Summer Reading 2022

Save the Date Summer Reading Facebook Post

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.

Save the Dates:

Saturday, June 18 at 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Mermaid Parade
Calling all mermaids and mermen! Hear stories about mermaids and create your own costume for our mermaid parade! Registration requested.

Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 – 7:45 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff & Ice Cream Social
Celebrate the start of Summer Reading at our Kickoff Party and Ice Cream Social! We will have an ocean themed story time, with songs and games, and then we will make our own ice cream sundaes! You will have the opportunity to sig up for Summer Reading as well. Registration requested.

Friday, August 19 at 8:00 PM
Outdoor Movie Night: Luca
Save the date for this evening of outdoor family fun in Gates Public Library’s parking lot. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray. No registration.

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

Save the Dates:

Thursday, June 30 at 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Special Minecraft Club!
Join us for a SPECIAL Minecraft Club (normally every 1st & 3rd Thursday) from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the Meeting Room. Play with your friends on a provided laptop or tablet, and get building! Have your own device? Feel free to bring and play on your own device! Don’t have a Minecraft account? No worries! One will be provided for you on one of our tablets and laptops!

Space is limited to 15 individuals and registration is requested. On the waitlist? Feel free to still come!

Monday, June 27 at 6:30 – 7:30 PM
T-Shirt Painting
It’s the Gates Public Library’s popular annual t-shirt painting program! All you need to bring is a plain-colored, pre-washed t-shirt to decorate. All other materials will be provided. Registration is required and class size is limited to 36 people.

Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Cupcake Wars
Use your imagination and artistry to create 4-6 unique cupcakes in specific categories. Cupcake creations will be peer judged for appearance, creativity, and taste. All materials will be provided for this program, but please bring along a container to bring home any remaining cupcakes. Registration is required and class size is limited to 20 people. Be sure to register early so you don’t miss out on this fun program!

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.