Summer Reading 2023 is here!
Check out all of our summer reading programs on our Programs Page!

Children’s 2023 Summer Reading
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“It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish”. – S.I. HayakawaHarwinton 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

Here is our summer reading Pamphlet which has all of our summer reading info!

Summer Reading Packets – You can pick up a summer reading packet at our kick-off on June 21st or any time the following week.

You can also download the Governor’s Summer Reading Log if you wish!

All summer reading materials are supplied as hard copies at the library!

Readers Are Leaders!

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers”. – Harry S Truman

Read 5 books and win:

  • A Readers Are Leaders t-shirt at the finale!
  • A Summer Reading Certificate!
  • Free pizza at the finale!

Entry Form: entry form

Return to us by July 19th to be eligible for prizes. You can drop them in the book drop, or take a picture and email them to us!


Suggested Reading Lists
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Teen’s 2023 Summer Reading
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Teens may participate in any kids programs and presentations. They are welcome to also participate in Readers are Leaders.

June 27th @ 1:30-3:30pm –Teen Brush and Pallet

Come paint a beautiful canvas step-by-step with instructor Carolyn Mitchell. No experience necessary!
Please Register. Space is limited. For ages 11+. This program will be outside weather permitting.

June 29th, July 13th & 27th @ 1:00-2:00pm –Teen Time

Hello teens! Come hang out at the library on these Thursday afternoons for an hour! We will be playing games and also checking out the library. For the first session we will play bingo, the second session we will play trivia, and for the third session we will play would you rather.
No need to register. Ages 11+.

July 12th @ 5:30-7:00pm –Book Folding Hedgehog Craft

Come make a cool book hedgehog with Mrs. Molly! Trust me, you will want this on your bookshelf.
Please Register. Ages 12+.