Encouraging your child to participate in the Summer Reading Program will help retain hard-earned reading and language skills and prevent the dreaded “summer slide”.

The fundamental keys for the development of lifelong learners are reading aloud and reading for enjoyment. Especially in young children, quantity trumps quality in terms of building reading fluency. So, let your children choose what they enjoy reading over the summer. Make reading FUN!

There are three levels available—toddlers though teens—in our program with age appropriate rewards for each bracket. Our model is developed to reinforce money and time management, independent decision making and higher level thinking.

We encourage reading, but not to the exclusion of all other activities; we all know that even the most voracious reader can’t read 24 hours a day. Encourage other interests and honest record keeping!


Our Winter Reading Challenge, 50 to Grow On, is a read-to-me program open to children ages 7 and younger and runs from December through March.

We curate 40 books each year and you can add an additional 10 books of your choosing. This program frequently introduces parents to undiscovered authors and children to new genres. Children earn a sticker for each book read and a prize for finishing.


During our Summer Reading Program, our community outreach is Read & Feed, a collaboration with the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s food pantry. Donations to the food pantry drop off dramatically during the summer months, while demand increases greatly.

This is a chance for children to participate in and appreciate the importance of helping others. Your food or personal care product donation helps a neighbor in need and earns a free basket prize ticket. Win-win!


Each month, Library staff offers recommendations from our collection! Login into your account to reserve one of these enjoyable reads today!

Wed 11

Gingerbread House Family Workshop

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm