Summertime Reading

Children invited to log books

Cold Spring

The Butterfield Library has launched “Get in the Game: Read!” for students entering the sixth through eighth grades. Log on, register and build a character to play a game powered by reading time. Visit to learn more. By registering, you earn a free book. Read a total of 1,800 minutes during the six weeks of the program and be entered to win a tablet.

Challenges include attending a library program, writing a book review, answering trivia questions or becoming a volunteer Reading Buddy. Book logging and challenges begin on Thursday, June 23.


The Desmond-Fish Library will launch its summer reading program with a visit from the Hudson Valley Llamas at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. Students can stop by the library to sign up, pick up a calendar of events and win prizes for reading, including a gift certificate for the library’s annual book sale.


The Howland Public Library invites children ages 3 to 12 to participate in “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” Children may keep reading logs, either paper or online, of books they’ve read or had read to them.

To register, visit after June 21 and before August 1. A kick-off party for elementary school students will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Beacon neighbor and Empowering Clerk Ori Alon will distribute Refurbished Report Cards so you can get recognition for all the great things about you that regular report cards can’t show.

The library’s summer programs are supported through Friends of the Howland Library and the Wee Play Community Project.

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