WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Library will open its Summer Reading programs for all ages Memorial Day Weekend. It runs until Labor Day weekend.
Paticipation is online through Beanstack, offering reading recommendations and book logging.
A special Summer Reading Book Fair will be held Saturday, June 11, at Barnes & Noble in Westport where library staff will be available to recommend books and provide materials for making bookmarks.
It will be a chance to meet authors Karlin Gray, Nora Baskin, Michaela MacColl and Kara Thomas.
The reading programs are divided into the following groups:
Pre-readers: This youngest group can join a special club, get a journal and a prize.
Independent readers: The Summer Reading theme this year is “On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!”
Register in person at the Smilow Family Children’s Library (or on Beanstack) and drop by to pick up prizes and make a decoration for every five books read.
The “On-Your-Mark Challenge” begins Friday, June 24.
For middle and high school students:
Every five books read will earn students one entry into a drawing for the following prizes:
- Sculpting class with sculptor Chris Crowe for the winner and four friends
- VIP gaming experience for the winner and four friends
- VIP access to the Harry Potter Party July 30
- All-day MakerSpace 3D printing
- Free ticket to the all-night Maker Madness in March of 2017.
Summer reading for adults.
New this year—sign up on Beanstack. Look for special incentive gifts and prize drawings throughout the summer.
Cocktails for Book Lovers , Tuesday, May 31, 6 pm, Rive Bistro in Westport. Kick start the summer reading season with Tessa Smith McGovern, co-founder of Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, host of Book Girl TV and author of Book Girl’s Guide to Cocktails for Book Lovers and London Road: Linked Stories.
Join this special cocktail mixer featuring light refreshments served along with a reading from McGovern’s book London Road. Cash bar. Register online.