Summer Reading 2019

Our summer reading program features great suggested titles and reading incentives, fun (free!) programs for all ages. Participating in summer reading is an easy and fun way for kids to stay engaged with reading during the summer months and avoid the dreaded "summer slide" of learning loss.

The Summer Reading Program runs from June 3rd through August 30th. Kids can pick up their reading logs starting June 3rd.

Summer Reading is as easy as... 1 -- 2 -- 3!

Step 1: Sign-Up for a Reading Log and don't forget to tell us which school you go to!

This can be done at either the Children’s Ask! Desk at the library or at our Islington Branch. 

Step 2: Read

Choose if you are going to track how many books you read OR the time you spend reading using your Reading Log. All reading counts – including books read to you or that you listen to as an audiobook.

Step 3: Get Raffle Tickets -AND- Pick a Small Prize

Bring your reading log to either the Children’s Ask! Desk or the Islington Branch and receive a raffle ticket and choose a small prize from our treasure chest for every 5 hours or books that you read!

Logging Your Reading:

  • Fill out a circle on your Reading Log for every 1 hour/book you read
  • For every 5 hours/books you get:
    • A grand prize raffle ticket AND a small prize of your choice from the treasure chest
  • If you reach the end of the "Bonus Roud" of 50 hours/books read, you get a “Summer Reading Champion Lives Here” lawn sign.

Summer Reading Raffles 2019

Raffle tickets are given out for every 5 hours of reading or books read and children may enter the raffle of their choice.

Prizes are made possible by Friends of the Library, Roche Brothers, and Woodland Road Design.

  • Grand Prize Packs:
    • Space: Space Mission Rocket Ship toy, Star Light Projector,The Ultimate Book of Space book.
    • Pokemon Basket: Pokeball Backpack, Evee Stuffed Animal, Detective Pikachu Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon Super Deluxe Essential Guide, Pokemon Mini-tin with Booster packs and Coin, Pokemon Nanoblock Charizard Set
    • Magical, Mythical Fun Basket: Holigraphic Gem Necklace Craft Kit, Mythical Pom Animals Craft Kit, Make your Own Holographic Fizzy Gloop, Yeti Stuffy, Unicorn Squishable Stuffy, Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures.
    • Plush Pets with Park Street Book Gift Certificate Basket: Sticker Dolly Dressing Cats and Kittens, Sticker Dolly Dressing Dogs and Puppies, $75 Gift Certificate to Park Street Books, Narwhale Beanie Boo, Squishmallow Justice Pet, Puma Justice Pet, Penny (dog) Justice Pet, Kitten and Puppy Justice pet, Two Justice Pet Shop Outfits, Justice Pet Shop Magic Sequin Doghouse.
    • Book Lovers: Harry Potter Blanket, Camp Half Blood (From Percy Jackson series) shirt, child size large, Harry Potter Deatheater Socks, Dragon neck pillow, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Paperwhite case red. 
    • Technology: Nintendo Switch, Mario Odyssey game.
    • Firetruck ride on the First Day of School by the Westwood Fire Department

These book lists have been selected and curated by the Westwood Children's Librarians as suggestions for reading this summer. These books have been chosen from what has been published within the last year so every year we have a different group of books we are highlighting.

Grades K-1st

Grades 2-3

Grades 4-5

Middle School List