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2016 Summer Reading Program

Kids - On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

Trophy with a book at the top and the plaque Reading Champion

Be active and take full advantage of your summer by reading about your favorite sports, games, activities and adventures-then go try them out for yourself!


Teens - Get in the Game

Grouping of a soccer ball, soccer cleats, a stack of books and another book in front of everything else

Don't stand on the sidelines of summer reading; read about athletes and adventurers that inspire you, then bring your book with you while you try something new! You can read at the pool, on a hike, or any other place your imagination and feet will take you.

CTBL’s summer reading program will run from June 6th to August 8th using the themes shown above. A reading list with possible titles to choose from will be sent upon registration or can be downloaded using the links below. However, participants can read any books they want and the program is not restricted to the theme.

Reading Lists (PDF files that open in another window):

This year we will be continuing our summer “CTBL Reads” and the selected book is "Tangerine", by Edward Bloor. We will host a call-in book discussion with the author on 7/13, details to follow. This book is available in audio (DB046159) and is downloadable in both audio and braille (BRC01334) through BARD.

To register please fill out the application and send it back to us. You can also call a reader advisor to sign up and select your books.


  • Read or listen at least 3 hours per week using audio, Braille or large print books, either by yourself or with a parent or sibling.
  • Call a reader’s advisor each week to log your hours (weeks run Monday through Sunday).
  • Participants will be encouraged to sign up for BARD and can call the library at any point to be coached on downloading books to a cartridge.
  • For those patrons new to BARD - a blank digital cartridge and a download cable will be sent after reading at least 3 hours a week for 4 weeks.
Prize Drawings:
We will have two drawings this summer, each time we will enter the names of the top ten readers into a drawing. The winner of each drawing will receive a $25 gift certificate to their choice of either amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. The first drawing will be held on 7/6 and the second will be held 8/8. Winners will be nofitied by phone. The winner of the first drawing will not be eligible for the second drawing.
We look forward to a great summer!

Actvities for Kids - On your mark, get set...read!

Picture of a boy and girl floating on intertubes in a pool and reading. Five professional swimmers are swimming in the water underneath them. Shows the slogan, On your mark, get set... Read! on the poster.

  • Read a biography about a real-life athlete.
  • What is your favorite sport or game? Write a paragraph about it.
  • Read a book by an author you have not read before.
  • Write a poem
  • Listen to a music CD.
  • Try downloading a book through BARD.


activities for Teens - Get in the Game

Picture of a boy in a wheelchair playing basketball, a girl holding a book and kicking a soccer ball, adn a runner carrying books with the slogan Get in the Game Read

  • Review a book you've read this summer
  • Create you own game based on a book you're reading
  • Volunteer in your community
  • Play book Bingo by reading different types of books and marking your score card

  • Try downloading a book through BARD.

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