Summer reading for children kicks off tonight


More than 500 children are expected to sign up for an exciting summer of reading, prizes, and family friendly entertainment in the reading club at the Plainville Public Library.  The summer reading programs run from Thursday June 27 through Thursday August 22.

 “Dig Into Reading” is theme of the program for pre-readers and independent readers up to grade 5. They will read or listen for 20 minutes a day to earn a prize. For each week they read, they are allowed to “dig” into a “treasure chest filled with prizes. They can sign up at the children’s department.

 “Beneath the Surface” is the program for students in grades 6-12.  For every book they read and review, their name will be entered into our biweekly raffle drawing. These students can visit our website at  and click on “Teen Summer Reading 2013” to create a free online reading account. They will log in, add the books they have read, and their names will automatically be entered into our biweekly raffle drawing. It will be very easy.

The schedule of events for summer reading is below. Readers will find fun, free, family-friendly programs all summer long. The summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library.

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Kick-off Party with musician Les Julian

Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.: Hooked on Llamas

Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.: Musician Tom Weber

Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 or 6:45 p.m.: Forest Park Zoo presents “Animals That Dig.” (Registration required.)

Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.: Summer Reading Program Finale with DJ David Robinson

For more information about the summer reading program, patrons can call the children’s department at the Plainville Public Library at (860)793-1450.

The Plainville Public Library is at 56 East Main St., Plainville.