Summer Reading

Summer 2021

Summer Reading 2021 here! The theme is “Tails & Tales”. Below is a button to download the Summer Reading Game Board as a PDF. We have lots of fun summer programs to celebrate reading all about tails and tales, too! Below is the “Summer Programs Calendar” which lists all the programs taking place in and around the library. Don’t forget to fill in your Tails & Tales Game Board throughout the summer and have fun READING!

Tails & Tales Game Board

Option 1: To enter the Book Bundle RAFFLE, hand in the Game Board (there’s a link below for the PDF) by Friday, August 27 to any West Hartford Library Children’s Department.
Option 2: Bring the Game Board to your School Library Media Specialist when you return to school. Forms returned after August 27 are not eligible for the raffle.

~ Summer Reading 2021 Tails & Tales Game Board

Option 3: Or you can fill in this online Google form: Happy Reading!

Summer Programs Calendar

Ready for some summer outdoor fun? We have a ton of great programs planned for you! Check out the Summer Programs Calendar HERE or download the PDF in the link below.

~ Children’s Summer Programs Calendar

Video Book Reviews

Do you have a favorite book that you want your friends to read? Ready to share some of your favorite quotes from a recent great read? Consider submitting a Video Book Review to be included on the Children’s Facebook and homepage! Miss Ellen would love to share your review :))!

Here’s how to get started:


Don’t know what to read next? In a book rut? Try BookMatch, West Hartford Public Library’s personalized recommendation service.

It’s easy! Simply fill out a form with the link below. You will receive an email with 3 to 5 personal reading recommendations from our librarians within 7 days. Also, check out the additional selections below for our great recommendations.


Looking for some good books to read before the summer? Check out the Nutmeg Nominee books.

We also have some great book recommendations from our Children’s Librarians in the following booklists:

Other Books …

Picture Books
NEW Fiction Books
Tween Books
Chapter Books
NEW Non-fiction Books