Oceans of Possibilities: Summer Reading 2022

The 2022 Summer Reading Program begins on Saturday, June 11!

Preschool    Grades 1-5     Grades 6-12     Adults

The theme of this year’s Summer Reading is ‘Oceans of Possibilities’, and there will be a series of sea-themed events and other programs. Many of these events will be held outdoors, some on the Library’s front lawn under a tent. Early sign-ups mean an enhanced opportunity to read and earn more points for prizes, such as tickets to the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA!

To register, please visit the Ask Us Desk or the Information Desk at the library, or visit https://summitlibrary.readsquared.com.

You can also download the Readsquared App on Google Play or the App Store.

For more information about the program, take a look at the slideshow below, or click the following links:

2022 Summer Reading Presentation by SummitPL YSLibrarians

For Preschoolers:

READ TOGETHER, DO EARLY LITERACY PROJECTS TOGETHER, AND TAKE HOME PRIZES.
There are a few ways to participate:

Level Up!:

Every 10 books you read together with your child makes them eligible to take home a small prize and enter to win Grand Prizes at the end of the summer.
At the end of the summer, you can continue to read, and participate in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program
Smart Start Activities: 
Complete 2 Smart Start activities each week to get a small prize. Under each week, check off the activities that you complete. Bring your log to the library to stamp the game squares and get your prize. We hope you will do many Smart Start activities each week, but you only need to do 2 to get a prize.

For Elementary School Students entering Grades 1-5

TL/DR:  Read books, log your books, earn prizes all summer
There are two ways to participate:

Level Up!:

  • Read for 1/2 hr per day for 5 days to “LEVEL UP” and enter to win Grand Prizes all summer.
  • Once you “LEVEL UP” stop by the Ask Us desk to pick up a Grab Bag Prize
  • Your goal is to see if you can get to 1500 points; you “LEVEL UP” for every 150 points you earn by reading.
  • Bonus:  You can earn more points by finishing listening to audiobooks or reading books, for up to 90 total points per day.
  • Use your points to redeem tickets for the Grand Prizes.
  • Grand prizes will be pulled at the end of the summer.

Play some BINGO!

  • Are you looking for a challenge?  Stop by the library and pick up a bingo board!
  • Complete the items on the bingo board.
  • You will get a Bonus book for every bingo that you earn.

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For Middle & High School Students entering Grades 6-12

Read books, log your books, earn prizes all summer
There are two ways to participate:

Level Up!:

  • Read for 1/2 hr per day for 5 days to “LEVEL UP” and enter to win Grand Prizes all summer.
  • Once you “LEVEL UP” stop by the Ask Us desk to pick up a Grab Bag Prize
  • Your goal is to see if you can get to 1500 points; you “LEVEL UP” for every 150 points you earn by reading.
  • Bonus:  You can earn more points by finishing listening to audiobooks or reading books, for up to 90 total points per day.
  • Use your points to redeem tickets for the Grand Prizes.
  • Grand prizes will be pulled at the end of the summer.

Play some BINGO!

  • Need a challenge?  Stop by the library and pick up a bingo board!
  • Complete the items on the bingo board.
  • You will get a Bonus book for every bingo that you earn.

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For Adults:  Ages 18 and up

The Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins on June 11, 2022. It’s designed for adults age 18 and up to encourage life-long reading habits. There will be two prize drawings:

  • Midsummer Drawing: Monday, July 25
  • Summer’s End Drawing: Friday, September 2

Your challenge is to read and log 3 books by July 24 to be entered in the Midsummer Prize Drawing, and a total of 6 books by August 31 to be entered into our Summer’s End GRAND PRIZE drawing.  Prize-winners will receive gift certificates to local eateries.

To register for Summer Reading, you must create a ReadSquared account.

Any questions? Contact Adult Services at reference@summitlibrary.org or 908-273-0350 option. 3.

The Fine Print:

Dive in by signing up online. Read books (on the beach or at poolside is optional). Log the books you’ve read online.

You may read any books. Fiction or non-fiction, old or new, classic literature or bestselling beach novel. They don’t have to be library books. E-books and audiobooks are also acceptable, as are books in languages other than English. (Sorry, the picture books you read to your children are NOT eligible, but if your children are registered for Summer Reading, those books can be entered on their reading logs.)

Most important: HAVE FUN!

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