NTL Summer Reading Program (July 1 – August 28, 2020)

This Summer, the NTL is promoting the national theme of “Imagine Your Story.”

NTL is offering the Beanstack online program to keep track of your time read. There are also challenges you can complete for badges. These challenges include a Summer Reading 2020 Bingo Card, a 20 Book Challenge, and a 25 Day Reading Challenge. Enjoy completing these!

To register and log your reading on Beanstack:

  • Go to newburylibrary.beanstack.org
  • Register all who are participating in Summer Reading 2020
    *It does require the names, ages, and schools the children attend
  • Get logging!

Due to Covid-19, we will not be offering in-person events this summer. We will continue to offer, via Zoom:

  • Wednesday morning story times
  • Wednesday afternoon parent support group
  • Thursday afternoon Minecraft/Roblox Club
  • Friday morning story time

These are open to everyone and anyone! You do not need a Zoom account to attend. Simply go to the Newbury calendar and register for each event you would like to attend.

2020 Summer Reading Lists from Schools:

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.