Welcome to the Bloomfield Libraries Summer Reading Program! The theme for 2019 is “A Universe of Stories” and is open to all ages. This year’s program begins June 17 and ends August 23.
You can visit Prosser Public Library and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library in person and/or online during the summer to register and record your summer reading books.
You do not need a library card number to register for summer reading. You will choose a username and password that you will use every time you log into the online summer reading module to enter your reading minutes or titles. Please select an age group below for program details.
****PLEASE NOTE: IF REGISTERING MULTIPLE FAMILY MEMBERS, YOU MUST LOG OUT EACH TIME YOU REGISTER SOMEONE NEW OR TO LOG BOOKS.**** If staff finds multiple users under one name, the accounts will be deleted. They will need to be re-registered. Sorry for this inconvenience. We are working on a fix.
- Children’s Summer Reading (birth to entering Grade 6)
- Teen Summer Reading (entering Grade 7 through Grade 12)
- Adult Summer Reading
All summer reading events and prizes are generously funded by the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries. Adult raffle prizes are sponsored by the Friends and local businesses.
- Prosser Children/Teen Summer Reading Brochure
- McMahon Wintonbury Children/Teen Summer Reading Brochure
- Library Event Calendar
Benefits of Summer Reading
Research shows that children who read for pleasure during the summer do better when they get back to school in the fall, while kids who don’t can slide backward in all subject areas. The summer months offer great opportunities for children to improve their reading and writing skills.
Did you know that Summer Reading is a program that entices children to read when school is not in session and encourages them to become lifelong library users? Make reading a key part of spending time together! Here are some simple things adults can do to help:
- Model good literacy behavior – let your child see you reading for pleasure.
- Read and write with your child – make grocery lists together and exchange letters or emails with family and friends during vacations.
- Listen to audio books during car trips.
- Tell stories and sing songs together.
- Reading is Fundamental website, with more ideas to keep children reading over the summer.