Fill out the form below by noon on Friday each week (just once a week!) and you will receive the Treat for the Week!

We are asking for your email as some of the treats are virtual and will be sent to you.


Complete these any time this summer! You can do whichever ones you like, as many times as you like! When you fill out your weekly Google form, you will indicate which challenges you completed.

  • Read a book that offers a window to another culture
  • Read a biography
  • Read a book that makes you laugh
  • Read a book with water on the cover
  • Read outside
  • Read to a sibling or pet
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Read a downloaded book
  • Read a collection of short stories or poems
  • Read a book recommended by a librarian (Nutmeg books count! You can also email Ms. Eileen at for a suggestion!)
  • Make something (food, craft, artwork) inspired by something you’ve read
  • Read a non-fiction book to learn something new
  • Recommend a book to a friend or relative
  • Read a book that someone in your family liked and wants you to read
  • Visit RML outside to take part in our Seek & Find, Chalk Obstacle Course or other game!

Theme Weeks

Make sure you don’t miss out on programs, crafts and other fun activities that go with each special summer theme! Everything will be posted here on our website.

  1. June 20 – 26: Pets & Pals
  2. June 27 – July 3: Celebrate America!
  3. July 4 – July 10: Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies 
  4. July 11 – July 17: The Science of Summer
  5. July 18 – 24: Fairies, Fantasy & Fun
  6. July 25 – 31: The Great Outdoors
  7. August 1 – 7: Creatures of the Sea
  8. August 8 – 14: Goin’ on a Picnic    


Library Programs:

Candyland Seek & Find! Stop by the Children’s window at RML by July 1 and see if you can find all the items listed, hidden in the window! Email us after by sending your name/phone to and one family will win a prize!

Discover Your Firecracker Name! Yes, it’s sort of silly but you know you want to do it! Click here to find out!

Treat of the Week:

Fill out your weekly Google reading form and earn an invitation to our Digital Escape Room: Locked in the Library!


At PBS’s A Capitol Fourth you can find out all sorts of fun things about the history of the United States flag, anthem and 4th of July traditions Click here to check it out!

Joke of the Week:

Q.  What did one flag say to the other?

A.  Nothing. It just waved.


Have a grown-up help you access RML’s new database, A to Z Food America with your library card. You can find recipes perfect for this time of year (Strawberry Shortcake) learn about foods, and even discover what Connecticut’s unofficial state candy is!

Highlighted Author/Illustrator: Kadir Nelson

Nelson won a Caldecott Medal for his artwork on Kwame Alexander’s 2019 The Undefeated, a picture book poem highlighting black life in the United States. Nelson’s artwork is breathtaking, whether he is illustrating magazine covers, books, or creating art like his recent work, After the Storm, which you can view on his website. Nelson reminds us that celebrating America means celebrating all Americans.