Summer Reading 2024 is here!
Check out all of our summer reading programs on our Programs Page!

Children’s 2024 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. Hayakawa
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

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 26th 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!
  • A chance to have your name pulled to be Selectman for a day! (If your name gets pulled you get a special certificate, you get to meet the first selectman and other representatives, then you get a tour of town hall all on a day you choose)

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 2024 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.

July 2nd @ 2pm – Fairy House Craft

Hey Teens! Come build your own fairy house! All materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring some of your own! Take your wonderful craft home with you when you are finished.
Ages 11+. Please register.

July 16th @ 2pm – Fairytale/Disney Trivia

Come play Disney and classic fairytale trivia! Are you a true Disney fan? Do you know what animal blew the little pigs houses down? Test your knowledge! Feel free to play with your friends or against them in this awesome trivia hour!
Ages 11+. Please register.

July 30th @ 2pm – Origami Boxes

Come learn some origami! Make and take home decorative origami boxes for your bookcases or shelves!
Ages 11+. Please register.