Sign up for the summer reading challenge

Jun 22, 2022

Get ready for a summer full of fun (and reading) with the Dartmouth Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Challenge. 

This year’s challenge is titled “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” and invites children ages 5-12 to participate in a variety of activities to earn challenge badges and prizes. There is also a pre-readers challenge for kids 0-5 that parents and caregivers can partake in.

Participants will also have the chance to enter a drawing for a grand prize.

Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge begins Wednesday, June 22. To sign up, stop by the Southworth or North Branch Library. For more information visit

Along with the challenge, there will be also be a variety of family-friendly performers including Ed the Wizard, award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb, and Henry the Juggler. There will also be movies showed at the libraries.

For a full listing of all the summer performers and activities descriptions of each program, visit and click on the “Events Calendar.” No registration is required for any of the performers or movies.

Crafts will also be offered at both the Southworth and North Branch Library on Wednesdays from June 29 through Aug. 3. Registration is required. To sign up, call (508) 999-0726.