Summer Reading Challenge
Register for the Summer Reading Challenge during the entire month of June!
Upon registering for the Torrington Library’s Summer Reading Challenge, each student will receive a summer reading packet which will include a library reading log.
In order to complete the Beneath the Surface Reading Challenge and receive raffle tickets to use at the Underground Punk Party*, each student must:
Incentives will be provided for students who go above and beyond. For each addition 5 books read a student will receive a raffle ticket to use at the Underground Punk Party. For example, each student must read at least two books to complete the challenge, but for every five additional books read, the students will receive a raffle ticket. Likewise, for every additional visit to the library the student will receive a raffle ticket to use at the Underground Punk Party. For example, if a student visits the library an extra four times, the students receives four more raffle tickets.
*For those who cannot attend the Underground Punk Party, raffle tickets will be distributed equally amongst the prizes so each student, present or not, will have a chance to win an awesome prize!
Summer Reading Lists
We have many of the books on each summer reading list available at the library. We also have a large number of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green to accommodate the One School/One Book project by Torrington High School.
Torrington Middle School
Torrington High School
Oliver Wolcott Technical School
Summer Reading Events
Message in a Bottle
Monday, July 15th from 4:00-5:00
Create a unique piece of art using old bottles and found objects.
Under the Sea Jellyfish Creations
Friday, July 26th from 4:00-5:00
Decorate your favorite summer space with art pieces that look like floating jellyfish!
Tuesday, July 30th from 4:00-5:00
Step back in time and create sand/clay creations just like the ancient Egyptians did.
Wednesday, August 7th from 4:00-5:00
Get ready or our Underground Punk Party by using scrap fabric, broken jewelry, found objects and more to look punk-tastic for the end of Summer Reading Party the following week!
Underground Punk Party with DJ Austin Daly
Monday, August 12th from 4:00-5:30
Registration begins August 1st
Join us for a punked-out goodbye to summer! Win prizes and have some food, too!
All events are for ages 12-17. To register for an event, please call the library of email Jessica.