Adult Summer Reading

Monday, June 12 – Friday, September 1, 2023
Each book you read earns you one raffle ticket!

June 12, 2023

Events > Adult Summer Reading

Event Information


Monday, June 12
to Friday, September 1, 2023
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Read & Raffle

    Record your reading for a chance to win some great raffle prizes! Raffles will be held weekly. Each book you read earns you 1 virtual raffle ticket to one of nine fantastic raffle baskets!

    Info booklets are available at the Reference Desk, or you can print your own. Booklets include rules, raffle baskets, summer events, and an optional reading log.

    To participate online, visit

    Get Started Online


    Leader Board

    Challenge yourself to read more this year! Our online leaderboard shows you how many books you and your fellow Summer Reader have read, plus a list of recently read books from your fellow Summer Readers.


    Summer Reading Newsletter

    Subscribe to stay up-to-date with summer reading! You’ll receive an email once a week with updates on upcoming prizes, raffle winners, spotlights, and book recommendations. Plus, we’ll let you know when summer reading starts next year.



    Rules & Info

    To participate online, visit


    Raffle Tickets

    • Enter your books online at
    • Each book you read earns you 1 virtual raffle ticket.
    • Choose your virtual raffle basket when you enter your book online.
    • Choose carefully! After submitting a book, you cannot move your virtual raffle ticket to a new basket.


    Ice Cream Prize

    • The first 50 people who visit the Library after signing up for Adult Summer Reading will receive a coupon for FREE Pralines Ice Cream.
    • Please sign up before visiting the Reference Desk. If you haven’t signed up, a librarian can get you set up on a public computer to sign up.
    • First come, first served. We have a limited number of coupons; once they’re gone, they’re gone.
    • Limit one per participant.


    What counts?

    • Please only include books that you started reading on or after June 12.
    • We have summer reading programs for all ages! If you are reading with a child, please count that book towards the child’s summer reading program.
    • YES, these count: ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels
    • No, these do not count: magazines, movies, television


    Do my books count for the year-long reading challenge, too?

    YES! Your books count for Summer Reading AND our Year-Long POPSUGAR Reading Challenge.


    Can I participate without a computer/phone?

    • Yes! Paper slips will be available at the Reference Desk.
    • Fill out a paper entry slip, give it to a librarian, and we will add your book for you.
    • Your books will be visible on the Summer Reading website, but you will not need to use the website yourself.


    Can I participate without entering the library?

    • Yes! The raffles are entirely online.
    • The Library will not mail prizes, but we will arrange for curbside pickup.
    • If you need to participate without a computer/phone and without entering the library, or for any other accommodations, please call 860-828-7126.


    Raffle Baskets

    Earn 1 raffle entry for every book you read.

    Summer Entertaining

    Thursday, June 29

    Includes $25 The Ave gift card, 2 serving platters, 2 stemless wine glasses, 3 piece bake and take set, ice cream scoop, pizza cutter, cheese slicer, Penzey’s Arizona Dreaming salt-free seasoning, hot fudge topping, sprinkles.

    $77 value.

    DIY Day at the Spa

    Thursday, July 6

    Includes $15 Sage Energy gift card, Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand, shower pouf, gel eye mask, face/eye roller, shampoo bar, bookmark, Berlin-Peck nail file.

    $84 value.

    A Night Out or In

    Thursday, July 13

    Includes $25 Truck Bar gift card, $25 Hop Haus gift card, Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, microwave popcorn, lemon cookies.

    We have been informed that Truck Bar does not issue gift cards. The $25 gift card for Truck Bar has been replaced with a $25 gift card to the new Hop Haus in Berlin.

    $65 value.

    Family Fun

    Thursday, July 20

    Includes $25 Picture Show gift card, What? party game, catch ball set, painting set (canvas, brush, paints), 500-piece puzzle.

    $70 value.


    Thursday, July 27

    Includes $15 Cortney’s Modern Dipper gift card, 4 melamine plates, bag clips, White Cheddar Skinny Pop, cinnamon pretzel sticks, lemon cookies, graham crackers.

    $37 value.

    Book Lovers

    Thursday, August 3

    Includes Magnifying glass, The Woman Left Behind by Linda Howard, The Address by Fiona Davis, Berlin-Peck stainless steel tumbler, handmade bookmark by Grace Rossi, wooden book holder, cell phone holder, Hug Light.

    $84 value.

    Treat Yourself

    Thursday, August 10

    Includes $25 Dragonfly gift card, hand knitted scarf by Grace Rossi, Berlin-Peck stainless steel tumbler, Starbucks hot cocoa mix, Mexican shortbread, Godiva caramels, lemonade mix.

    $77 value.

    Cozy Home

    Thursday, August 17

    Includes $25 Bungalow on the Ave gift card, throw blanket, yarn basket, lemon poppy seed soap, curtain lights.

    $48 value.

    Piece of Cake

    Thursday, August 24

    Includes $25 Good Cause gift card, Pampered Chef springform pan set, hand knitted scarf by Grace Rossi, red velvet cake mix, cream cheese frosting.

    $83 value.

    The Java Jive

    Thursday, August 31

    Includes $25 Provision State Coffee Gift Card, literary teas, Bigelow teas, vanilla coffee, Berlin-Peck stainless steel cup with lid, milk frother, 2 silicone heat pads.

    $56 value.


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