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Children's Summer Reading
A Family Read Together Program Just for Preschoolers
Once registered, login and enter the titles of the books you and your children read together – it’s okay to log the same book over and over. We know that’s how many preschoolers enjoy their favorite books! If you have more than one preschool aged child, feel free to register your whole family under one child’s name.
Every five books [or readings] earns each child a small prize to take home and the chance to write their name on a puzzle piece to add to our construction site. Once your family reaches 30 books, each child will receive a prize and a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of our BIG prizes!
A Summer Reading Program for Kids Entering Grades 1-6
Once your summer reading account is created (and confirmed by a parent), you will be able to start logging how much time you spend reading this summer. This year’s online program will keep track of both the titles of the books you read and the amount of time you spend reading.
100 minutes of reading will earn you your first prize. As you continue to read and log your books, you will earn more prizes and unlock fun challenges! Once you have read and logged 600 minutes, you will have officially completed the Summer Reading Program. BUT, if you continue to read, there are more prizes in store! Reading 1200 minutes will earn you a chance to win a Kindle or one of our other BIG prizes!
Wandoo Grownups is a parent portal site that you might find helpful if you have more than one child registered for summer reading. Once signed up, you will be able to view all of your children’s summer reading pages with one login instead of having to remember each child’s username and password.
Thanks to Our Summer Reading Program Supporters
A big thank you to all of the local businesses who donated prizes for this year’s Summer Reading Program. The library was full of happy faces this summer as children came to collect prizes earned by reading and participating in our “This Old Book” themed program. We are so thankful to have the support of our local businesses as we work together to build a community of readers!
Thanks go to these great businesses and organizations:
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Brunswick Colony Lanes
Chili’s Bar and Grill
Dairy Queen of Wallingford
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Duchess of Wallingford
Essex Steam Train
KidCity Children’s Museum
Lutz Children’s Museum
Neil’s New York Style Donut and Bake Shop
New Britain Rock Cats
Praline’s of Wallingford
Shoreline Trolley Museum
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Splat Art Studio
The New Children’s Museum
Uncle B’s Bait and Tackle
Wallingford Emblem Club
Walmart Super Center
Whippersnapper’s Play Gym