June 20 2022

Project Progress Summer Reading Program – Research on the public library summer reading programs commissioned by the Library of Virginia shows that children who read during the summer maintain or improve their reading skills over peers who do not. More importantly, the impact of reading during the summer has positive impacts on reading scores for at least two years. The Roswell Public Library summer reading program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” will begin on June 6 and conclude on July 23. The program is designed to encourage reading and learning during the summer.

We are offering four reading programs this year. The programs are: picture book readers, chapter book readers, teen readers and adult readers. Young children and lower elementary age children earn a punch in the punch card for reading 10 books during a week. Older children and teens reading chapter books earn a punch in the punch card for reading 1 chapter book (J fiction book) each week. Children and teens who earn 6 punches in the punch card will be entered into the end of the program drawing.


There will be a weekly drawing for teens and adults who sign up and check out books from the Library.

The summer reading program also includes free learning programs throughout the summer. We are offering weekly preschool programs, movies with STEM programs as well as games with STEM programs. Special programs such as puppets, dog performances and art programs are offered.

Funding is provided through a gift from the Roswell Library Foundation.

Registration begins on the first Monday in June. This involves completing registration forms, picking up a swag bag, checking out books and enjoying a snow cone.