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Listen to our Summer Reading Information Podcast

Created by kids from our community, this podcast highlights the library’s Summer Reading Program.

Escuche nuestro podcast de información de lectura de verano

Creado por niños de nuestra comunidad, este podcast destaca el Programa de lectura de verano de la biblioteca.

Summer Lunches
No registration required.

Adriance Memorial Library, in partnership with the Poughkeepsie City Schools, offers a free weekday lunch to children aged 2-18 from 12-1 pm. Lunch is served in the Cavallaro Room on the Children’s Floor (2) at Adriance.

Summer Reading Challenge

Kids up to age 12 are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge! Read, complete the reading log, and earn chances to win one of the grand prizes!  

How it works:

Sign up at any library location and receive a reading log to track your child’s progress. For every 15 minutes of reading, your child colors in one “block”. When they have finished 450 minutes, they can come to the library and get one raffle entry and a small prize by playing the Library Plinko game.  When your child reads for 900 minutes, 1,350 minutes, and 1,800 minutes, they can earn more entries and small prizes.

New this year! Side Challenges! Earn points by completing side challenges for more chances to win a grand prize! Side Challenge examples include doing good deeds, book related activities, and attending Library District programs!

The Summer Reading Challenge sign up begins Monday, June 26 at our Summer Reading Kick-off Party.

The last day to turn in your reading logs is Friday, August 18.
The grand prize drawing will take place on Saturday, August 19 at our End of Summer Birthday Bash. You do not need to be present to win.

Special Summer Programs

Kindness Rocks!
Join us at our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party on Monday, June 26 and paint a rock that has a kind message or inspiring drawing on it to remind others that life is more complete when we’re “All Together!” We will spread kindness by leaving our rocks in the garden outside the library doors. Rocks can be painted at anytime in the Children’s Room at Adriance after the Kick-Off Party until August 18. For children and teens only. No registration required.

Paper Heart Puppets Presents Cardboard Explosion
Wednesday, August 9, 10:30 am
Adriance Memorial Library
No registration required.

Four original stories, brought to life using nothing but cardboard and the power of your imagination. Puppeteer Brad Shur transforms simple cardboard shapes into elaborate puppet characters.

Dinosaurs Rock!
Wednesday, August 16, 3 pm
Boardman Road Branch Library
No registration required.

Join us for a fun and educational Jurassic Journey with life-size and genuine dinosaur and fossil museum exhibits. It’s hands-on with a fossil dig and a take-home fossil for each child. Visit for more info. This event will be held outdoors, weather permitting, indoors if not.

End of Summer Party!
Saturday, August 19 from 10 am – 12 pm
Adriance Parking Lot (22 Noxon Street)
No registration required.

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program at our end of summer party. We’ll have a petting zoo, dunk tank, bounce house, cotton candy, games and more!

Please note that the parking lot will be closed for this event and will reopen shortly after the party is over.

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Teens 12 – 18 years old take the Summer Reading Challenge!

Read to earn an entry into our drawing for awesome gift card prizes!

Sign up begins on Monday, June 26. Get a reading log, book tote, and a free book (while supplies last).

Return your completed reading log by Friday, August 18. The drawing will take place the week of Monday, August 21; winners will be contacted.

Summer Reading Book Bingo for Adults

Pick up your Bingo sheet at any Library District Check-Out Desk!

– Rules –

1. Complete the challenge any time between June 26 and August 19.

2. To complete the challenge, simply check off five squares that make an unbroken line either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
You can interpret the prompts as you wish; one book or activity can count for multiple squares.

3. Once the requirements are fulfilled, return this sheet to a check-out desk at any PPLD location. You will then be entered into the drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card prize.

Deadline to turn in your completed Bingo sheet is Monday, August 19. The drawing will take place on Monday, August 21.

4. This challenge is open to patrons aged 18 and up. One entry per person.

5. If notified that you have won, you must respond and coordinate pick up of your gift card by Monday, August 28. If either of these criteria is unmet, there will be another drawing until a winner is found.

6. PPLD staff members are not eligible to enter the drawing.

With any questions, please contact Charlotte at or (845) 485-3445 x3317.