Spark a Reaction
2014 Young Adult Summer Reading Program
June 19 - August 22


Who: Young Adults, entering grades 6-12

What: Go for a prize! June 19 to August 22, 2014

  • Read 2 books total – Get an Kimball ice cream coupon or a Chipotle meal coupon
  • Read 6 books total – Get a movie pass
  • Read 10 books total – Get a $15.00 gift card
  • Read 15 or more books – Get a ticket to enter the Grand Prize raffle for a $300 gift card to Simon Malls
  • Library BINGO card – Complete a BINGO card line at the library to receive an extra raffle ticket or earbuds

Where: Sign up ONLINE or at the library


  • Online sign-up begins June 19, 2014
  • Read books between June 19 and August 22 to earn prizes


  • Sign up ONLINE, using your library card number and PIN
  • Check out books to read or audiobooks to listen to from the YA or Adult areas
  • Visit the Circulation Desk with your library card to collect your prizes

Guidelines for Success:

  • Sign up online with a valid library card and PIN number. (If you do not have a PIN number, come to the library midlevel circulation desk to get one.)
  • We want to know you and we want you to know us, so please come to the library in person to choose books and collect prizes, and always bring your library card with you.
  • Any books, ebooks or audiobooks from the Young Adult or Adult sections count as 1 book, but please count every 3 magazines, manga, or graphic fiction as 1 entry or 1 book. Please only count reading that is appropriate for your age and reading ability. Books from the Children’s Room that are also found in YA count as well.
  • Need help finding fun and interesting books? Check the YA Idea Book or ask the librarian or staff on the middle level of the library if you need suggestions on what to read, or check the Good Reads for YA section of the website.
  • Challenge yourself based on your own reading abilities.
  • Please come in person with your library card to collect your prizes. You must return overdue items and pay any late fees before you can collect prizes.

Summer Reading Program Events:

  • Click here to view the YA events calendar and sign up for events online.

Thanks to the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust, the Groton Trust Funds' Lecture Fund and Chipotle for generously supporting program events and providing prizes for the Young Adult Summer Reading Program.

Thanks also to the members of the Young Adult Advisory Council for their ideas on programs and prizes. If you are interested in participating in the YAAC, please call or click here for information on our next meeting.

For additional information about the Young Adult Summer Reading Program or specific events listed on the calendar, please contact the Young Adult Librarian:

Deborah Dowson
978-448-1167, ext. 1325