Summer Reading 2021 is now over! Thank you to all who participated, and to the Harwinton Library Friends for their generosity.

children's book display

Children’s 2021 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 at the library or download and return to the library in person or by email. Track your summer reading and win special prizes! The Summer Kickoff is a Children’s “Farmer’s Market”. Children will receive a free italian ice after signing up, from Chet’s Italian Ice. We will also have a llama and lots of fun activity stations!

You can also download the Governor’s Summer Reading Log.


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

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
  • If a pizza party is not yet possible, the First Selectman will provide vouchers for a free pizza slice at Harwinton Pizza
    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 28th 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 Gamestop

    2nd week – $20 Happy Student Gift Certificate

    3rd week – $20 Gift certificate to Barnes and Noble

    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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    Teen’s 2021 Summer Reading
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    Harwinton Public Library offers a Teen/Adult raffle every summer. This year’s raffle begins June 21st. Email us at with your name, the title of the book you have read, and your phone number to be entered into our weekly raffle.

    1st week – $20 Gift certificate to Greenhouse Tavern

    2nd week – $20 Gift Certificate to Hogans Cider Mill

    3rd week – $20 Gift Certificate to Harwinton Pizza

    4th week – $20 Gift Certificate to Shiloh Run Farm



    Suggested Reading Lists for Teens and School Summer Reading Info
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