Four exciting Summer Reading programs to pick from!

Adults, teens and children, get ready for another fun and rewarding Summer Reading Program. This year we celebrate animal stories with the theme Tales & Tails - an exploration of awesome wildlife and amazing folktales. We’re bringing you all our programs, classes and events online or outside in our beautiful backyard.

Here’s what to do:

  • Register for your free online account through our Readsquared link.  You will need your Ridgefield Park Public library card to register for events and to be eligible for prizes.  Don’t have a Ridgefield Park Public library card, click here to register for your free card?

  • There are four Summer Reading programs to select from: 

    • Our first program is for children up to the age of 6 or entering kindergarten in September.

    • Our second program is for children entering first grade – 6th grade.

    • Our third program is for teens entering 7th grade – 12th grade.

    • Our fourth program is for adults ages 18 and above.

  • Come to the library to pick up your free Summer Reading kit.  Kits include various things to get started with a fun and rewarding reading activity.

To find out more about each program, click on the appropriate link below:


“Research suggests that on average, summer vacation creates a 3-month gap in reading scores between middle- and low-income children. In addition, “There is clear and consistent evidence that school-based summer and other out-of-school-time reading programs can be effective in preventing summer learning loss and improving reading achievement” (Rafferty, E, et al. 2015, July 15. CSLP Summer reading white paper. p. 2 and 7. Retrieved from,

Summer Reading Lists

For suggested summer reading lists, see:

Updated 4.14.2021 debfagnan

Ridgefield Park Public Library       
107 Cedar Street
Ridgefield Park New Jersey  07660

Contact: 201.641.0689

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Hours of Operation:

Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED