Welcome to the Terryville Public Library Summer Reading page. This is where you will find everything you need to know to join the summer reading program for all ages. The school district information is also linked below.

Terryville Library Summer Reading program
Please take our summer reading survey here.

Click on the image above or here to watch a promotional video about the Summer Reading Program.

Instructional video on how to register for the 2021 Tails and Tales online Summer Reading Programs

Click on the above image or here for a video explanation.

Children’s Department Programs
PDF of the children’s virtual and in-person events this summer 2021 Brochure List of Events. You can also find any event details here. Registration for events typically opens 3 weeks prior to event date.

 

What is it? The Terryville Public Library Summer Reading Program is a chance to learn new things, find great books, and receive prizes.

How does it work? Starting on Monday, June 21 choose the program that works best for you and register. Program options include, paper or online logs, as well as programs geared toward different ages.  Both paper and online participation is exactly the same. There are two programs, one for independent readers and one for children not quite reading on their own. The only difference in these program are the challenges. Visit http://terryvillepl.readsquared.com to register for the online program, stop by the library to register for the paper program. Paper logs are also available through curbside services.

How do I earn cool stuff? Every week, we release a new list of challenges, as well as hand out small incentive prizes. Incentive prizes are available while supplies last.  Some challenges require four activities while others require only one or two. All parts of a
challenge must be completed in order to earn a ticket. Participants earn 1 ticket for every completed challenge and 1 ticket for every hour read. Tickets are then entered into our prize drawing. Visit the library or schedule a curbside pickup to receive your tickets.

Read to Me Readers

Click on the above image or here to register for the ONLINE PROGRAM. Come visit the library, or schedule a curbside pickup to sign up for the paper program. Both paper and online participation is exactly the same.

This program is designed for kids ages birth and up, who are not yet reading on their own. The purpose of this program is to encourage life-long reading habits.

Independent Readers

Click on the above image or here to register for the ONLINE PROGRAM. Come visit the library, or schedule a curbside pickup to sign up for the paper program. Both paper and online participation is exactly the same.

This program is designed for kids up to age 12, that are reading independently. The purpose of this program is to encourage life-long reading habits.

Teen Readers

Teens age 13-17 can log their reading online here or find paper logs in the Teen Area.

Regardless of how you log your reading, the two programs have the same prizes and rewards.

For each book you read, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of three $50 Visa gift cards.  The more books you read, the better your chances at winning.    You may read library books, books from your own collection, graphic novels, ebooks, and/or listen to audiobooks.

ReadSquared offers a mobile app to make tracking your books really simply.  Download the app from your device’s app store and get started!

The last day to earn raffle tickets is Friday, August 20.  Prize winners will be drawn on Monday, August 23 at 3pm.

Find a printable flier for Teen Summer Reading Program here and register using our Events Calendar for virtual and in-person, outside programming.  Event registration typically opens 3 weeks before.

Adult Readers

To participate, read a book or take part in any virtual or in-person library event. Log your participation,* and you will be entered to win a gift certificate supporting one of our local restaurants or other small businesses!

*You can register and log your reading online at terryvillepl.readsquared.com. You can also pick up paper entry forms from the curbside table or circulation desk. Return the paper entry forms when you next visit.

It doesn’t matter how you read; choose an e-book, download an audiobook, or read physical books.

Running out of books to read? Call 860-582-3121 and schedule a curbside pick up, or just come into the library and we would be happy to help you find more!

Program Sponsors

 

 

School district summer reading programs
Terryville High School

Terryville High School website

Eli Terry Jr. Middle School

Eli Terry Jr. Middle School website

Elementary Schools

Harry S. Fisher Elementary School website

Plymouth Center School website