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Events: Summer Reading 2018

Event Schedule

Our programs are listed on our event calendar. Simply filter by "summer reading program" to see what's happening this summer, or click on the SRP Brochure below.

Volunteer Opportunities

Teens, ages 12-17, can apply to volunteer their time at the Libraries this summer. Call any NNPL branch or 757-926-1350 for information on how to apply.

SRP Sponsors



The Oyster Point Rotary Club

Prize Donors



Summer Reading 2018

Calling all Newport News Summer Readers: It's Time to Suit Up for Summer Reading!

Summer is here and it's a time to read for fun, learn something new and see friends. Your Library has lots of free programs for everyone this summer! Visit our Calendar of Events for details and registration information. Download our summer reading brochure for a full listing of free programs and events.

This year’s NNPL Summer Reading Program has some SUPER new features!  

This year, there are more prizes than ever!  Beginning June 18, participants will fill out activity cards which, when completed, will be entered for weekly drawings.  Those who complete the Summer Reading Program and turn in their final card will be entered into the grand prize drawing.  This means a chance at big prizes for all finishers. And teens, this means that 12 of you will win a full day pass to Busch Gardens.

Of course, we’ll still have our special programs and performers during the whole six weeks.  Check out our brochure and calendar to make sure you don’t miss out!

What is the "Summer Slide"?

"'It's called the 'summer slide', and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. Children who do not read over the summer will lose up to three months of reading achievement." - RIF

Help children maintain and improve their academic gains through the summer by keeping them learning and engaged while having fun!

· Set time aside for daily reading (15-20 minutes is plenty!) or listen to audiobooks while traveling in car or plane

· Choose books your child wants to read

· Set a reading example! Join the Adult Summer Reading Program. Ask for information at any Newport News Library or call 757-926-1350.

· Take time to visit the Library, participate in the Summer Reading Program and take advantage of free, fun and educational programs and events.

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