Summer Reading 2021

Keep reading all summer long!

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Summer Reading Begins June 1st!

Come read with the Peterborough Town Library!

This year summer reading will begin June 1st and end July 30th.


Challenge yourself this summer!


Our reading logs have 9 blanks to fill in – can you read 9 books!? Or for 9 hours!?
Or 9 chapters!? You decide how much you can read!
Completed reading logs must be submitted by July 30th and can be turned in at the Temporary Library Location or by taking a photo of your log and emailing it to: library@peterboroughnh.gov


Your completed log gives you 3 chances to win our Grand Prize: an Early VIP Tour of the new library for you and your family!

Register here!


Families Read Together

Register as a family this summer for summer reading!
Each family will receive reading logs, a book to keep and read together (see options below), and activities to go along with the book! We’ll also include a calendar with our summer programs and information on ongoing programs always happening at PTL!

Register today and we’ll email you when your bag is ready for pickup!

When you register, let us know which book your family would like to read together and keep, the choices are:

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 is an award-winning Newbery Medal book about a family’s funny and poignant road trip one summer by Christopher Paul Curtis.

The Colors of Us is a picturebook about how people come in all different colors by Karen Katz.


Lisa B. and Aimee started a podcast!

It’s called Listen First and it is devoted to sharing their love of reading aloud with their friends in Peterborough and beyond! The first episode features the first chapter of the book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis, one of the titles we are giving away to our Summer Reading participants! Listen First is now available through Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also listen from the player below!

To create the podcast, the library partnered with Adam Arnone, musician and owner of Echo Finch, to record and edit the audio – thank you Adam!


Family Storytime Outside!

Family Storytimes will be OUTSIDE at the Peterborough Community Center located at 25 Elm Street in Peterborough. Storytimes will take place on Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 beginning June 1st (there will be no Storytime on July 6th).

Registration is required – please register here.

Registration is required for craft planning purposes and due to space limitations.

Please note that at our Family Storytimes social distancing guidelines will be encouraged. Please wear a mask.

If the weather is poor, Storytime will take place on Zoom!

(Don’t worry, we’ll send you an email)


Pizza & Pages!

This summer Pizza & Pages will continue to meet on June 17th and July 15th at 3:45pm.

What is Pizza & Pages? It’s a book group for teens and tweens for 5th grade and up! We meet on the third Thursday of the month to discuss a book that we’ve chosen and to pick a new one to read!

This summer we will meet at the Temporary Library! Masks will be required and pizza will be sent home to enjoy after!


For a complete listing of our summer events for all ages, check out our Events Page!