Summer Reading

Summer 2023

Summer Reading 2023 is here! The theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”. Our libraries and librarians are ready …

Play the “Summer Reading 2023 at the Library” video see what we have ready for you in our libraries.

Looking for the reading log? Download it below:

Reading Log for Pre-K to 5th Grade – download here

Going paperless? Here’s the “Summer Reading online LOG” (as a Google Form).

Preschool Summer Reading

Calling all preschool children … Join our 2023 Preschool Summer Reading! Pick up a fish at any of our three West Hartford Public Libraries and complete the challenges! Drop-off your fish at any of the libraries and receive a sticker and a tattoo.


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 over 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 …

Fiction Books

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Standout STEAM Books

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Early Chapter Books