Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading

Keep your brain whirring through the summer and earn some fun prizes by participating in the following summer reading programs!

Pamunkey Regional Library Program

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There are prizes for participating in this program. Imagine Your Story runs from June 1 through August 15. As parents and children read, they earn digital badges as well as points.

The online summer reading program also offers book suggestions, games, online stories, and activities called missions (these are things like scavenger hunts, building challenges, etc). Participants can also earn points toward their reading goal by completing online missions.

Lastly, we will have two performances available online this summer. Local juggler Jonathan Austin will be providing an online performance that will be available from our website all summer long. The Hampstead Theatre will be providing an online children’s theatre performance of Alice In Wonderland that will be available for only two days on June 27 and July 15. Details to access the shows will be on our website.

We have made pretty much everything online because of the pandemic, but we are still committed to making this summer one where everyone can read and have fun. Three really important things about the program as a whole: They don't need to be members of the library to take advantage of this (no card required), there is also no email requirement (so no worries about limited computer access), and families can sign up together (instead of having separate logins for everyone.

Barnes & Noble

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Scholastic Summer Reading Program

Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza. Read. Celebrate. Give. Monday, May 4 through Friday, September 4.

The Scholastic Summer Read-A-Palooza runs from Monday, May 4 through Friday, September 4.

As parents, educators, public librarians, and community leaders, we applaud all you have done for your children and students to keep them learning through unprecedented closing of schools. As we enter the summer months there is no doubt we are all continuing to adjust to this new reality together. Now more than ever it is critically important to keep kids engaged in summer reading to ensure their academic success in the fall. Scholastic is committed to providing at-home learning over the summer months with Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza.

The free program unites communities in a nationwide campaign that celebrates reading for fun while improving access to books during the summer. For 2020, we are excited to share a brand new kids experience in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers full books, live events, and games in a safe community for readers! Kids will be encouraged to track their reading streaks™ to earn rewards and unlock book donations, with the goal of donating 100,000 books by July! To learn more, download the informational sheet.

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