EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Summer reading is back at East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive)! Due to social distancing during the era of COVID-19, the library moved the summer reading activities online.  This year's theme is "Imagine Your Story," and the library has special challenges for readers of all ages.


By completing reading and learning challenges, readers can win fun prizes. Registration for the summer reading program can be done online at www.ebpl.org/summerreading.  The program has three challenge levels: kid, teen and adult. Summer reading runs through September 7.


The kid program is for children ages five through twelve. Kids can gain points to win free books in various ways, including each day they read, the summer learning bingo board, writing book reviews, and special weekly missions. There is also a similar summer reading program for younger children through our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative.

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To make registration easier, families can now register together, and parents can manage summer reading logging. Kids can also maintain their summer reading logs independently.


The teen program is for ages twelve through eighteen. Library users turning 13 during the summer can choose whether they want to participate in either the kids or teen program. Through the summer, there are several ways to earn points for prizes by reading books and completing tasks on a BINGO board. Points can be redeemed for book prizes.


Adults participating in the summer reading program can earn a chance to win prizes by completing a mix of reading goals, as well as service and community-oriented objectives. There are also several special online programs planned for adults over the summer, including a Fantasy Trivia night, Virtual Open Mic Night, TED Talks Viewing and Discussion.


For information about upcoming library programs and services, visit www.ebpl.org.