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The 2024 Summer Reading Challenge for Adults will start soon! This year the challenge will run from June 24, 2024 – September 9, 2024.

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 second 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 read anything you’d like that fits the category. Complete the challenge card and return it to the Library by September 9 either in person or via email at newtonpublicservices@minlib.net.

You can view and download the 2024 Submission Card Here. 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.