There’s still time for summer reading!

Summer has rushed by on roller skates. The season that began as an endless landscape of long, languid days is quickly and quietly fading. The days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler. It seems that we’ve just put away the red, white and blue decorations from July when we find ourselves browsing through advertisements for back-to-school specials. We turn to the calendar to count the days left to enjoy before summer comes to its eventual close. Although many summer programs are drawing to an end, the summer is not over yet. There is still time to squeeze in that last trip to the beach, visit to grandmother or cookout with family and friends. And there is still time for your summer reading.

This has been a summer of great reads – suspense novels, action thrillers, mysteries and romances. The choices are many and varied. Books that our readers have enjoyed this summer include The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, Code of Conduct by Brad Thor, The Rumor, by Elin Hilderbrand, Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf, and The President’s Shadow, by Brad Meltzer. You can borrow these titles or browse our New Book shelves for many more.

Children returning to school in September still have a few weeks to complete their summer reading assignments. The library has multiple copies of required reading for Bridgewater Raynham middle school and high school students. Many of these books are also available in our OverDrive ebook collection. To guarantee a copy, use the catalog to place a hold on the title. We’ll give you a call when your book is available.

Wednesday, August 12, is the last day of the library’s summer reading program, Super Reader. We’ve had hundreds of children in and out of the library all summer, reading books and enjoying the programs. It all comes to a close with a Snow Cone Carnival Wednesday, August 12, at 6:30. Tickets to the free event may be picked-up in the Children’s Room before Tuesday, August 11. We invite you to help us celebrate the end of the program, enjoy an icy cold snow cone, play carnival games and meet the superhero, Superman.

Books and summertime go together so well. Don’t let your summer slip away without reading.

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