Congratulations on being a stellar summer reader! This summer has certainly been one for the history books, and good for you for being adaptable, for using your imaginations to learn and grow this summer, and travelling to new places through reading. We at the library are so proud of you. We are thinking of you, and hope to see you in person soon!

children's book display

Children’s 2020 Summer Reading
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Harwinton Public Library’s Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Harwinton Public Library Friends. The Friends work hard all year long to raise money through events, so that we can provide our community with a summer filled with imagination, learning, and fun.

Summer Reading Details

Pick up a registration packet beginning June 24th and receive a special reading log and entry forms, to track your summer reading and win special prizes! You can also download the Governor’s Summer Reading Log. as well as registration and prize entry forms.

We will also be releasing different activity kits every week, June 29th through August 7th, available through curbside pickup. Call or email for these treats!

REWARDS:

Kids who register to participate in summer reading will automatically be entered in a weekly raffle to win a gift card.

Miss Alice will dye her hair a fun color at summer’s end, based on your votes!

Readers Are Leaders continues! Read 4 books and win:

  • a Readers Are Leaders t-shirt!
  • You will also be entered into a raffle to be First Selectman for a Day.
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    One grand prize winner will receive a 4 pint package of specialty ice cream in the flavors of their choice, named after them & shipped directly to their home! Simply tell us your favorite book you read, using the form in your registration packet.

     
    *Submit your reading logs and entry forms to us by July 29th to be eligible for prizes. You can drop them in the book drop, or take a picture and email them to us!

     
    Weekly prizes are as follows:

    1st week – $20 Gift certificate to Carvel Ice Cream

    2nd week – $20 Happy Student Gift Certificate

    3rd week – $20 Gift certificate to Harwinton Pizza

    4th week – $20 Gift Certificate to GameStop

    5th week – $20 Gift Certificate to Build a Bear

    6th week – $20 Gift Certificate to Barnes and Noble

    7th week – $20 Happy Student Gift Certificate

    Suggested Reading Lists for Children
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    Nutmeg Award Nominees
    Newbery Medal Winners
    Caldecott Medal Winners
    Harwinton Consolidated Schools Suggested Titles

     

    * HCS is doing free reading this summer, which means children can choose to read whatever they like. These lists are provided only as a suggestion, to help spark ideas.

     

     

    Teen’s 2020 Summer Reading
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    Harwinton Public Library offers a Teen/Adult raffle every summer. This year’s raffle begins June 29th. Email us at staff@harwintonlibrary.org with your name, the title of the book you have read, and your phone number to be entered into our weekly raffle.

    We have been so thankful to receive donations in the past from local businesses, this year it’s our turn to support them, through the generosity of the Harwinton Library Friends.

    1st week – $20 Gift certificate to Carvel Ice Cream

    2nd week – $20 Gift certificate to Edison Grill

    3rd week – $20 Gift certificate to Harwinton Pizza

    4th week – Ridge Runner Soaps Citrus Gift Basket

    5th week – $20 Gift Certificate to A Healing Trail, and Himalayan Salt Lamp

    6th week – $20 Gift Certificate to Barnes and Noble

    7th week – $20 Gift Certificate to Hogan’s Cider Mill

     

     

    Suggested Reading Lists for Teens
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    Nutmeg Award Nominees
    Har-Bur Middle School Suggested Titles
    Lewis S. Mills High School Suggested Titles

     

    * Har-Bur and Lewis S. Mills are doing free reading this summer, which means that students can choose to read whatever they like. These lists are provided only as a suggestion, to help spark ideas.

    Students at Lewis Mills can also contribute to a Padlet. Below is a bit more information about Padlet from Lewis Mills Library Media Specialist, Gina West:

    What is a Padlet ?

    It will become the greatest electronic collection of summer reading books that Lewis Mills students will curate. After reading a great book(s) this summer, students will log on to the Padlet and post about one of the following topics: what stood out to them; what character they could relate to and why; why they would recommend this book (or not recommend it), etc. THEN they have a choice to either post a picture of the book they read, a picture of themselves with the book, OR a video of them talking about the book (using the choices listed above)! During the first week of school I will be holding a raffle for all participants in the Padlet! The more books read and entered on the Padlet, the more raffle tickets you earn! 1 ticket for the first entry, 2 tickets for the second entry, and so on… So if you read three books and posted, you easily earned 6 tickets!

    Here is the LINK to the Padlet. It will also be sent out to students in Mills Newsletter emails from Mr. Rau, and I will remind students about it weekly on the Library Instagram page @West_Unshelved, where the link will be stored all summer.

    DON’T FORGET TO PUT YOUR FIRST NAME and LAST INITIAL