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Andover Public Library

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Imagine Your Story – Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading Fun, Just a Little Different. The Andover Public Library will be holding their annual Summer Reading Program from June 15 through July 24. While plans for reopening the library to the public are still in the works, Summer Reading plans are good to go. Read more…

This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story” with a focus on Fairy Tales, Mythology, Fables, and Folklore.  Participants are not required to stick to the theme, however.

Each participant will receive a log to keep track of time read this summer and to track fun activities they do. Children will receive extra activities in their packet to help keep them busy.

Summer Reading is a great way to keep young people engaged in learning, but adults are encouraged to join in, too. Everyone who registers for the program will be entered into a drawing for prizes and will receive a second entry when they turn in their log at the end of July. Some of the individual programs will have separate incentives.

The planned library crafts (paid for by the Friends of the Andover Public Library) will be done virtually by Facebook or Zoom and will also be posted to YouTube and the library website. Those without access to the internet may still register for the individual programs and may call the library if help is needed for the craft.

Sign up begin Thursday June 4th for children ages 5  –  11 and teens and adults ages 12 and up.

The Andover Public Library is pleased to be partnering with Country Neighbor during their summer food distribution to reach community members who cannot always make it into the library during the summer months.  “We are working with Country Neighbor during their summer food distribution to register children for the Library’s Summer Reading Program, full of fun and educational learning experiences. Country Neighbor is feeding their bellies, while we feed their minds. Community partners at work.”

How to sign up beginning June 4, 2020

  • Call 440-293-6792 during business hours (Monday through Friday 11 AM to 7 PM)
  • In Person registration in the library parking lot
    • Thursday, June 4 from 5 – 7 PM
    • Friday, June 5 from 11 AM – 1 PM
    • Thursday, June 11 from 5 –  7 PM
    • Friday, June 12 from 11 AM –  1 PM
  • In Person registration during Country Neighbor Summer Food Distribution
    • Thursday, June 4th
      • New Lyme Town Hall 9:30 – 9:50 AM
      • Andover Volunteer Fire Department 10:40 – 11 AM
      • Andover Christian Church  11:50 AM – 12:10 AM
    • Thursday, June 11th
      • Cherry Valley UMC 10:05 – 10:25 AM
      • Pierpont Volunteer Fire Department 11:15 AM – 11:35 AM
      • Williamsfield Community Center 12:20 PM – 12:40 PM


Children and teens will need an adult present to register.

Registration is required for many of the craft events that are part of the overall Summer Reading Program. Participants are encouraged to sign up for those they are interested in at time of Summer Reading registration. All crafts supplies are provided, but supplies are limited. General registration for the craft programs will open on June 15.

View the list of scheduled programs here. 

Community members do not need to have a library card to register for Summer Reading, however they are encouraged to get one. Anyone can call the library during business hours to get an Andover Public Library Card.

Please call the library at 440-293-6792 for more information.