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:

Kids Bake Scones! (ages 7 & up) With Katie from Food Explorers. This is a live program that will take place over Zoom on Friday, August 14 at 11 am. Katie is a Registered Dietician who will guide us in making delicious Strawberry & Peach Scones! 

Fun fact: Katie moved to America from England when she was 13 years old, and grew up eating scones. Now you can learn how to make them! 

You will need the following ingredients for this recipe:

Fresh Strawberries (Fruit options can be substituted: blueberries, raspberries, etc. ) 

1 Peach, Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, 1 Egg, 6 TBSP Butter, Milk and Confectioner’s Sugar.

This program will use Zoom, and any additional info will be emailed to you before the program begins.

Treat of the Week:

Fill out your weekly Google reading form and earn a Mystery Book Prize! Stop by RML and peruse the table outside for your book prize! The catch: there’s no touching! Each book is wrapped by age category and has a 1-word ‘clue’ written on it. Choose 1 book and see if you can wait until you get home to open it!

Visit: Kids Ask Authors

Kids Ask Authors is a weekly 5-10 minute podcast where children’s book author/illustrator Grace Lin and a guest author answer one question from a child reader. Most episodes will end with a book review, poem, short story or a joke by kids!

Joke of the Week:

Q. When do you go at red and stop at green?

A.  When you’re eating a watermelon!


Who doesn’t love popsicles? And when you make your own, you can add whatever flavors you like! Here are some great recipes.

Highlighted Author/Illustrator: Susan Gal

Susan Gal has illustrated some of our favorite books here at RML. From Into the Outdoors to Night Lights and her illustrations for Anne Sibley O’Brien’s Hocus Pocus It’s Fall and Abracadabra It’s Spring, she captures the seasons in all their colorful glory. Take a look at her art and think about how you would draw a summer picnic!

Bonus Books:

We can’t talk about picnics without recommending some of our favorite ‘picnic’ stories!

Jacqueline Woodson’s We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past

John Burningham’s Picnic

Jeff Mack’s Good News, Bad News

Pat Hutchins’ We’re Going on a Picnic

Matt Phelan’s Pignic