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Summer Programming is Coming


Colorful Balloons

Club de Lectura de

Verano para niños

Para estudiantes entrando a sexto grado e inferiores

Colorful Tapes



Para estudiantes que ingresan en los grados 7-12

Kneedles and Yarn



Para adultos mayores de 18 años

Summer at JPL

July - August 2024

Summer is the busiest time of the year for the library, and this summer is no different! We host Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults, as well as hold a HUGE VARIETY of special events. 
What are you waiting for? Find out more below and we'll see you this summer at JPL!

Summer Reading


July 1st - August 7th for incoming sixth graders and below

Kids are welcome to join our annual Summer Reading Club by registering at


For every five books read and logged, kids will receive a special JPL Summer Reading brag tag along with a raffle ticket entry. Keep track of the books read on paper logs available for pickup in the Children’s Room. Logs can be submitted to Children’s staff.


The more books you read the better your chances are of winning a $25 gift card of your choice so read, read, read! 


Those that read and log at least 5 books by Monday, August 5th can pick up their free book and gift bag beginning on August 12th in the Children’s Room. Staff will be contacting the winners of the gift cards that same week. 

Summer reading giveaway books are generously sponsored by the Hackensack Elks Club. Gift certificate prizes are generously sponsored by the Goat Climbing Gym.


July 2nd - August 9th for incoming grades 7-12

Real Life Mario Kart, Gagaball, Video Games, Crafts and more - JPL has a summer of fun awaiting you, and everything is FREE!  You don’t have to attend every event to participate. Bring a friend with you or make some new ones!


We encourage everyone to read over the summer, even if you’re not a big reader. You can read comics, adventure books, romance, fantasy…any genre you’re interested in. Ask us for book recommendations and we’ll find something great for you to read.


Sign up at JPL and you will receive your reading log, a special refrigerator magnet, and a game board of events to attend and activities to complete to earn extra points toward prizes.


Registration begins June 11 at 3pm at our sign up party where we are giving away one book to each student who signs up. Registration continues throughout the summer, but register before July 2 to earn extra points. Bring your library card when you register if you’d like to check out the first book for our Comics and Cuisine book club.


Don’t miss our End of Summer Party! We’ll play Laser Tag and Gagaball, eat pizza, and give out prizes.  Read 2+ books and submit your reading log by August 6 to attend. (A signed permission slip, available starting July 30, is required). Read 5+ books to be eligible for our grand prize raffle of a $50 Gift Card. Other prizes, including gift cards and books, will be given out at the party.




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