Summer Reading 2024: Adventure Begins At Your Library!

{Adventure Begins At Your Library™ is a Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) trademark.}

The New Brunswick Free Public Library’s 2024 summer reading program will run from June 22 through August 16. All ages, from 0 to 100+, are invited to participate! Come to the library during our open hours to learn more about our "Adventure Begins At Your Library" summer reading challenges. Here are summaries of each Summer Reading Challenge, per age group:

  • Children ages 0-4: Pick up your summer challenge passport and earn stamps with your caregiver by completing activities and attending library programs. After earning 5 stamps, receive sidewalk chalk and choose 3 free books! After earning 10 stamps, receive a ticket to the library fair happening on August 17!
  • Children entering grades K-6: Pick up your summer challenge passport and earn stamps by completing activities, reading books, and attending library programs. For every 5 stamps that you earn, choose 3 free books and receive 3 different brag tags--try to collect all 10 designs! After earning 15 stamps, receive a ticket to the library fair happening on August 17!
    Visit our Kids Page for information about events and resources specifically for children!
  • Teens (grades 7-12): Visit the Teen Room to get a Summer Reading log on which to keep track of the number of minutes you read each day, as well as the time spent at library programs, throughout the summer. Reading anything counts -- from blog posts to comic books, magazine articles to novels, etc. -- just keep track of the minutes spent reading as well as at library programs, as each minute goes towards earning a level. Every 300 minutes spent reading or at a program earns a level; each level earns a prize! Teens will need to bring their log and report their reading/participation at the library, preferably when the Teen Room is staffed, to claim their prizes; the best times to do this are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays - Fridays. Teens will earn their first level upon picking up a log, and the maximum level is five. Achieving Level 5 earns teens an invitation to the End of Summer party on Friday, August 16!
    Visit our Teen Page for information about events and resources specifically for teens!
  • Adults (ages 18 and up): Pick up an adult Summer Reading Bingo Card in our main lobby or at the Reference Desk; no sign-up required! (You may also download a Bingo Card here, o haga clic aquí para español.) Complete any line of three activities on the adult Bingo Card between June 22 and August 17 and bring it to the Reference Desk to receive a summer reading-themed souvenir (while supplies last). One Bingo card per person.
    Also: Follow us on Facebook and take an Historic Adventure through New Brunswick! Visit one of the historic sites on the map in our Facebook "Historic Adventure through New Brunswick" post, which is pinned to the top of our Facebook page (you can also download the PDF here or pick up a printed copy in the main lobby) and comment with a selfie at that location to be entered in a raffle for a $50 gift card (to your choice of a New Brunswick local restaurant). You may enter this raffle a total of 8 times by visiting each of the 8 locations; this can be on the same day or on different dates; each entry must be a separate comment on the Facebook post. Eligible entries must be posted between June 25 (the date of our Facebook post) and August 17. Drawing will be held on August 19; prize must be claimed in person at the library no later than August 30, 2024.

Visit our Events Page for information about events throughout the summer. As usual, please feel free to call the library at 732-745-5108 with any questions.

Thanks to the Friends of the New Brunswick Free Public Library and Constellation for their support! Constellation Community Champion