New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Posted on: May 27th, 2017 by

 

The 2017 New Jersey statewide summer reading theme is Build a Better World

 

New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs

 

New Jersey Libraries summer reading programs are a great way to motivate your children of all ages to prevent brain drain! Many local libraries follow the same theme and offer programs all summer long. Theater, live animals, reading challenges and more are all part of the summer reading fun. Keep reading for details but remember to always check our calendar for the latest summer reading program events.

Many counties have a county library system, but for those who don’t, please check your individual library for participation.

 

New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs

The summer reading program at the Atlantic County libraries

  • The dates begin June 17, individual libraries may vary.
  • Special events include kite building in Ventnor, yoga in Brigantine, and paper flowers in Mays Landing
  • For more check the Atlantic County Library System website

 

The summer reading program at the Bergen County libraries

  • The dates begin June 26, individual libraries may vary.
  • Special events include The Magic of Sharks in Emerson, Presley and Melody concert in Emerson, Art Kids Academy in Hawthorne, and building bridges in Carlstadt
  • For more check the BCCLS website

 

Fun puzzles are always available for the kids to play with!

The summer reading program at the Burlington County libraries

  • The dates begin June 12, individual libraries may vary.
  • Special events include Sciencetellers in Evesham and Cinnaminson, The Lizard Guys in Pinelands, and storytelling at the county library.
  • For more check the Burlington County Library System website

 

The summer reading program at the Camden County libraries

  • The dates start in mid – June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include a kickoff party in Bellmawr, Lego Zipline in Bellmawr, Traveling Lantern Theater Company in Voorhees, and Build a Better Snack at South County
  • For more check the Camden County Library System website

 

The summer reading program at the Cape May County libraries

  • The dates are to be announced.
  • Special events include Sciencetellers at Stone Harbor, Sea Isle City and more, Wild Animals at Upper Cape, and Sing Along with Nappy’s Puppets at Upper Cape and more.
  • For more check the Cape May County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Cumberland County libraries

  • Dates and details to be announced.
  • For more check the Cumberland County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Essex County libraries

  • Programs begin around June 23, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Sciencetellers at Montclair, Star Wars on the Green in Caldwell, and Bricks 4 Kidz in West Orange.
  • For more check the individual library websites

 

 

The summer reading program at the Gloucester County libraries

  • Dates and details to be announced
  • For more check the Gloucester County Library system website

 

The summer reading program at the Hunterdon County libraries

  • The dates begin June 17, individual libraries vary.
  • Earn a Somerset Patriots Game Ticket for Every 6 books read!!
  • For more check the Hunterdon County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Mercer County libraries

  • The dates begin in early June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include a kickoff party in Robbinsville, a magic show in Hickory Corner and West Windsor, and a scavenger hunt in Lawrence.
  • For more check the Mercer County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Middlesex County libraries

  • The dates begin in early June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Build a Better You in Edison, yoga in New Brunswick, and a party at Burke’s Park in Sayreville.
  • For more check the individual library websites

 

Library crafts!

 

The summer reading program at the Monmouth County libraries

  • The dates are June 1 – August 12
  • Special events include Make & Take Crafts in Oceanport, Sand Art in Ocean, and a Touch a Truck event at Headquarters.
  • For more check the Monmouth County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Morris County libraries

  • The dates begin June 10, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include a kickoff party with author David Lubar.
  • For more check the Morris County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Ocean County libraries

  • The dates begin June 19, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include an Eric Carle birthday party in Plumsted, Family Construction Fun in Lacey, and a Bubble and Magic Show in Little Egg Harbor.
  • For more check the Ocean County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Passaic County libraries

  • The dates start in June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include drop-in movies in Haledon, a mindfulness program in Woodland Park, and an ice cream party in Wanaque.
  • For more check the individual library websites

 

girl readingThe summer reading program at the Salem County libraries

  • Dates and details to be announced

 

 

The summer reading program at the Somerset County libraries

  • The dates start June 21.
  • Special events include a visit from Adventure Aquarium creatures in Manville, and Wednesday building in Watchung.
  • For more check the Somerset County Library System website

 

The summer reading program at the Sussex County libraries

  • The dates begin in mid-June
  • Special events include programs with Rizzo’s Reptiles and Sciencetellers.
  • For more check the Sussex County Library website

 

The summer reading program at the Union County libraries

  • The dates begin in mid-June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Touch a Truck at Cranford Library, Building Fair in Fanwood, and a magic show in Clark.
  • For more check the individual library websites

 

The summer reading program at the Warren County libraries

  • The dates begin June 23, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include a cooking program in Independence Township, balloon art in Blairstown, and bubble fun time in Franklin.
  • For more check the Warren County Library website

 

Choosing books at our local library

 

Many of the New Jersey libraries summer reading programs offer prizes and incentives to accompany their summer reading programs. Check with your local library, and HAPPY READING!

 

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