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Adult Summer Reading

No codes, no passwords, no log-ins — just raffle tickets!

Read, attend programs, and complete challenges to earn raffle tickets for any of our prize baskets.

Raffles will be held on Thursdays in July and August. Pick up your booklet at the Adult Reference Desk to get started.

Visit the Reference Desk on or after June 17 to register for summer reading.

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Sign up before June 7 and you’ll be entered to win 
TWO TICKETS to A Bronx Tale at the Shubert Theater on Wednesday, June 26th



To enter a raffle, write your winner number (assigned at registration) on the back of each raffle ticket and drop them in any raffle bucket!

Wednesday, July 3

Thespian’s Treat • $113 value

  • 4 tickets to Joseph and the Amazing, Technicolor Dreamcoat from the Warner Theater, Torrington (show dates: 7/27-8/4)
  • 1 free manicure from Glamour Nails, Berlin
  • $25 gift certificate from Bertucci’s Restaurant

Thursday, July 11

Foodie’s Fantasy • $125 value

  • Hand-selected food items from Trader Joe’s, West Hartford
  • 1 bottle of wine from Berlin Spirits
  • 4 linen napkins from Williams-Sonoma
  • $25 gift card from Dragonfly Home and Gift, Berlin.

Thursday, July 18

Baseball Break • $133 value

  • 4 tickets to a 2019 home game, Staten Island Yankees
  • 2 free game passes from Safari Golf, Berlin
  • 4 tickets to a 2019 home game from the New Britain Bees

Thursday, July 25

Family Fancy • $175 value

  • 1 Day Pass for 2 adults and up to 4 children from Discovery Museum, Bridgeport
  • 2 free game passes from Safari Golf, Berlin
  • 4 Right Field Porch Tickets from the Hartford Yard Goats
  • $20 gift card and 5 free kids meal coupons from Chili’s Restaurant, Cromwell


Enjoyable Expeditions • $192 value

  • 4 tickets to a 2019 home game and swag from Hartford Athletic
  • 4 admission tickets from PEZ Visitor’s Center
  • 1 free large cheese pizza from Pizza Pie, Cromwell
  • 4 free games of mini-golf from Putter’s Paradise, Berlin
  • 2 general admission tickets from Connecticut Science Center

Thursday, August 1

Train Tour • $271 value

  • 2 ½ hour Train and Riverboat excursion for 4 people from Essex Steam Train
  • 2 tickets to any 2019-2020 performance from the Long Wharf Theater, New Haven


Cocktail Cruise • $93 value

  • Wine Tasting for 2 from Hawk Ridge Winery, Watertown
  • $20 gift card and glass from Labyrinth Brewing Company, Manchester
  • $20 gift card from Panera Bread Co.
  • 1 free Saturday Brunch from Dakota Steak House, Rocky Hill

Thursday, August 8

Paint Party • $115 value

  • Gift certificate and painted board from Board and Brush, Southington
  • $25 gift card from Five Guys Restaurant


Knit Kit • Priceless

  • Basket of knitting stuff from Berlin-Peck Sit and Knit group

Thursday, August 15

Liqueur & Leisure • $175 value

  • Private Tour and Tasting for 10 people from Hartford Flavor Company
  • $25 gift card from Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria


Sox Snuggles • Priceless

  • 2 hand-knitted pillows with Red Sox logo and a knitted lap blanket donated by Berlin-Peck Sit and Knit group

Thursday, August 22

Wine Wanderlust • $133 value

  • 6 Tickets for a wine tasting from Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford
  • 2 Level 1 Tastings from Priam Vineyards, Colchester
  • Gift certificate for a Cheese Gift Box from Cabot Creamery
  • Copy of Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr


Drama Delight • $145 value

  • 2 tickets to TheaterWorks, Hartford
  • 2 Level One Tastings from Priam Vineyards, Colchester
  • $25 gift card from Mondo Restaurant, Middletown


Summer Supernova! • $111 value
To qualify, read 5+ books and hand in your booklet on or before August 22.
Winner will be chosen at the End of Summer Reading Party on Thursday evening!

  • 2 tickets to the Big E from Eastern States Exposition
  • $25 gift certificate from First and Last Restaurant, Plainville
  • 2 free small yogurt coupons from Sweet Frog, Glastonbury
  • $25 gift card from Wood-n-Tap Restaurant
  • 2 community tickets from AMC Theaters, Plainville


Join us on Thursday, August 22 for an End of Summer Reading Party, with awards for top readers, plus one final raffle!