Welcome to the Greenwich Free Library’s Summer Reading Program!

Join us for a fun filled summer of reading challenges, programs and, PRIZES!

June 20, 2020 – August 29, 2020

Take a stroll around town and visit our poetry walk, stop by our social media pages to participate in a virtual story, participate in our virtual Summer Reading Building Blocks programs, sign-up for a virtual book club or just join the reading challenge for a chance at winning a great prize.

This year we are happy to announce that we have opened up our summer reading challenge to all age groups. Read, log your time, and be entered into our drawings for great prizes no matter what your age.

How the Reading Challenge works:

1 Download the ReaderZone App onto your mobile device. Reader Zone can be downloaded from both Google Play Store and the Apple App Store

2 In less than a minute you can create a new account and join into our Summer Reading Program by entering the code e2c58

3 Select which reading age group applies to you
(you can sign up multiple readers in one account, if you are an adult with a child reader who does not have their own mobile device, signup in the app as yourself and then add however many readers you need).

4 Start reading and logging your time starting June 20th!

That’s it!

Each age group has different time goals, meet those goals and you will be entered in our drawing for great prizes!

If you are unable to use an app on a mobile device you can also sign-up and log your minutes on the readerzone webpage using the same code, e2c58.

For a short video showing how to setup the readerzone app click here.

Within the readerzone app you will see an age specific book bank. These are not required reading, simply suggestions selected by our outreach librarian. You can edit your book bank as you see fit.


Age Groups and Total Summer Goals:

  • Birth – Pre-K: Read 600 minutes
  • Kindergarten – 2nd Graders: Read 1,200 minutes
  • 3rd Graders – 6th Graders: Read 1,800 minutes
  • 7th Graders – 12th Graders: Read 2, 400 minutes
  • Adult: Read 3,000 minutes

What counts as Reading? Reading comes in all varieties and encompasses many materials NOT JUST BOOKS! Magazines, Graphic Novels, Newspapers, Audio books and listening to someone read to you COUNTS!

Prizes:

Summer Reading Sign-Up: The first 100 readers to download and sign-up for the readerzone app will receive a free ice cream from Battenkill Creamery!

You’re Halfway There!: this prize drawing will be held on July 25, 2020. If you have read half of your summer goal at this point, you will be entered in to win a $50.00 gift certificate from Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY. One certificate will be awarded in each age category.

Summer Reading Finale: this prize drawing will be held on August 29, 2020. If you have met 100% of your summer reading goal you will be entered in our drawing to win a a grand prize!

Birth- Pre K: Author Gift Package! A collection of toys and books all inspired by the beloved children’s author Eric Carle.

Kindergarten- 2nd Grade Readers: Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet a Kid-Proof Case with built-in stand including 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.

 

3rd Grade – 6th Grade Readers: Kindle Kids Edition Essentials Bundle including case, screen protector, power adapter and one year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited

 

7th Grade- 12th Grade Readers: 32 GB Kindle Paperwhite with premium case.


Adult Readers: 32 GB Kindle Paperwhite with premium case.

 

Need help with signing up with the ReaderZone App or unable to log minutes on a mobile device? We can help! Please contact us!

We at the Greenwich Free Library would like to thank Stewart’s Shops and the Greenwich Central School Teachers’ Association for their continued support in our summer reading program.