Children’s Summer Reading 2019

Welcome to SUMMER FUN at PLNL 2019

This year we will be doing things a little differently.

Instead of doing weekly prizes, and focusing on exclusively reading. We will be encouraging kids of all ages to play outside, be artistic and learn about how to save money, as well as reading of course.

Each child will be given a sheet that has a Bingo Card on one side and a more traditional reading log on the other. For every square that they complete or every 20 minutes they read they will receive one “dollar” of  library loot. They can use this “money” to buy different prizes and save it to buy bigger prizes from the library “store”.

For each row on the Bingo sheet or each 100 minutes of book read, children will receive a raffle ticket!

Upon completion of each side they will earn a certificate as well as a book for all and if they desire they can get an additional reading log for additional loot and raffle tickets!


Parents and kids can also choose to log the reading portion online at the following link:

However, the Bingo sheet must be brought in physically.

Programs and Events

Weekly Programs

Summer Meals
Every Weekday at 1:00

We will have free healthy lunches for kids 18 and under provided by New London Public Schools.

Read, Sing, Play
Every Monday at 10:30

Join us for stories, songs and play group! For ages 0 to 5.

Bilingual Story Time
Every Tuesday at 10:30

Join us every Tuesday for stories, and songs in English and Spanish! Ages 0-5.

Family Movie
Every Wednesday at 1:00

Come enjoy a movie that is based on a book!

Every Thursday at 2:00

Come play bingo and win some fun prizes!

Story Time Starter for Babies
The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 10:30

Lap-sit story time, with songs, fingerplay, and more!

Baby Cafe
The 2nd and 4th Friday of every month at 10:30
(in conjunction with Story Time Starter)

Drop in and spend time with other breastfeeding moms and take an opportunity to ask our IBCLC , CLC and Peer Counselor your breastfeeding questions!

Special Programs

STEM Programs

Tuesday, July 16th at 2:00 (ages 8-12)
Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 (ages 6-8)
Monday, July 29th at 2:00 (ages 0-5)
Monday August 12th at 2:00 (ages 8-12)

Join us for age appropriate STEM programs!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, July 26th at 3:00

Come with your favorite stuffed animal for a small story time and the say goodnight to your buddy. Your stuffed animal with stay at the library with their friends and have a party. Return to the library the next morning to pick up your buddy and receive some pictures from the sleepover night!

Weekend Programs

Awesome Amphibians with the Denison Nature Center
Saturday, July 6th at 10:00

Join us to learn about and meet some awesome amphibians!

Brick Builders
First Saturday of every month at 11:00

Come make a creation out of different kinds of building block!

Make and Take
Second Saturday of every month at 11:00

Come join us to make a craft to take home!

Ella the Library Dog
Saturday, July 20th and August 24th at 11:30

Call the children’s department to sign a child up for a 15 minute tome slot to read to Ella a therapy certified dog!

Play Dough Day
Third Saturday of every month at 11:00

Come have fun and create something with play dough.

Family Fun: Space and Raffle!
Saturday, July 27th at 11:00

Stop by the library for this fun event where we will have space themed activities and crafts. We will also be doing our first summer fun raffle!

Hoola-Hoop Summer Fun Event
Saturday, August 24th at 11:00

Families can join us for this unique summer event and we will also have our second and final summer fun raffle!