You will earn a free ice cream treat from the Grist Mill AND you can earn tickets to enter drawings for more great prizes.You can see the prizes on display at the Library.

You can read whatever you want! Read books, read magazines, read on your electronic devise, read to your siblings.

Please Note: You MUST check in at the library to receive your tickets. No tickets will be distributed at the Fire Station during the events.

Here’s how you earn tickets. Sign up will begin on July 2nd. You can sign up then or any time until August 15th.

Register for Summer Reading Program = 1 ticket

Read for 2 hours = 1 ticket

Attend a Summer Reading Program Sponsored by the Library = 1 ticket

Visit the library (1 ticket per day) = 1 ticket

Complete the Summer Reading Challenge = 3 tickets

Keep Reading, Keep visiting, keep track, and keep earning tickets! There is no limit to how many tickets you can earn!


Mark your calendars to join us for terrific reading fun all summer long!

All programs are at 2:00 p.m. at the Parish Fire Station except July 18th. This event will take place at Merrill Park.

Wednesday, July 11: Jim McCarthy with Rockin’ Good Music for Summer

Wednesday, July 18: Naturalist Pat Carney, Bird Walk at Merrill Park

Wednesday, July 25: Libraries Rock rock painting (come dressed to paint!)

Wednesday, August 1: The Wild Animal Park from Chittenango

Wednesday, August 8: Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York

Wednesday, August 15: Twin Magicians.

Prize drawings will be held at Wednesday, August 15 at 4:00 pm. All tickets must be turn in before 4:00 p.m. on August 15.

All programs will take place at the Parish Volunteer Fire Station, 16 Union Street, except for July 18 which will be at Merrill Park. In the event of rain on July 18, that event will also take place at the Fire Station.

Programs include snack and activities and are FREE and open to all!

Before or after the program, be sure to visit the library to browse our great collection of books, pick up your reading tickets and enter the prize drawings.


1. Sign up beginning July 2nd.

2. Get your Summer Reading Goodie Bag.

3. Grab your first book while you're here!