Summer Reading Program

June 24 – August 20

Howe Library has summer reading programs for youth and adults.

Summer Reading Program at Howe includes events happening daily. Download the brochure to learn more or go to our events page.  To view programs for adults, please view this calendar.


Welcome to Howe Library’s Youth Summer Reading Challenge! To participate, register at the Children’s Desk or register online. The program consists of events throughout the summer as well as a reading challenge that can be catered to your child’s reading level and preference.

Reading Challenge

Read or listen to a book for your usual amount of time, record it in your reading log, and repeat until you have 20 reading sessions!

  • Anything you read or listen to counts! That includes:
    • Having a picture book read to you (at bedtime, or anytime!)
    • Reading a chapter book (or more) a day
    • Graphic novels
    • Magazines
    • Listening to an audiobook
    • And more

Just do your normal amount of reading or listening 20 times . . . then come back to the library and collect your prize –  a free book! Need a reading suggestion? Stop by the Youth Services desk for ideas.

Don’t want to stop after 20 reading sessions?

  • Keep reading and you’ll be entered into a $25 gift card drawing to local businesses including:
    • Still North Books
    • The Montshire Museum Store
    • The Fourth Place

Youth are allowed to enter more than once into the gift card drawing . . . so keep reading! 


The Reading Around Hanover Map can be found at the Information Desk and online as a PDF download.

Choose three reading stops that are sequential on the map. Complete the challenges at those three stops to receive a gift card for a small ice cream at Hanover Scoops. You will also be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card of your choice from Left Bank Books, The Nugget, or Still North Books & Bar.

To receive credit, please write the item you read/listened to/watched below each challenge. Return completed maps to the Information Desk by August 20.

The raffle winner will be chosen on August 21.

Help Us Count Butterflies This Summer

Help us count butterflies this summer. Using only your cell phone, you can contribute valuable data to science projects. It’s fun, easy to do, and you don’t have to be an expert.

Watch our YouTube video with Nathan Sharp, a biologist with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies, as he introduces Citizen Science projects from around the area.

You can also visit and create an account. Once you have an account, go to the Projects section and search for Howe Library.

You can also visit The Vermont Atlas of Life at to participate in other Citizen Science Projects the Vermont Center for Ecostudies is involved in, including iNaturalist and eBird.

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