Summer Reading Programs

Youth Summer Reading:

Kick-Off at Boardman Road Branch Library, Thurs., June 22 at 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Kids (Pre-K and up) are invited to join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off party at the Boardman Road Branch Library! Sign up for our “Build a Better World” Summer Reading program. Get a free PPLD tote bag for signing up and learn about other prizes that you can receive for participating. Stick around for our 2:50 pm Literacy in the Garden program (registration is required for this event)!

Help plant our 2017 garden! Garden educators from the Poughkeepsie Farm Project will lead families in planting vegetables in our raised-bed garden. Learn about plant and human health through planting activities and read-alouds. Please dress for the mess and weather. Please register for the Literacy in the Garden event here.
Kick-Off at Adriance Memorial Library, Monday, June 26 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Kids (Pre-K and up) are invited to join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off party at the Adriance Memorial Library! Sign up for our “Build a Better World” Summer Reading program. Get a free PPLD tote bag for signing up and learn about other prizes that you can receive for participating.

Stick around for our 4 pm Super Sonics program! Did you know that a whole world of sound can be found in your family’s recycling bin? Join Matthew Cantello in discovering the magic of tone, vibration and music while making some “crazy instruments” to be used in the wildest music jam you’ve ever heard! Along the way, we’ll discover some of the scientific principles that make sound come alive – while having a load of fun in the process! Feel free to bring anything out of your recycling bin for use in the program! This event is free and open to the public.

Teen Summer Reading:

Kick-Off at Adriance Memorial Library, Monday, June 26 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Teens 12-18 years old who sign up for the Summer Reading Program and can make their own button with our button machine. Receive a nylon “Build a Better World” tote when you register.  Learn about the other prizes that you can receive for participating and our summer programs.

For a complete list of all Children and Teen Summer Reading events, please click here.

Adult Summer Reading:

Kick-Off at Boardman Road Branch Library, Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00pm -8:30pm

Cool reads beyond the best-seller list, a genre outside your comfort zone, topical tomes, and quirky under-the-radar titles – all these and more are waiting for you at the library! Find out about the hot new books coming out this summer, enjoy some literary snacks, share your love of books, and make some new friends. New this summer – the Summer Reading Scavenger Challenge – for any adult brave enough to take the plunge. Come hear all about it at the Kick-Off party! In August we’ll regroup with ice cream sundaes and talk about the books we loved (and the books we hated). All readers are welcome. Please register here.