NPL Summer Reading

Newport Public Library
2020 Summer Reading Program
For Kids age 3 through 12 and their families
Hint: There’s summer fun for everyone!


We would love to wave our magic wand and make this entire pandemic go away, but that is not possible. We are, however, offering a summer reading program for 2020 that will stretch your family’s imagination, while keeping your family safe. We will miss seeing your faces at in-person programs, but we hope to see you at the library soon, and we look forward to reading and doing crafts together again for the summer of 2021.

For Children Ages 3-12

You must register for the Summer Reading Challenge to be eligible for a prize. Registration is open now! To register, email or call the library at 717-567-6860.

Pick up your activity packets at the library, OR download and print them from home from the links below:

Complete your choice of activities at your leisure during the summer. When you have accumulated the required number of points for your age on the required number of pages, bring your packet to the library between July 6 and August  22, and receive your prize. You must pick up your prize at Newport Public Library between July 6 and August 22. This assumes that Perry County is in the GREEN phase for the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the library website for any changes in procedure if Perry county is not in a GREEN phase.

The Prize for a completed packet is a brand new book, compliments of the Perry Valley Grange. We extend our thanks to the Perry Valley Grange and to the Friends of Newport Public Library for sponsoring our Summer Reading Challenge for many years.

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Teen and Adult Summer Reading Challenge!

If you are a teen or an adult, for every age appropriate book you read (Yes, audio books count as reading), you will receive one chance for a prize in our drawing. You must register to be eligible for a prize. Register by emailing OR by calling the library at 717-567-6860.

Each time you read (an age appropriate) book, fill out one of our slips with the title, author, and your contact information. That allows us to notify you when you win a prize. Either pick up the slips at the library OR download and print them from home from the links below:

When you deliver your slips to Newport Public Library you will see the prize barrels in the foyer window. Write on the back of each slip which prize you would like to try for. Then give the slips to a library staff member who will place the slips in the appropriate prize barrel. This will work even if people are not allowed in the building.

Prizes include:

Prizes will be drawn on Monday, August 24. You must pick up your prize at Newport Public Library.

Thank you for participating in our 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. We hope you have a happy, safe, and healthy summer, with a lot of reading and imagination. See you at the library!