Great information from the Hawley Library!

Summer Reading


Hawley and the Booth Library are joining together to keep children reading this summer. Here’s how it works.


Step 1 - Read. Check out the The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge and Participate!


For reading suggestions: grades K-2

         grades 3-4


Step 2 - Visit the Children’s Department at the C.H. Booth library to find out more about their summer reading programs! They have a wonderful incentive program for participating Newtown students. This year the whole program is moving ONLINE. Use the link C.H. Booth Library to access the library's program.


If you do not participate in Booth’s Program, download the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge Journal and keep track yourself.


Step 3 -  Log your reading online from the C.H. Booth library. At the end of the summer, your reading log will be electronically sent to Mrs. Wasley at Hawley! Or you can print out the Governor’s Challenge Journal, fill it out, and hand it in in person come the fall. By completing your journal, you will qualify for special recognitions at school. It’s that easy!


You must visit the Booth Children’s Department to collect your extra treats for reading. Check the Children’s Program Calendar on the Booth Library website for fun programs throughout the summer. The library has so much more than books: board games, makerspace play, dvds, audiobooks, museum passes, and more!


Don’t miss the fun!!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Wasley by e-mail @



Hawley Summer Reading Incentives

What You Get

How You Get It


If you will be in                         If You Will Be Kindergarten*,                          in Grades 3 or 4

Grade 1 or 2                              in the Fall

in the Fall

A certificate and a medal.

Read At Least 10                       Read At Least 5

Just Right books.                      Just Right books.


Participate in Governor’s Challenge.      

A certificate, medal AND an invitation to a Breakfast Celebration with Mr. Moretti!

Top Reader in Each Grade Level

Reading the Most Just Right books


*For Kindergarten students: parents are recording books that students read themselves and books they read to their children.


Ways Your Library Can Help YOU!!!

  • Come in and take out books and books on tape/cd.
  • Use the space for individual, partner or group work.
  • Check out a magazine or a board game (coming soon!).
  • Access technology via an ipad, laptop or desktop

The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature. The award is sponsored by: CASL (Connecticut Association of School Librarians) and CLA (Connecticut Library Association). The 2015 Nutmeg Awards are out and the choices are making for some great reading! The Nutmeg Awards encourage students to read and vote on their favorites too. 

Be sure to check out: for all the best in children's literature!