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How do I sign up for the Summer Reading Program? Visit the library and ask a librarian, send an email to Ms. Boo at bettielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call the library at (603) 654-2581. 

When can I sign up for the program?  You can sign up beginning June 2nd until the end of June. 

When does the program start?  Everyone begins reading on the same date-  June 16. 

How do I keep track of what I read? 

  • Under age 5 can do the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  You’ll use your reading log to count books, and check in every week to let us know you're still reading.  No goals, just ask your parents to count the time you spent reading every time you cross off a book.  We will need a total of minutes read at the end of the SRP.

  • Kids and Teens you’ll set a weekly goal for the amount of time you want to read each week.   At the end of the week, check in with Ms. Boo about your progress.  Keep track of the amount of time you read each week, add the weeks up at the end, and report your time to Ms. Boo to complete the program.

How does the raffle work? Every time you check in with Ms. Boo, you’ll get a ticket.  Write your name on the ticket, and select a bin to put it in ( on display in the children’s room).  At the end of the program, we’re going to have a big raffle. 

What is a “check-in”? That’s when you tell Ms. Boo about your progress that week and get a raffle ticket.  It can be over email, facebook, in person, or over the phone.  She might ask you questions like- how did the reading week go?  Did you meet your goal?  What did you read that you liked?  You can have one a week for a total of 6. 

Why should I keep track of the time I spend reading? We need to report those numbers to the state.  Plus- It’s amazing to see how many minutes you can spend reading in the summer!

NEW THIS YEAR- A weekly drawing for SRP kids who visit the libarary in person.  1 ticket per kid per week. 

There is a Facebook page for The Summer Reading Program? Yes. The Summer Reading Program Facebook page is a private page that only SRP participants, library staff and library trustees are allowed to see.  Once you are signed up for the program, Ms. Boo will send you an invitation to join.

Do I have to have a Facebook account?  No, it's just easy to check-in that way- you get reminders! 

I don’t live in Wilton.  Can I still do the program?  If you have a family member with a Wilton library card, that member can sign you up.  If you don’t have a library card, but live in Wilton, get one!  If you don’t live in Wilton, our librarians can help you find the summer reading program in your town.  

When does the program end? Last reading day is July 27, last day to report reading July 31, and the wrap-up party and raffle is on August 2nd. 

Do you have more questions about the Summer Reading Program? Send an email to Ms. Boo at bettielueh@wiltonlibrarynh.org or call the library at (603) 654-2581. 


Our Summer Reading Program is a fun way to help your child:

  • Develop positive relationships with books and reading
  • Learn about the library and feel comfortable checking out books
  • Experience, explore and feel supported by the community
  • Prevent the "summer slide" 

 Click here to read the latest Brookings Institution research on the “summer slide”