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.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Read books!  Win prizes!

Tuesday, June 28 to Saturday, August 6, 2022

This summer, we’re challenging you to read outside your comfort zone. Earn a raffle ticket by reading a book in each of the following categories: fantasy, cooking, history, science fiction, biography, mystery, nature, arts & crafts, romance and sports.

And earn up to two bonus tickets for reading any other book you want!

Each ticket gives you a chance to win a gift certificate to local restaurants and shops. Books can be fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audio books or whatever you choose.

Open to adults, 18 and older.

Forms are available at the library or at the right ->

 

Teen Summer Reading Program

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 30th
Board Game Night
and pizza (!!!)

Thursday, July 7th
Get Crafty
with a selection of creative projects

Thursday, July 14th
Make Mochi
Have fun making and decorating this Japanese delicacy

Thursday, July 21st
Murder Mystery on the Lawn
An interactive whodunit custom-made for Bill Memorial

Thursday, July 28th
Recycled Art Maker Workshop
Join a local artist and make art out of thrifted and recycled items

Registration is required. All events are free and open to teens in middle and high school, and start at 6 PM.

You do not have to participate in the reading portion to attend!

Call the library for more information, or to register.

Teen Reading Log

Forms are also available at the library. Check off each DAY that you read. Try and read for at least 15 minutes. For every 5 days that you read, you get a raffle ticket!!! WEDNESDAY, June 29~ First day to count reading. SATURDAY August 6 ~ Last day to count and report reading. RETURN YOUR READING LOG AND ACTIVITY SHEETS TO THE LIBRARY BY SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 3:00 PM.

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

Join us this summer for a reading adventure! Play our board game, complete activity sheets and earn raffle tickets for great prizes! Great programs each Tuesday!

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

Call us for more information or to register for those programs listed above that require registration.

Check our Facebook page Monday through Friday for the Question of the Day! Each day answer the question in the calendar below. Return your answers to the library by August 6 and earn a raffle ticket!

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

Read Beyond Summer

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.