Build a Better World
2017 Adult Summer Reading Program

build a better world

Ages 18 and Up
June 16 – August 25


Please join us for Groton’s annual Adult Summer Reading Program! Just like our popular Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens, sign up begins Friday, June 16. Then read books, have fun, earn prizes, and try the READ THE WORLD! Summer Reading Challenge.

How does it work?

Sign up ONLINE, or come to the Circulation or Reference Desks, beginning Friday, June 16.

  • To participate, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid library card.
  • To sign up online you will need a valid library card and PIN/password. We are happy to help you get started.
  • Once you have signed up, please stop by the library to pick up the Build a Better World starter packet.
  • We will ask if you want to try the Read the World! Summer Reading Challenge..
  • Then read, read, read to your heart's content! (Or listen, listen, listen, if you prefer audiobooks.) Record your reading ONLINE at Enter the ISBN, or title and author of each book. If you choose to write a short review, we will share it anonymously with fellow booklovers.
Did someone say PRIZES?

As you record more books and reach prize levels, you will get a message to come to the library to pick up your prize.

  • Read 3 books = Dove Chocolates Candy Bag & Raffle Ticket for a chance to win our weekly prize
  • Read 6 books = Metal Leaf Bookmare & Raffle Ticket
  • Read 9 books = Folding Reusable Shopping Tote Bag & Raffle Ticket
  • Read 12 books = $5 gift card to Kimball's Farm & Raffle Ticket
  • Read 15 books = Raffle ticket for a chance to win our weekly prize
  • Read 20+ books = Earn a raffle ticket for every additional 5 books you read.
Homes for Our Troops

10 Weekly Prizes: $25 gift cards to local businesses. (The winning raffle ticket will be drawn each Friday at 3 pm.)

Your 2017 Summer Reading supports a good cause!


All summer reading prizes and resources made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust, with support from Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins, and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.