Summer Reading

Happy Summer 2022!

School is out for the summer (yay!), which means it’s time for Summer Reading!  This year’s summer reading theme is Oceans of Possibilities and we’re so excited to share it with you.
What is the summer program?
Every summer, Wilder Memorial Library offers a summer reading program to help kids and families stay connected to reading all summer long. Summer reading is a community tradition that promotes reading for fun and lifelong enrichment.

This year, our summer reading program includes a treasure map, the Beanstack app, prizes for time spent reading, story time, drop-in crafts, free passes to state parks and historic sites, a family fun concert, and more! 
Free Entry to State Parks & Historic Sites
The Vermont Department of Libraries has provided us with amazing free passes!  Stop by the library to borrow:
1) 2022 State Parks Pass — free admission for one vehicle holding up to eight people to a Vermont State Park day area for one day. Visit the VT State Parks website for hours and information.
2) 2022 Historic Sites Pass — free admission for one family or group of up to eight persons for one day. For more information, click here.

Summer Reading Treasure Map
Track time spent reading with our fun treasure map. Earn prizes for completing seven hours or seven books. Treasure maps are available at the library or click here to download.

2022 Summer Reading Challenge (Beanstack)
The Beanstack website and app make it easy to track reading progress online. For every badge earned, stop by the library to choose a prize.

Summer Story Time
Join us for Story Time in the library’s garden at 10:30 a.m. on July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 23.   

Drop-in Crafts
Drop-in Crafts for preschoolers Noon – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 and Thursday, August 4. Stop by the library and make a cute creation!

Live Music at the Library with Jake & Graham
Save the date for a summer concert featuring musician Jake Geppert and 8th grader Graham Long, Sunday, August 21 at 4:00 p.m. This will be a very special show!  
Summer Reading Treasure Map
Track summer reading and earn prizes all summer long with our Summer Reading Treasure Map.  Treasure maps and prizes are available at the library.  

If you’re unable to make it to the library when its open, we’d be happy to leave a map in the foyer for you (simply drop us an email — the foyer is always open).
2022 Summer Reading Challenge (Beanstack) 

Looking for an easy way to track summer reading online?  Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at vermont.beanstack.org.  For every badge earned, stop by the library to claim a prize.  
Readers of all ages across Vermont are invited to participate in the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is available now through August 31 at vermont.beanstack.org!

Read or listen to any book and track minutes using the Beanstack web or mobile app. You can help young children participate by tracking minutes when reading to or with them.

Log minutes and complete activities to earn digital badges. Collect any 10 badges to complete the challenge!

Studies have shown that reading for at least 20 minutes every day can positively affect mental health and sharpen a variety of skills including memory retention, social-emotional skills, creativity, vocabulary, and critical thinking.Keep on reading Vermont!This challenge is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is available for free to all Vermonters. 
Summer Reading Bingo
More summer reading fun! Our Summer Reading Bingo board offers fun ideas for kids of all ages.  
Browse our Catalog

Go to Overdrive, Libby, and HOOPLA
for audio & downloadable Summer Reading books!

And here is peek of the new books we have for reading this Spring to keep you warm!

Search Our Catalog

New Picture Books for Children!

New Easy Readers for Children!

New Middle Grade and Graphic Novels!

Wilder Memorial Library brings the Summer Reading Challenge via Beanstack back to Weston!

Readers of all ages across Vermont are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge!
Read or listen to any book and track minutes using the Beanstack web or mobile app.

You can help young children participate by tracking minutes when reading to or with them.

Log minutes and complete activities to earn digital badges.

Collect any 10 badges to complete the challenge!
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