Build a Better World 2017

Build a Better World!
2017 Young Adult Summer Reading Program for Grades 6-12
June 16 - August 25

Read to Earn Prizes and to support "Homes for Our Troops." We will donate $1 for every 4 books read.


  1. SIGN UP ONLINE or at the library using your library card and PIN.
  2. READ - all age-appropriate books and audiobooks count (3 magazines, manga, or graphic fiction = 1 book)
  3. RECORD your reading online to earn rewards.

Reading Rewards!
(For books you read and enter between June 16 and August 25, 2017)

  • READ 2 books total for a $5 Kimball's gift card
  • READ 4 books total for a $5 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts
  • READ 6 books total for a $10 AMC Movie Theatres gift card
  • READ 8 books total for a $15 gift card to Target, iTunes, or Barnes & Noble
  • READ 10 books for ticket for Grand Prize drawing for a $100 VISA gift card OR a free limo ride on the first day of school!
  • PLUS earn another raffle ticket for every 2 additional books you read after that.
  • PLUS earn a raffle ticket for completing a BINGO card.

Guidelines for Success:

  • Sign up online with a valid library card and PIN number. (If you do not know your PIN number, call or come to the library for help.)
  • Any books, ebooks or audiobooks from the Young Adult or Adult collections count as 1 book, but please only make one entry for every 3 magazines, manga, or graphic fiction you read. 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. Please check with the Young Adult Librarian if you need help selecting appropriate books.
  • Please bring your card and come in person to collect your prizes. You will be asked to return overdue items and pay late fees before you can collect prizes.
  • 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 this website.
  • Challenge yourself based on your own reading abilities and have fun!

Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School summer reading website — click here to see the guidelines for each grade.

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 and the Groton Trust Funds' Lecture Fund for generously supporting program events and providing prizes for the Young Adult Summer Reading Program, and A-Executive Limo Worldwide for providing the limousine ride prize.

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