New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Posted on: June 5th, 2018 by

 

The 2018 New Jersey statewide summer reading theme is Libraries Rock

 

New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 

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 which don’t, please check your individual library for participation.

 

New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs

 

New Jersey Libraries Summer Reading Programs

The summer reading program at the Atlantic County libraries

  • The dates begin June 18, individual libraries may vary.
  • Special events include harmonica craft in Hammonton, Summer Kickoff party in Brigantine, and kickoff karaoke in Pleasantville.
  • For more check the Atlantic County Library System website.
  • Visit our Atlantic County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Bergen County libraries

  • The dates begin June 21 for teens, June 22 for children, individual libraries may vary.
  • Special events include Musical Instrument Workshop in Paramus, Kick off Carnival in Northvale, Sterling Hill Mining Museum demonstration in Wyckoff, and Art of Felting in Dumont.
  • For more check the BCCLS website.
  • Visit our Bergen County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

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.
  • Visit our Burlington County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

n reading a star wars comic book

Enjoying a Star Wars Comic Book

 

The summer reading program at the Camden County libraries

  • Sign ups begin June 25, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include a Joe Holiday magic show at Pinelands, Dancercise party in Maple Shade, Sharks Rock at the county library, and Polka Dot concert in Evesham
  • For more check the Camden County Library System website
  • Visit our Camden County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Cape May County libraries

  • Registration begins June 18, individual libraries may vary.
  • Special events include Sciencetellers, Musical Fun with Mr. Jon, and The Jungle Book by Family Stages.
  • For more check the Cape May County Library website
  • Visit our Cape May County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Cumberland County libraries

 

The summer reading program at the Essex County libraries

  • Programs begin as early as June 4, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include an Italian ice social in Roseland, Touch the Music in West Caldwell, and Field Station Dinosaurs in Glen Ridge.
  • Visit our Essex County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.
  • For more check the individual library websites

 

 

The summer reading program at the Gloucester County libraries

  • Sign up begins June 23.
  • Special events include a Swamp Songs & Marsh Melodies concert at Newfield, Musical Scavenger Hunt in Glassboro, and Camp Rock in Logan Township
  • For more check the Gloucester County Library system website
  • Visit our Gloucester County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Hudson County libraries

  • Sign up begins
  • Special events includ
  • For more check the individual library websites.
  • Visit our Hudson County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries

 

The summer reading program at the Hunterdon County libraries

 

The summer reading program at the Mercer County libraries

  • Signup begins June 25.
  • Special events include a Juggling Hoffmans performance at the Hickory Corner Branch, Eyes of the Wild Mammal Show in Hightstown, and a Jumpin Jamie concert in Lawrence.
  • For more check the Mercer County Library website
  • Visit our Mercer County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Middlesex County libraries

  • The dates begin in early June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include a magic show in Woodbridge, The Lizard Guys in Old Bridge, and Guitar Pick Jewelry in Highland Park.
  • For more check the individual library websites
  • Visit our Middlesex County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

Library crafts!

 

The summer reading program at the Monmouth County libraries

  • The dates are June 1 – August 11
  • Special events include Muscle Man Mike’s Magic Show in Colts Neck, Musical Story Time in Howell, and Bach to Rock in Marlboro.
  • For more check the Monmouth County Library website
  • Visit our Monmouth County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Morris County libraries

 

The summer reading program at the Ocean County libraries

  • The dates begin June 1, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Amazing V, Zoom Balloons, and Balloons with Cheryl.
  • For more check the Ocean County Library website
  • Visit our Ocean County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Passaic County libraries

  • The dates start in June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Polka Dot Ron in Haledon, Turtle Dance Music in Woodland Park, and a pizza party in Wanaque.
  • For more check the individual library websites
  • Visit our Passaic County Library Events page for information about events for kids at this library.

 

reading in a book store

 

The summer reading program at the Salem County libraries

 

The summer reading program at the Somerset County libraries

  • The dates start June 18
  • Special events include a carnival in Bridgewater, Welcome to Hogwarts at the Mary Jacobs Branch, and Drumming Workshop in Somerville.
  • For more check the Somerset County Library System website
  • Visit our Somerset County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Sussex County libraries

  • The dates are to be announced
  • Special events include programs with Jay Jay the Bubble Guy and a Trolls Party.
  • For more check the Sussex County Library website
  • Visit our Sussex County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Union County libraries

  • The dates begin in mid-June, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Video Game Music Making at Cranford Library, Brady Rymer Concert in Fanwood, and a Kick-Off Dance Party in Clark.
  • For more check the individual library websites
  • Visit our Union County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

The summer reading program at the Warren County libraries

  • The dates begin June 18, individual libraries vary.
  • Special events include Bucket Drumming in White Township, Choo Choo’s Music Show in Blairstown, and Super Human Tricks in Franklin.
  • For more check the Warren County Library website
  • Visit our Warren County Library Events page for information about events for kids at these libraries.

 

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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