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 Friends of Barrington Public Library. This year's theme is Libraries Rock! 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 June 18 and runs through August 8. Read a book, fill out a review slip and cut off the raffle slip to enter the Reading 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 four (4) Reading Prize Raffles with 2 winners and a one (1) 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. 

Reading Prize Raffle
Raffle ends July 11 - 2 winners announced July 12: $10 gift certificate each to Daily Scoop
Raffle ends July 18 - 2 winners announced July 19: $10 gift certificate each to Bagels Etc.
Raffle ends July 25 - 2 winners announced July 26: $20 gift certificate each to Brickyard Pizza Co.
Raffle ends August 1 - 2 winners announced August 2: $25 gift certificate each to Four Town Farm
Grand prize raffle ends August 8 - 1 winner announced August 9: $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, Instagram-Kids @bplkids, and Instagram-Teens @barringtonlibrary_teens.

Use hashtags #LibrariesRock, #SummerReading18, and/or #Summeratthelibrary.

Read and have fun!