Summer Reading Programs Continue Through August

Chester readers of all ages are invited to exercise their minds and participate in Chester Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Programs.   These free programs are offered to encourage residents to read for pleasure and to help children maintain their reading skills during the summer months.  It combines reading incentives with related events and activities for children, teens and adults.

This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Build a Better World”.  Children can start signing up on Thursday, June 29th for the incentive program which offers weekly prizes for reading.  The launch will be celebrated with a Magic Show at 2 pm.  Children and their parents can enjoy numerous events scheduled throughout the summer including a wildlife program, puppet show, a princess party, bubble show, Scienceteller program, and more.

The library will also have a special reading program for middle and high school readers.  There will be drawings for prizes including free laser tag passes and Somerset Patriots baseball tickets as well as special events like a teen cooking challenge, painting class, community service project and college essay writing workshop.  Students can stop by the Teen Room for more details.

The Adult Summer Reading Program also begins on June 29th.  It continues through August 31st and includes prizes and book suggestions.

“Research has shown that students who participate in library summer reading programs significantly improve their reading skills and are more prepared to begin school in the fall ready to learn and succeed,” said Lesley Karcewski, Director. “Our goal is to keep children, teens and adults engaged with the library throughout the summer by offering incentives and fun events related to reading.”

Visit, call 908-879-7612, or stop by the library front desk for a calendar of events and more information on all summer programs.   Registration is required for children’s events.


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