SUMMER READING 2018: Libraries Rock!

Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

NTL Summer Reading Program (June 21, 2018 – August 18, 2018)

This Summer, the NTL is promoting the national theme of “Libraries Rock” and offering great music themed programs to inspire musical creativity in every child.

NTL is offering the Read & Bead Incentive Program.  Here’s how it works. Registration for summer reading is online. Online Registration begins June 21. Read and log to be eligible to receive awesome beads to add to your Summer Reading Necklace. Every book read (Max 10 per week) and receive 1 bead per book. Complete the week’s challenge of reading 20 minutes a day or 2 hours 20 minutes a week and receive that week’s code to redeem for your read and bead token! As always, children whose parents read to them can count that as summer reading! Your summer reading accounts will be accessible from anywhere with a wifi connection and on laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. Register and log your reading and start collecting your beads!!!



Click the appropriate link to go straight to our online summer reading page where you can sign up and log in your reading (please note, the link will not be active until the program is ready to kick off on June 21st).





2018 Summer Programming Line Up: Click to register for each event



NTL Summer Reading Kick Off Party!!!


Thursday, June 21st @ 1pm (Dependent on # of Snow Days)


1-2pm: Concert with GRAMMY nominated family music performer, Alastair Moock (Ages 6 and Up).

Alastair performs shows for kids and families all over the country, full of rootsy, laughin’, signin’ and dancin’ fun. Performances combine Alastair’s own award-winning songs and folk songs from our nation’s past, with a sprinkle of history and dash of social justice thrown in for good measure.


2-3pm: Kona Shaved Ice Truck, Kid Friendly Tattoos & More 








Children’s Concert with David Polansky (All Ages)


Friday, July 13 from 10:30-11:30

Returning by popular demand, David Polansky continues our summer reading program with a family fun musical event. Get ready to sing and put on your dancing shoes because his shows involve the audience in many different ways including signing, dance and other movement, questions and answers, or on the spot lyric writing.


Drumming Class with Zack Field Drum Studios (Ages 7-12)


Date TBA

Zack Field Drum Studios presents a hands on drumming class and learn traditional African rhythms.






2018 Summer Reading Lists from Schools:

Newbury Elementary School Reading List

Triton Middle School :


  • 7th Grade Reading List


  • 8th Grade Reading List


Triton High School Reading List


Why summer reading? There are so many benefits. Check out the following information from the Collaborative Summer Library Program:


Prevent the Summer Slide!
Summer slide affects millions of children each year in this country—but it doesn’t have to. Read about tips for parents, caregivers, and members of community organizations to help keep learning fun throughout the summer break and the rest of the year.


The Importance of Summer Read: New York State Library, The Importance of Summer Reading: Public Library Summer Reading Programs and Learning


Summer Reading Research: Information compiled by Colorado’s Library Research Service which includes valuable data on summer library use by children from varying economic backgrounds.