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Summer Reading Program: 2022 Yearly Themed Resources

Read Beyond the Beaten Path



The theme for iREAD’s 2022 summer reading program is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path". The broad motif of “summer camp at the library” can encompass a world of different summer experiences: from outdoor activities such as hiking, campfires, stories, and s’mores to nature programs, arts and crafts, music, and so much more.

2022 Summer Summit

Save the date for this day long virtual summit focused on all things summer. Join library staff from throughout New England to invigorate your Summer Reading Program planning. Featuring keynote speaker Adam Gidwitz and sessions on geocaching, play based learning, and more! Register at:

All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing in the OLIS Library Learning Center.

Local Resources

Citizen Science at Your Library

Citizen science is a way for regular people to participate in real science that needs our help! SciStarter and Arizona State University partnered up with libraries across the country to offer Citizen Science Kits. A Citizen Science Kit is a small box created by libraries that contains everything library patrons need to help scientists answer questions they can’t answer without volunteers.


A StoryWalk® is laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to stakes that are installed along a path. As you stroll down the trail, you read the story.The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.