Summer Reading Has Begun!

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Our 2023 Summer Reading Programs are now available! Register in-person at the circulation to sign up.

Children’s Summer Reading

Birth – 12 years old

“Find Your Voice” with the Summer Reading Program! Beginning June 26, kids up to age 12 are invited to register to read (or be read to) at least 10 minutes a day to earn weekly prizes. Each week participants can learn about different people who have found their voices and express themselves in different ways. Fill out a speech bubble and put it on our door to show us how you found your “voice”, and search around Gates for our Frida Kahlo doll!

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 26 and goes until Saturday, August 5. Don’t miss out!

Fun prizes you could win:

  • Magnetic Bookmarks
  • Mini Playing Cards
  • Sun Visors
  • Fidget Pops
  • Collapsible Water Bottles
  • Mini Notebooks
  • Gel Pens
  • Super Soakers
  • Butter Slime

Adult Summer Reading

18 years old and up

This year’s theme is “Find Your Voice.” 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 26
Reading Program Runs: Monday, June 26 – Saturday, August 5
End of Program Celebration: In-person celebration in the Mark Assini Meeting Room Monday, August 7 at 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Here’s How It Works:

  • You will receive a packet with review cards.
  • Read books (physical copy or e-book) or listen to audiobooks.
  • Write a review card for each book you read/listen to and drop your completed cards in the wooden box
  • The librarian will draw names each week and the 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 Meeting Room on Monday, August 7th 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. Registration is required and limited to those who have registered for the Adult Summer Reading Program.

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

Posted on June 27, 2023

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