Summer Reading Programs

June is here and we're counting down the days to summer! 

It's also time for the annual Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This year's theme is Build a Better World. We have lots of special programs scheduled, so be sure to visit the Kids page and the Teens page for details!

This year's Adult Summer Reading Challenge starts July 1 and runs through August 9. Read a book, fill out a review slip and cut off the raffle slip to enter the Weekly Prize Raffle. Earn more chances by filling out a row, column, or diagonal on our Summer Reading Challenge Bingo sheet! Each completed line on a Bingo sheet counts for one additional raffle slip.

This year we will have three (3) Weekly Prize Raffles with 2 winners and a Grand Prize Raffle with 1 winner, all from local Barrington retail and restaurant shops. There will be a table display across from the Reference Desk, which will contain raffle slips, Bingo sheets, and information about the program, rules and procedures, the Summer Reading Challenge, and raffles. 

Weekly Prize Raffle
Week 1 (July 1-12) - 2 winners announced July 13: $10 gift certificate to Daily Scoop & $10 gift certificate to Crepelicious
Week 2 (July 13-19) - 2 winners announced July 20: $10 gift card each to Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, and The Black Pear
Week 3 (July 20-26) - 2 winners announced July 27: $25 gift certificate to Four Town Farm
Final Week (July 27-Aug 9) - 1 winner announced August 10: $50 gift card to Barrington Books

Please direct all Adult Summer Reading Challenge questions to the Reference Desk staff at our email address, 401-247-1920 x2, or visit us at our desk.

Follow us on social media for up-to-date summer reading details, events, notices, book ideas, and more! Follow us on Facebook @barringtonlibraryTwitter @BarringtonPLRIInstagram @barringtonplri, and Instagram-Teens @barringtonlibrary_teens. Use hashtags #BuildABetterWorld, #SummerReading2017, and/or #Summeratthelibrary. Read and have fun!