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The Summer of 2016 is sizzling hot at the Hartford Public Library with programs and activities for: parents, kids, teens and child care providers. On this website you will find information on programs, special events and other resources that will make your summer of learning a success!

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You have until August 20th to log your books and programs if you want to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize! You can still log books until September 30th to earn the small prizes.




The Hartford Public Library provides summer learning resources to child care providers, including licenses, unlicensed, relatives or neighborhood caregivers who are caring for children in our community through these hot summer days. Child care providers can receive summer early literacy training and earn books for their child care libraries. CLICK HERE to sign up and/or log your books.


This program serves community-based providers of summer programs. Providers may choose from a menu of services provided by a dedicated summer reading coordinator, including library visits, one-on-one or group training, bibliographies or webliographies, a family engagement booklet, craft workshops, and more. Providers can also receive a Treasure Box FREE from the Hartford Public Library for weekly reading incentives for weekly campers. The top three camps with the most participation will get an ice cream party!

Open to camp groups—Counselors, register your camp group for visits to the library and help your kids earn prizes for reading. 

Call 860-695-6330 or email program coordinator Fabjola Qosja for more information. To log the minutes your kids read, click here.

This program is generously funded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Recommended Book Lists for Every Age

Pre-K-Kindergarten       Grades 1-2         Grades 3-4

Grades 5-6         Grades 7-8        Grades 9-12

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Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3075

Need more information about the resources and services available at the Hartford Public Library? 
Visit our library contact page for names, phone numbers and email addresses.