Summer Reading 2022

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Summer Reading for all ages begins Monday, June 27. Pick up your packets at the Circulation Desk today! Got a question? Call us at (585) 247-6446 or email us at

Here’s the information you need to know:

Children’s Summer Reading

Birth – 12 years old

Explore Oceans of Possibilities with the Summer Reading Program! Sign up to read (or be read to) for at least 10 minutes a day. You will get an octopus or shark to move around the Octopus’s Garden on our bulletin board, as well as other goodies. Each week you do your reading, come back to the library, show us you did your reading, and receive a prize! Our octopus pal Mauricio will be traveling around the Town of Gates. Find him each week and fill out a raffle ticket at the library for a chance to win another prize! This program is for children ages birth to 12.

Teen Summer Reading

9 – 18 years old

Do you have some extra time on your hands? Do you have required reading for school? Do you just love reading? Put that reading to work for you and earn chances to win some really cool prizes!

Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program and enter weekly raffles to win prizes! The more you read, the better your chances are to win a prize. (Note: Listening to audiobooks counts as reading too.)

Registration packets will be available beginning Monday, June 27 and goes until August 6.

Fun prizes you could win:

  • Modeling Sand
  • Shark Pens/Pencils
  • Shark Stress Balls
  • Water Games
  • Tote Bags
  • Wall-Walker Octopi

Adult Summer Reading

18 years old and up

This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.” You can choose whatever you want to read, whether they are books from the library or your own personal copies. You can also review Books on CD, MP3s, or e-books.

Important Dates:

Registration Begins: Monday June 27th, 2022
Reading Program Run: Monday June 27th – Saturday August 6th, 2022
End of Program Celebration: In-person celebration in the Mark Assini Meeting Room Monday, August 8th, 2022 6:00 – 8:00PM

Here’s How It Works:

  • For each book read, fill out a “review” slip for the weekly prize drawing. Be sure your name and telephone number or e-mail are on the other side to qualify for the weekly prizes
  • Every Monday morning there will be a drawing for prizes. Winners will be notified by telephone or e-mail.
  • At the end of the program we will have our end-of-summer-reading celebration in the community space next door on Monday August 8th at 6:00PM. You will be able to register through our program calendar on our website. During the program there will be a random selection from those in attendance for a chance to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. There will be two drawings

Funding for all of our prizes is generously donated by the Friends of the Gates Public Library.

Posted on June 29, 2022

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