Summer Reading 2020

The library building may be closed, but that can't stop summer reading!

Adult Summer Reading

Read & Raffle

Record your reading for a chance to win some great raffle prizes! Raffles will be held weekly. Participate by reading books, attending online programs, completing craft projects and challenges, and more.

This year, all our prizes are gift cards to local businesses purchased by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. These businesses have supported the library by participating in programs like Read Local. Shop Local. or by generously donating to previous summer reading programs. Please join us in supporting these fantastic local businesses ♥

Prizes include gift cards to: All About Interiors, The Ave, Berlin Batting Cages, Dragonfly Home and Gift, Dynasty Jewelers, Fitness by Design, Good Cause Gifts, Heroes, Home Depot, Picture Show Cinema, Pralines, Safari Golf, Silk Waxing Spa, Stop & Shop, Swiches, Tiffany Nails, YMCA, Yousef Tae Kwon Do.

Take & Make Crafts

Missing Anne’s Make & Take crafts? We’ve got you covered!

All summer, pick up craft kits that you can complete at home, with tools, materials, and Anne’s instruction video! Learn more.


All Ages

Berlin and the Thousand Paper Cranes


You’re invited to join us in a town-wide project of making 1,000 paper cranes, symbolizing a collective wish for health, hope, and peace and do everything we can to work together towards these goals. Learn more.

Join us virtually for the all-ages storytelling event On the Wings of Wishes on Thursday, July 9th at 6:30 pm, or check out the video recording afterwards!


Teens Grade 6+

Scratch Ticket Challenge

Earn scratch tickets when you borrow books (and other items) from the library! Each scratch ticket gives you the chance to win a small or medium prize—or the grand prize raffle! Available for curbside pickup. Learn more.


Preschool to Grade 5

Read & Bead Summer Challenge

Earn beads & Brag Tags for reading! Available for curbside pickup. Learn more.


Age 0-5 Years

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is an ongoing library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books (any book) to their infant, toddler and/or preschooler before entering kindergarten. Learn more.