Summer Activities for All Ages

 

Trail Passport program

We encourage you to go beyond the beaten path and explore a new trail this summer. Stop by the library to pick up your Trail Passport, which has lots of great information about local trails and hiking safety. You can find more information here.

The program is open to adults and children, encouraging all to explore the many different trails and walkways in Groton, CT. The trails and walks listed in the passport range from very easy and accessible to more challenging.

Visit at least two locations and return your passport to the Bill Memorial Library by August 18, 2022 to be entered into our prize drawing.  Anyone who completes all 13 trails will be added to an extra drawing for an additional prize!

Downloadable YA Titles Available for All Ages!

From April 28th to August 17th, you can download FREE audiobooks through Overdrive’s Sora App. These books are only available to download to keep on the weeks they are featured, so sign up now and don’t miss out! You can get the Sora app on the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, or at Sora. Register at AudioFile (look for “REGISTER for SYNC”).

See a complete list of titles here. To receive updates and notifications, text syncya to 866-984-0598 or visit AudioFile Magazine.

All Ages Read All Year!

All CT Reads is a year-long initiative by the Connecticut State Library to encourage lifelong reading, learning, and connection. A committee of community members pick several titles for various age groups each calendar year.

Visit their webpage to watch author interview videos, sign up to receive more information, and see the list of this year’s titles.

Adult Summer Reading Program

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Teen Summer Reading Program

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Free Downloadable Audiobooks!

From April 28th to August 17th, you can download FREE audiobooks through Overdrive’s Sora App. These books are only available to download to keep on the weeks they are featured, so sign up now and don’t miss out! You can get the Sora app on the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, or at Sora. Register at AudioFile (look for “REGISTER for SYNC”).

Children's Summer Reading Program

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Visit the links below to see this year’s Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge book suggestions:

 

Fitch High School Summer Reading Assignment and Summer Site

Groton Middle School Summer Reading Assignment and Summer Site

The Connecticut State Library is looking for feedback!

In order to help the CT State Library collect valuable data that support libraries and library programming, they have designed this brief survey about our participants’ Summer Reading experience.

Please fill out the survey and return it to the Bill Memorial Library by August 31, 2022.

Parents and caregivers, the survey has been designed to obtain feedback directly from the children, young adults, and adults who took part in the summer program. It is not designed to get a parent’s view of a child’s experience of the program.

Thank you for participating in our Summer Reading program and for filling out and returning this survey.

Sincerely, The Bill Memorial Library Staff