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Summer Reading Maste HeadThe New Providence Memorial Library is proud to present this year's Summer Reading program, Adventure Begins at Your Library! 

Books take us on journeys and open our minds to all possibilities. Our library has books for every age, every interest, and every reader. We have wonderful incentives to keep all ages reading this summer with summer reading programs for preK, K-5, teens and adults. It couldn't be easier!

1. Pick up a reading log starting Monday, June 17 to track your reading.
2. Bring your reading log to the library by Friday, August 2 at the latest.
3. Earn prizes from our treasure chests + enter to win our drawings for gift cards & grand prizes!  


PRESCHOOL (Ages 0-PreK)

Register and pick up a Preschool Activity Booklet at the library. If you are unable to come by, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a printable PDF activity booklet or download the form here starting on June 17.

  • Have fun doing activities on the bingo sheets in the booklet.
  • When you finish an activity, mark the box with a fun sticker or an X. 
  • When you make bingo (5 in a row in any direction), come to the library with your booklet to choose a prize from the treasure chest.
  • Come back to the library after you make a 2nd bingo to pick out another treasure chest prize.
  • Make a 3rd bingo to complete the summer reading program and to receive a prize AND a raffle ticket to enter in the Preschool Grand Prize* drawing. The winner of the grand prize drawing will receive a bag of books (your choice) from Afterwords, the bookstore on the lower level of the library.  

*Limit of one grand prize winner per family. Grand prizes must be picked up in person by August 31.


 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Grades K-5)

Register and pick up a Elementary Age Reading Log at the library. If you are unable to come by, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to receive a printable PDF reading log or download the form here starting on June 17.

  • Pick any books you like in the format of your choice. 
  • Track the books you read in the reading log.
  • Come to the library with your reading log after you finish two books to receive a prize from the treasure chest and a raffle ticket to our gift card drawings.
  • Read 2 more books and come to the library with your log to choose another prize and raffle ticket.
  • Read 2 more books to complete the program and to receive a prize and a raffle ticket to enter in the Elementary Grand Prize* drawing.  

*Limit of one grand prize winner per family. Grand prizes must be picked up in person by August 31.


    TEENS (Grades 6-12)

Pick up a reading log at the library starting on June 17. If you're away for the summer you may get a printable reading log here.

  • Read 2 books and come to the library to get a raffle ticket. Drop your raffle ticket into the gift card drawing of your choice.
  • Read 2 more books and come to the library to get another raffle ticket to enter in the gift card drawings.
  • Read 2 more books to complete the program.  Come to the library to get a final raffle ticket for the Teen Summer Reading grand prize drawing!

 *Limit of one grand prize winner per family. Grand prizes must be picked up in person by August 31.


 ADULTS  

Pick up a reading log at the library. If you're away for the summer, you may get a printable reading log here.

  • For every 2 books read, you'll earn a raffle ticket to a local gift card drawing.  The first two tickets you receive go in the drawing of your choice. 
  • Read 6 books in total to complete the program and get your third and last raffle ticket, for the adult grand prize drawing. The adult grand prize is a $100 gift card to Barth's Market.
  • Log adult-level books read between June 17 and August 2. Ebooks and audiobooks count!
  • August 2 is the last day to pick up your raffle ticket(s) and turn in your reading log.

*Limit of one grand prize winner per family. Grand prizes must be picked up in person by August 31.


TEEN VOLUNTEERS: Sign Up for Summer Volunteer Shifts
Students entering 8th-12th grades can sign up for 2-hour shifts* to assist in this year's Summer Reading Program, "Adventure Begins at Your Library"

Volunteer responsibilities include:
• Helping readers register 
• Giving out prizes as readers reach reading milestones
• Helping prepare crafts for programs and a
ssisting with other projects as needed

  • 8 shifts maximum
  • Must be a New Providence resident

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Special thanks to the generous restaurants in our town that have helped support this program.

Summer reading Sponsors 2024

 

 

Consider Sponsoring the Summer Reading Program.

Please consider donating a $25 gift card from one of our great local businesses as a summer reading prize. Just drop off a gift card at the front desk and it will be added to the raffle. It's a great way to encourage reading and support our community.

 

 

Come inside and connect!

Welcome to your NEW New Providence Memorial Library!

If you haven't visited us lately, be sure to come in and experience all that has changed. Our new layout has something for everyone. Browse our new displays, choose your favorite spot to cozy up and read, or sit down to work. Explore our expanded catalog now that we're part of the MAIN Library Alliance. You can request materials in our online catalog from any member library to be delivered here for you to pickup, if we don't have what you need in house. 

We are thrilled to be FINE FREE in an effort to encourage you to come back and keep borrowing. Your library card is your key to all free subscriptions, online resources, and digital materials, too. So get your library card and make a note of your barcode number!

Come discover, collaborate and connect with Your Library this winter and all year long. Visit our Calendar for our program schedule. Join us!

We look forward to seeing you here,

~ Stacey Maisch, Library Director