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Summer Reading

Summer 2021

Summer Reading 2021 is in the works! The theme this year is “Tails & Tales”. Check back soon for our reading game board and a link for filling in a reading log online. We will have a LIVE launch party on Friday, June 18 with DJ Austin Dailey. We will also have several programs through Zoom throughout the summer to celebrate reading all about tails and tales!

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
Chapter Books
Non-fiction Books