Every summer in mid-June, Brownell Library kicks off the summer reading program. What follows is two full months of fun and educational activities that celebrate reading and community. All Participants who turn in a reading log (any reading log, not just the "official" Brownell log) and/or demonstrate participation in summer programming by submitting pictures or activities are entered into a prize drawing. Participants are also invited to an and of summer party with the No String Marionettes where they can receive a free book.
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are also invited to participate in the summer reading program by reading books and attending or volunteering for events. All teen summer reading participants will be invited to a volunteer party at the end of the summer and entered into a prize drawing.
The 2021 Summer Reading Theme, Tails and Tales, will feature animals and stories, or maybe some combination of the two. A program brochure and registration forms for both participants and teen volunteers will be released at the beginning of June. However, if you would like a sneak peak, check out our Event Calendar. With the ongoing risk of children and unvaccinated people catching COVID-19, we are planning to offer a mixture of virtual, kit based, and outdoor programming this summer, and we continue to encourage masks!