Summer Reading

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Summer Reading 2022 is Oceans of Possibilities!

Every year the East Hampton Public Library sponsors a fun and educational summer reading program designed to work with our local schools’ required summer reading.  Summer reading is designed to help keep your mind stay active and prevent summer learning loss. Summer reading at the library originally started as a children’s program and now has expanded to include all ages! Children, teens and adults can participate in a summer of fun at the library!

Looking for the East Hampton Public Schools Summer Reading? Click here!



All Ages Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Join us at Center School’s parking lot to kick off our summer reading celebration on Friday, June 24th from 5pm-7pm. Come sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy all of the fun activities at our kickoff event! Run an inflatable obstacle course, eat a free snow cone, pet adorable goats from Circle K Farm, and soak your favorite town employees in a dunk tank as we celebrate the start of another great summer at the library! Let us know you’re coming here!  

Dunk Tank Schedule:

5:00-5:20pm- Dave Cox (Town Manager)

5:20-5:40pm- Katie (Memorial School)

5:40-6:00pm- Jesi (Memorial School)

6:00-6:20pm- Alexis (Memorial School)

6:20-6:40pm- Sam (East Hampton Public Library)

6:40-7:00pm- Christine (East Hampton Public Library)


Children’s Summer Reading:  Birth to Grade 5

Set a weekly reading goal with your child. You can choose whether to read a certain number of books or to read for a certain amount of minutes.  Each week, read to meet your goal! Children can read independently or can be read to. It all counts!  Once your child has met their goal, visit the library for a sea creature sticker and raffle tickets to win great prizes!


Teen Summer Reading:  Grades 6 – 12

Each week complete different challenges like reading for an hour, completing a random act of kindness, or giving someone a compliment and then check in at the Library to receive raffle tickets to win amazing prizes like art supplies, piñatas or dungeons and dragons books!  Plus one lucky participant will win a brand new bike donated by AirLine Cycles!


Adult Summer Reading:  Ages 18 and up!

Each week complete different challenges such as reading for an hour, adding something to the our Art Exchange Box, or attending a library program and then check in at the Library to receive raffle tickets to win amazing prizes like book baskets, craft kits and more! Plus one lucky participant will win a brand new iPad donated by a generous patron!



Download our Monthly Activity Calendar

Coming soon!  In the mean time, check our event calendar for the most up-to-date listings and to register for programs. 


Summer Reading Sponsors and Partners

Summer Reading would not have been possible without the support of our partners and sponsors:

AirLine Cycles

Dexter’s Tunes, Tales and Ales

East Hampton Public Schools

East Hampton Senior Center

East Hampton Rotary Club

Epoch Arts

Friends of the East Hampton Public Library

Studio 13

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