Summer Reading Program

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The New Providence Memorial Library is proud to present our 2020 Summer Reading Program,

Imagine Your (Virtual) Story!

This year's summer reading program will look a little different than usual, since we all have to be flexible in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.  Starting June 24, you can register for our virtual summer reading program!  We have wonderful incentives to keep all ages reading this summer. Patrons of all ages can track their reading or literacy activities online via ReadSquared to earn prizes.  Even if the library is not yet physically open, we’ll have plenty of great stuff for you to read and listen to online, and fun activities you can do on your own. 

Register on READSquared: 

http://newprovidencelibrary.readsquared.com/

Instructions for Registering on READsquared

PRESCHOOL (Ages 0-4):       CH 3      

Goal: 1,000 points in ReadSquared

  • Earn by reading, completing missions, attending events
  • Read Picture Books = 25 pts
  • Attend Virtual Events = 25 pts
  • Complete Missions = 100 pts
  • 40 books over 9 weeks = 1000 points!

*Prizes awarded (while supplies last):

  • 300 pts = bubbles
  • 600 pts = mini color-in tote
  • 900 pts = entered to drawing for a FREE bag of books from our book store!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades K-5):   EL 6

Goal: 1,000 points in ReadSquared

  • Earn by reading, completing missions, attending events
  • Read Picture Books = 25 pts
  • Read Chapter Books = 50 pts
  • Attend Virtual Events = 25 pts
  • Complete Missions = 100 pts
  • 20 books over 9 weeks = 1000 points!

*Prizes awarded (while supplies last):

  • 300 pts = rubber ducky
  • 600 pts = mini color-in tote
  • 900 pts = entered to drawing for a $25 GC to Zita's and a $25 GC to McDonald's!

TEENS (Grades 6-12):     TN 5

Goal: 1,000 points in ReadSquared

  • Earn by reading, completing missions, attending events
  • Read Books = 100 pts
  • Attend Virtual Events = 50 pts
  • Complete Missions = 100 pts
  • Volunteer = 100 pts

*Prizes awarded (while supplies last):

  • 300 pts = Vinyl stickers (for iPads, water bottles, phones, laptops, etc.)
  • 600 pts = mini color-in tote
  • 900 pts = entered to drawing for a $25 GC to Bagel Cafe and a $25 GC to Coppola!

ADULTS (Ages 18+):          CH 2

Goal: 1,000 points in ReadSquared

  • Earn by reading, completing missions, attending events
  • Read Books = 100 pts
  • Attend Virtual Events = 50 pts
  • Complete Missions = 100 pts

*Prizes awarded (while supplies last):

  • 300 pts = NPML car magnet
  • 600 pts = mini color-in tote
  • 900 pts = entered to drawing for a $25 GC to NP Fuel and a $25 GC to Bellariva!

*Please note: Only one drawing winner per family in order to spread the Summer Reading joy.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 13 11:00AM-Fairytale Storytime: Magical Beans!
Jul 13 01:00PM-Virtual Storytime
Jul 13 07:00PM-Baseball Group
Jul 14 10:00AM-Zoom Storytime with Ms. Lori
Jul 15 07:00PM-Virtual Pajama Storytime

At long last..

.....we are starting to circulate our collection again!

We are very happy to be back and allowed to offer contactless pickup service.  Materials will be circulated from a table behind the front doors.  Holds can be placed for items not currently available and now you can also request items that are on the shelf.  Place holds and requests through the online catalog or call us.

There are some limitations so please be sure to check else where on this site for the complete list of instructions.  

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311