Summer Reading 2024

2024 Summer Reading “Adventure Begins At Your Library”


June 18 – August 2, 2024

Sign-ups open June 18. Return here to download your summer reading game board (Recommended for Ages 5-10. We also have an under 5 game board) or you can pick up a physical board at the library front desk. Read, participate in fun activities, and attend library programs to earn stickers throughout the summer and win prizes. 

Complete the entire game board to enter for a chance to win a Kindle! Stay tuned for all of our awesome Summer Reading Events for kids!


June 1 – August 31, 2024

Write brief book reviews or library program reviews and enter to win. One entry per title/event. Enter as many times as you would like! Prize drawings throughout the summer! Pick up entry forms at the circulation desk or fill out online. Submit from 6/1 – 8/31. There will be an end-of-the-summer grand prize drawing for a Kindle. All books count, including print books, e-books, and audiobooks. Programs may be in-person or virtual. Participants must have a Pennington Public Library card to be eligible for prize drawings. Don’t have a card? Get one today!

Looking for a good summer read? Check out our 2022 list of some of our favorites!



Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 4:00-4:30 pm

Investigate the diversity of the insect world with live insects and pinned specimens. Learn about millipedes, scorpions, butterflies, beetles and more! Presented by an outreach specialist from Insectropolis, New Jersey’s very own bug museum. Recommended for Ages 4-Adult. Space is limited.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Pennington Public Library and the Pennington Day Grant. 

About Our Presenter: Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey located in Toms River, NJ, has over a dozen exhibit areas designed to educate and entertain. Set within the architecture of a bug-themed city, creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. Insectropolis aims to illuminate the world of bugs by upending the misconceptions and aversions held against insects with fun facts about their anatomy, practices, and habitats.


Virtual Author Talks in partnership with the Library’s Speaker’s Consortium.

A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo (PreK-2nd Grade)
Newbery Medal Winner for The Tale of Despereaux 
New York Times  bestselling author of over 30 books for children
Tuesday, July 9th at 2:00 PM EDT
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Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier
(3rd-6th Grade)
New York Times Bestselling Author of More Than 50 Books 
for Children Under Both This Name and the Pen Name Jack Chabert
Tuesday, July 16th at 2:00 PM EDT
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Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo
(9th-12th grade)
National Book Award Winner and New York Times
Bestselling Author of The Poet X and Clap When you Land
Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM EDT
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Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat
(5th-8th Grade)
Caldecott Medal Winner, National Book Award Winner, 
and New York Times Bestselling Author
and Illustrator of Over 100 Books
Tuesday, July 30th at 2:00 PM EDT
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