Summer reading challenge is underway

Jun 27, 2023

Curl up with a good book this summer and you could win one of many prizes offered by the Dartmouth Public Libraries.

The summer reading challenge is free and open to kids up to 12 years old. Readers aged 6 to 12 can pick up an activity sheet from the North Branch or Southworth library and get to work completing activities to earn raffle tickets.

Activities range from reading after dinner, attending a library program, to listening and dancing to a favorite song.

The more activities competed the more raffle tickets earned. Each week winners will be drawn to win prizes, including craft kits and gift cards to local businesses.

“Pre-readers” under the age of 6 will have their own activity sheet that can be used to earn rewards from the library's “prize box.”

All summer long the libraries will have programming for kids, activities like story times, movie showings and sing and dance interactive stories.

These activities are sponsored through Friends of the Dartmouth Libraries and the Dartmouth Cultural Council.

To learn more about the activities or see a full calendar of programs visit,