The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Summer Reading 2023 starts June 26th! Stay tuned for more details.


The Importance of Summer Reading

Often referred to as the “summer slide,” reading setbacks over summer vacation are easily avoided. Join our Summer Reading program this year and help your kids (and yourself!) develop summer reading habits that can combat summer learning loss and provide a foundation for academic success. 

What Are the Rules For the Summer Reading Program?

If you have a child who is still being read to by an adult, click here to download the form your little one can color in for each book read. When it's completed, bring it into the library for a sticker from Miss Kate! If you can't print one out, call the library and we can have one ready for you to pick up.

For everyone else, complete our brief Google form every time you read a book. You earn one raffle ticket per book. There is no limit to how many raffle tickets you can enter per week.

Each raffle ticket is entered into that week's raffle and into the drawing for the end-of-summer grand prize.

What Are the Weekly Prizes/Grand Prizes?

Every Monday we'll be raffling off three, $10 gift cards to local businesses (one gift card per age group).

Grand Prizes for Children, Teens and Adults will be announced soon!

Check out our calendar to learn more and to sign up.

We are very grateful to The Friends of the West Newbury Library for donating all of our prizes and providing funding for our Library programs.