June 17–August 17

Read | Renew | Repeat

Designed for all ages, this years summer reading program will feature the idea and practice of conservation. Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity. Read, Renew, Repeat makes for a wonderfully diversified summer reading program that encourages reading as a restorative method of self-improvement and self-preservation.

Teen Reading Challenge

Participate in the challenge from June 17–August 17 by reading, visiting the library, attending events, and more. Track your participation online or in-person. Paper-based participants should print the Teen Reading Tracker or visit any Hamden Library location to pick one up. If you would rather track online, visit READsquared and register. 

Events & Programs

Join us throughout the summer for events and programs at all Hamden Public Library locations. From detailed craft projects to casual drop-in activities, there’s something for everyone! Visit the Teen Calendar or download the Summer 2024 Just for Teens newsletter.

All Reading Counts

The Teen Reading Challenge encourages all kinds of reading. Choose your favorite format or try something new!

Physical Books – Classic. Great choice. Fanfic & Webtoons – Bingeworthy!
Magazines & Newspapers – You’re so retro! E-Books – Tech savvy & portable!
Audio Books – Excellent for multi-tasking! Other Stuff – The back of a cereal box? Sure! Totally counts.