FLEMINGTON, NJ – The borough library’s summer reading program has become a cherished annual tradition. Its librarians say it’s the busiest and happiest time of the year. 

“I love to share my love of books with the children and see them catch my excitement about reading,” said Debbie Moore, the children’s librarian. 

This year’s program begins on June 26 at the historic library on Main Street. Moore has put together a program of weekly story times, crafts, music and games that will keep children challenged and engaged. 

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Children earn prizes for reading books or being read to and each book they read earns them a chance to win bonus gifts donated by local merchants.

This year’s theme, “Build a Better World” is set by the State Library and each local library builds its own program to explore that theme. 

Moore said she has a lot of surprises planned, including appearances by Dewey the Frog around town again this year. 

Story times will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and a “Lunch and Stories” program will be held on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.  

An acoustic rock band leads a trivia contest with prizes in the garden on June 26 to kick off the program.  

Last year, 130 kids from ages 2 to 13 participated in the Flemington Library program and Moore expects even more this year. 

More information about this and other library programs can be found at flemingtonlibrary.org.