Libraries Rock! 2018 Youth Summer Reading

summer reading

The theme this summer is “Libraries Rock!”. The Summer Reading program starts on June 18th and runs through August 6th. We will host the End of Summer Reading Party on August 11th.

Who Can Participate?

  • Early Literacy (Ages 0-5)
  • Children (Ages 6-12)
  • Teen (Ages 13-17)

How to Participate?

Please sign up online or sign up in the library! Registration closes on August 1, 2018.To get a reading record, please see the Youth Services staff at the Children's Room.

How Does It Work?

The Trenton Free Public Library is asking kids to read a minimum of 1,000 minutes over the summer!

Sound hard?  Not too hard.        
If you read just 20 minutes each day for 50 days, that’s 1,000 minutes!

Children who have read 20 days or more will be invited to the
Special End of Summer Reading Party on August 11th!

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up your reading record. Once you  have completed reading 200 minutes, 400 minutes, 600 minutes, 800 minutes and 1,000 minutes, stop in at the library and show us your reading record for some special Summer Reading activities and prizes.

Need Help getting your 20 minutes?

We will be having reading programs each day in the Children's Room where we will read for 20 minutes, read a chapter of a book or listen to an audio book. Please join us!

Book Reports

Submit a book report on a book (or part of a book) you read each week to be eligible for weekly raffles as well as a special raffle at the End of Summer Reading Party.

Please write your own book report with:

Your name and date

 Title and author of book

5 sentence summary telling what the book was about.

 5 sentences about your favorite character.

 A drawing of your favorite part of the book (character, scene, setting, etc.)

Book reports can be turned in to the Youth Services Department or emailed to

LIBRARY POLICY ON UNATTENDED CHILDREN: The Summer Reading Program is not designed to be a drop off camp.

The Trenton Free Public Library is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment that encourages children to attend the Summer Reading Program. Library staff is available to assist and support children with their use of Library resources.

However, the Library is not responsible for children who are left unattended on Library premises. Unattended children are children of any age who are apparently unaccompanied by a parent, guardian, and/or responsible caregiver in the Library. Any child age six (6) or under left alone in the library will be considered at risk. Children must be twelve (12) or older to ‘supervise’ a child six (6) or under.