2020 Summer Reading

411 Third Avenue
Garwood, NJ 07027
Phone: 908-789-1670       Website: youseemore.com/garwood

2020 Summer Reading Club
JUNE 22 - JULY 31, 2020

This year celebrates our 26th annual summer reading program and we look forward to a great summer!  This year’s theme is “Imaging Your Story” celebrating fairytales, folktales, mythological creatures, and magic. Every child is encouraged to join from pre-reader to those entering eighth grade!
For anyone who logs over 180+ minutes, you are eligible to enter for our grand prize-
a $100 Amazon Gift Card
(Drawing to take place on August 3)

This year, the Garwood Public Library is partnering with local businesses.
All participants will be entered to win weekly vouchers to local Garwood eateries.


  • Scavenger Hunts – find the hidden mythical creature each week and collect a prize.
  • Craft Wednesdays – Pick up the craft supplies from the Library Craft Box and watch a craft tutorial online at 1 pm on Wednesday.
  • LEGO Zoom- Thursdays at 1pm
  • Magical Safari Adventure with Muscle Man Mike- via Zoom July 7 @ 1 pm
  • Traveling Lantern Performs “Legends and Myths from Mount Olympus” – July 6- July 10
  • Hailey Unicorn’s Magic Words- Presentation and Build a Teddy Bear Workshop – July 14 @ 1 pm
  • Dragon’s: Return of the Ice Sorcerer- Presentation via Zoom on July 21 at 1 pm.
  •              See our website and social media for details.


The staff hopes you will encourage your child to participate in this annual event.
It’s free and lots of fun. The Library will have special programs and crafts made available throughout the length of the program.
Details can be found through our website and various social media pages.
The program will run from Monday, June 22th through Friday, July 31.

PLEASE NOTE: The staff will not be counting the number of books read, but the amount of time spent reading.  Your child may use the attached reading log to log the time they spent reading. The library is implementing the app READSQAURED as another tool to track reading minutes. Please see the “Readsquared” tab on our website for more information. A printable pdf of the physical log can be found on the library website under summer reading. Photos of the reading log may be emailed to garwoodlibrary@gmail.com in order to be considered logged in.

Children must choose books that are appropriate to their reading level. 

Reading any book can count toward the total, not just library books!

Entries for log-in will be accepted beginning Monday, June 22nd.  The last day to log in is Friday, July 31st. All logs must be submitted by then.

Although children may choose any books they like, to receive a special “bonus” prize, they must do the following…
Read two books on the following topics (Non-Fiction or Fiction): 
1. Fairytales/Mythological Creatures/Magic


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