Summer Reading 2017

Calling all readers!

Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

June 15th will kick off the start of our year-round 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge!  As daunting as that number might seem, it’s as easy as reading three books a day for a year.  Think about all of the times you’ve been asked to read a favorite book again, and again, and again … every re-read counts!  Online participation is convenient and portable; paper reading logs are also available at the library.

Register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Elementary Kids

Runs from June 15th through August 24th

Kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to sign up for the newly redesigned Summer Reading Program!  This year, kids will begin the summer with a key ring.  As they complete challenges, they can fill their ring with badges that tell the story of their reading achievements.  Complete at least three challenges, and kids will earn a free book from the Friends of the Library Book Nook.  Online participation is the easiest way to track progress; a paper log is available on request at the library.

Register for Kids’ Summer Reading

Middle School and High School

Runs from June 22nd through August 25th.

Everyone entering grades 6th through 12th is invited to participate in our Teen Summer Reading Program! Read books and complete challenges to earn badges, which you can pick up at the Reference Desk, and entries into our weekly Bedford Farms gift card raffles. How many badges can you complete?


Register for Teen Summer Reading


Runs from July 1st through August 31st

Whether you’re a new high school graduate, a retiree, or any stage of life in between, your book reviews are welcomed!  With weekly drawings for local gift cards and one final Grand Prize, there’s a good incentive to share your reading.



Register for Adult Summer Reading