Imagine Your Story

Students grade k-6, select your library location below to register online. Track your reading, earn prizes, and enjoy a summer of programs with the library.

Preschool and prereading children can register here to join the fun with the Read-To-Me program. Scroll down for your color book/reading log and earn prizes for reading together!

Summer Reading Lists

Sample of Grade K-1 Recommended Reading

GPS Grades K-1 Summer Reading Suggested Titles

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Digital Summer Reading

All of the 2020 summer reading titles are available 24/7 in eBook! Browse and enjoy the books on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device.

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Sample of Grade 2-3 Recommended Reading

GPS Grades 2-3 Summer Reading Suggested Titles

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Digital Summer Reading

All of the 2020 summer reading titles are available 24/7 in eBook! Browse and enjoy the books on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device.

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Sample of Grade 4-5 Recommended Reading

GPS Grades 4-5 Summer Reading Suggested Titles

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Digital Summer Reading

All of the 2020 summer reading titles are available 24/7 in eBook! Browse and enjoy the books on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device.

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Battle of the Books

Sample of Grade 6 Recommended Reading

GPS Grade 6 Summer Reading Suggested Titles

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Digital Summer Reading

All of the 2020 summer reading titles are available 24/7 in eBook! You can browse the collection and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader device.

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Access the full list of Greenwich public and independent schools reading lists. Check Out the Full List

Browse our collection of eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for kids and young readers. The comprehensive collection, which is constantly updated, offers picture books, fiction, and non-fiction titles. Search the Digital Collection Here

Check out award-winning books and other recommended books. Check it Out

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.

ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee has updated our Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Check it Out

Summer Reading Virtual Events

Anansi the Trickster Spider

Anansi the Trickster Spider: A West African Folktale with Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children's TheaterOn Friday, July 17 at 11:30 am, join us for Anansi-the Trickster Spider: A West African Folktale performed by Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theater in a fun, participatory show for all ages. The tale, “How Anansi Brought the Stories Down”, tells how Anansi, with the aid of the children in the audience, tricks the various animals of the jungle and retrieves the stolen stories of the world from Nyame, the Sky God.

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Waterbury Symphony Percussionist: Max Found Two Sticks

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Presents Jack and the BeanstalkOn Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 am, join us for a live musical retelling of Brian Pinkney’s children’s book Max Found Two Sticks by a Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Musician. Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s “Creating Musical Readers” program is a literacy program that pairs a children’s book with a musician from the orchestra.

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WonderSpark Puppets “Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar”

WonderSpark Puppets "Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar" Show & DYI WorkshopOn Saturday, July 25 at 10:30 am, a classic children’s song comes to life in this hilarious mystery puppet show “Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar” presented by WonderSpark Puppets. Mystery Max is on the case to find out “whodunit”!

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At-Home Activities

Make the Universe Out of Dough

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Universe out of Dough

Pool Noodle Lightsaber

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Pool Noodle Lightsaber

No Sew LED Wristband

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No Sew LED Wristband

Dancing Cinderella Puppet

Create a Raft that Floats

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DIY Raft

Create a Sturdy Candy House

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DIY Candy House

Minotaur Maze

Minotaur Maze

Pegasus Origami

Reader’s Theater from The Lightning Thief

Ancient Greek Architecture Column

Sticky Notes Column Challenge

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Sticky Notes column challenge

Marshmallow Castle STEM Challenge

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Tetrahedron Tower STEM Challenges: How High Can You Go?

Easy DIY Catapult for Kids

Decorate a Kingdom Shield

Make a Crown

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How to Make a Crown

DIY Flying Dragon Puppet

DIY Fairy In a Jar Puppet

Magical Unicorn Slime

Take Our Trivia Challenge

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HP Trivia

Preschool Read-To-Me

Preschool and prereading children can join our summer reading program. Track your reading using our coloring sheets and reading logs to earn a small prize for every ten books you read. Prize pick-up weeks will begin mid-July.

Sign up here using our Google form.