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The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge for Adults has officially ended! Thank you everyone who participated in making this years’ challenge a huge success!

2024 info will be available Summer 2024.

Our 2023 Adult Summer Reading Challenge runs June 26 and through September 5. Our Librarians are encouraging adults (18+) to read 5 books this summer across 5 different “challenge” categories for a chance to win gift cards to local businesses. Last year we had hundreds of local residents participate, making our first ever Adult Summer Reading Challenge a huge success.

How to participate: Read 1 book from each of the 5 categories below. We have included suggested titles for each category, but don’t be afraid to branch out and Find Your Voice! and read anything you’d like that fits the category. Complete the challenge card and return it to the library by September 5 to be entered to win amazing prizes from local businesses!

Finished reading? Download the 2023 Submission Card and return it to the library either in-person or via email at newtonpublicservices@minlib.net to Aiden and Erica. We also have printed packets available at the library with the 5 categories and submission card if you prefer a physical version, just stop by any of our service desks to pick one up!

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.