Summer Reading

The Library’s annual Summer Reading program runs for six weeks after the school summer vacation begins. Each year there is a different theme for the program and children, teens and adults are all encouraged to read books and attend related programs. Thanks to generous local merchants there are many prizes and give-aways. Every year readers and Summer Reading volunteers make this program a huge success. Don’t miss the fun!

Summer Reading Program July 9 through August 18, 2012

Thanks for a great Summer Reading Program! Despite the upset of preparing for our move, Ridgefield readers outdid themselves.  Here are the results:

Dream Big - READ!
1,150 children (grades K-5) read 42,005 books

Teens - Own the Night
327 teens (grades 6-12) read 9,108 books

Dream Big - READ!
181 adults read 642 books

That's a grand total of 51,755 books in just 6 weeks. Congratulations to all our Summer Readers!

Be sure to check back in the spring to find out how you can take part in our 2013 Summer Reading program.

Summer Reading Program 2011

One World, Many Stories - 1,290 children (grades K-5) read 42,268 books

You Are Here - 263 teens (grades 6-12) read 6,222 books

Novel Destinations - 152 adults read 640 books


Summer Reading VolunteersMake a Splash – Read! - June 23 to August 7, 2010

- 1,164 children (grades K - 5) read 34,856 books

- 181 teens (grades 6-12) read 4,611 books

- 140 adults read 496 books

Be Creative at your libraryBe Creative @ Your Library - June to August 2009
- 1,354 children, teens and adults participated. Between them they read an astonishing 34,853 books!

Friends of the Library 2012 Summer Reading Sponsors

Books on the Common
Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shoppe
The Toy Chest
Piccolo Pizza
Ridgefield Parks & Recreation

Reading Recommendations:
For Children
For Teens
For Adults

Schools’ Lists:
4th and 5th

The Governor’s Challenge

The New York Times recommendations

NPR recommendations