Online Summer Reading 2020:
If you have completed the North Haven Memorial Library’s 2020 Online Summer Reading Program, you have earned a Surprise Bag. In order to maintain a safe and efficient prize reward system, we are asking that one adult per family stop by to collect the Surprise Bag/s during one of the scheduled pick up periods listed below.
Tuesday, August 18th between the hours of 10:00am – 12:00pm OR 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 19th between the hours of 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Surprise Bags will be available at a pick up table outside the library (weather permitting) during the above stated hours. In the case of inclement weather, the table will be set up inside the library’s Community Room. If you are unable to come during these times, please contact the Children’s Department to schedule a pick up time.
Thank you for choosing to participate in our 2020 Online Summer Reading Program. It was a major change from our normal programs, but we are happy that we were able to offer incentives to keep our community reading during this difficult time.
North Haven Memorial Library
*Please remember, SURPRISE BAGS are a surprise! You get what you get and you don’t get upset, but we think you’ll love it.
Teens ages 13 – 17
Residents of North Haven – You will need to provide child’s or parent’s library card in order to join.
Children of Town of North Haven employees – You will need to provide your Town I.D. number to join.
Grandchildren of North Haven residents – You will need to provide your grandparent’s library card to join.
Non- Resident North Haven public school students – You will need to provide child’s or parent’s library card from your home library in order to join.
How to Participate:
Teens must register HERE. You can also download the free READsquared APP on your phone or tablet to make logging your minutes even more convenient. When registering, please be sure to choose the program that reflects your age group.
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story for Ages 13-17
Beginning on July 1st, log in using your username and password each day that you read 30 minutes or more.
As you log, you will unlock digital badges and access mini games that you can play.
Once you finish the program, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion and a SURPRISE BAG full of great new prizes. You will receive instructions on how to claim your prize.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I read longer than 30 minutes? Yes, but 30 minutes is all we require and all that will count per day.
If I read 90 minutes does that count for 3 days? No, you can read for as long as you want, but it only counts for one day.
Do I have to read every day? If you would like to complete your Summer Reading Program and claim your Surprise Bag, you will have to read and log every day for 40 days. This will require you to read everyday between July 1st and August 9th.
Do I have to read Library Books? No. Any reading counts. You can read books you have a home, books you borrow from friends, library books or even free digital downloads that you can access with your library card HERE.
What happens if I forget my username or password? When you register, please make sure you write the information down somewhere safe. If you do run into any issues, you can contact the library for help. (203-239-5803)
When can I get my SURPRISE BAG? We will begin handing out Surprise Bags on August 10th through no contact, curbside pickup. Please follow the instructions provided once you complete your program in order to claim your prize.
Is there a program for younger children? Yes! Check out out Rubber Ducky Club for children ages 0-3 and our school aged program Children's 2020 Imagine Your Story for Ages 4-12.