Summer Reading

The Children’s Room is excited about the 2017 Summer Reading Program — Build a Better World.  We have prizes and programs for everyone. Registration begins Friday, June 16 for children through Grade 5.

June 16 - August 25

GPL 2017 Summer Reading Program

Join us this summer!

How the Program Works:

dot Come to the GPL Children's Room to SIGN UP. You will need a library card. Children under 6 can use a parent's card. Receive a weekly raffle ticket when you sign up.

dot Set a GOAL for SUMMER READING. How much are you going to read each week this summer? Parents: help your child come up with a realistic reading goal. Make it fun!


dot Get PRIZES! Come in once a week for 1 prize, 2 weekly raffle tickets, and 1 Grand Prize raffle ticket. (You are able to receive a total of 10 prizes—one per week—during the program. If you are on vacation and can't make it in, don't worry! You can catch up when you get home.

dot Extra Incentives:

  • Participate in Library BINGO to receive extra weekly raffle tickets and a Johnson's ice cream coupon!

dot Have a safe and fun summer!!!


Looking for good books to read? Check out the book lists and links on the Recommended Books page.


GPL Summer Reading Program 2017 is funded by the GPL Endowment Trust, with the Town of Groton's Trust Funds' Lecture Fund.

Build a Better World is sponsored by GPL, Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.