
Grades 7-8

Lebanon Middle School Book Lists

 

Download the JTL 2019 Summer Reading Brochure.