Summer Reading 2024

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Children’s Summer Reading

Birth – 12 years old

Adventure begins at your library! Beginning July 1st through August 10th, 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. Fill out your name on a hot air balloon and put it on our door. Don’t forget to search around Gates for our friend, Beekle!

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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, July 1st and goes until Saturday, August 10. Don’t miss out!

Fun prizes you could win:

  • Stress Balls
  • Shark Water Squirters
  • Micro Block Animals
  • Frog Bookmarks
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Games
  • 3-in-a-Row Games

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Adult Summer Reading

18 years old and up

This year’s theme is “Adventure begins at your library.” 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, July 1
Reading Program Runs: Monday, July 1 – Saturday, August 10
End of Summer Reading Celebration: In-person celebration in the Assini Meeting Room Monday, August 19 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 19 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. Light refreshments will be provided.

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

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