Summer Reading


Summer Library Program 2013: DIY @ YDL

Sign-up begins on Saturday, June 1. Prize drawings on Sunday, August 18.

Youth Program: Read. Learn. Do! (Readers 12 & under)

We're not just reading - there will also be a summer's worth of fun storytimes and programs that include free crafts, games, movies, and music. Your goal is to spend 900 minutes (15 hours) in reading activities. Everything counts, including audiobooks and listening to or reading aloud to someone else. Earn a prize when you reach the 450-minute mark, and get a free book when you reach 900 minutes. Need help reaching your goal? Come to our storytimes or sign up to read with one of our teen volunteers.

Teen Program: Dream It! Make It! (Readers 13-18)

Read and attend library programs to dream and make as much as you choose between June 1 and August 18 to earn points towards prizes. Each activity you submit is worth 1 point and 1 chance at the final drawing. After you have completed an activity, let us know by logging it online or by keeping track on the printed Teen Summer Game form. Tell us what you read or what you made and if you used library materials or came to a program at the library. If you write a story or poetry or draw a picture, give a copy to a youth librarian. You may be published! Really liked what you read, listened to or watched? Let other teens know by adding a review. Deadline to submit activities is August 18 at 5pm. For more information, see our Teen Summer Game website»

Adult Program: DIY @ YDL (Ages 19 & up)

This summer, adults who do any eight of the following activities will receive a gift: read or listen to books or ebooks, attend DIY library programs, or complete DIY activities using library materials. You can access your reading log online beginning June 1. All completed logs received by 5pm on Sunday, August 18 will be entered into a prize drawing.




Adults & teens, click here to log your progress online»

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84 Charing Cross Road

By Anthony Hopkins


An American writer forms an enduring relationship with a London bookseller which is carried on over 20 years and across two continents.