Summer Reading: Read, Renew, Repeat!

 

Summer Reading 2024: Read, Renew, Repeat!

Ages 3-entering 9th grade

Registration runs: June 10-July 31.

Log redemption runs: July 1-August 17.


We have paired up with the BOSTON BRUINS once again to encourage reading throughout the summer!

This year children ages 3 through entering fifth grade can also earn brag tags on a necklace for reading!

Children who register for our summer reading program will receive the following  incentives based on their age or the school year they will be entering in the fall:

  • Children ages 3-8: These children will receive a registration bag with a timed-reading log and Bruins materials. The child should fill in a circle for every 15 minutes of reading (or listening to reading). Once the child has filled in 5 circles, they can bring the log to the librarian for a free necklace and choice of brag tag. They will then receive more tags for each additional 5 circles. Beginning July 1, the child can redeem a completed log  (just over 12 hours total of reading). They will select a free book and receive a Bruins certificate AND a raffle ticket for a fun prize. Prizes include Funko Pops, stuffed animals, book sets, and Altitude tickets. *Your child can request a second log at that time, if wanted.


  • Children ages 9 through entering fifth grade: These children will also receive a registration bag with a timed-reading log and Bruins materials. The child should fill in a circle for every 15 minutes of reading. Once the child has filled in 5 circles, they can bring the log to the librarian for a free necklace and choice of brag tag. They will then receive more tags for each additional 5 circles. Beginning July 1, the child can redeem a completed log (just over 12 hours total of reading) and receive a Bruins certificate and a raffle ticket for a fun prize. Prizes include Showcase Cinemas tickets, a North Bowl pizza and bowling package, An Unlikely Story gift card and tote bag, Treetop Adventure pass, Altitude passes, telescope kit, Golden Snitch game, book set, and Minecraft game. *Your child can request a second log at that time, if wanted.

 

  • Children entering 6th grade-9th grade: Children entering or continuing in middle school will receive a timed-reading log and mark every 15 minutes of reading. For every 2.5 hours of reading logged, the child/teen can come to the library and receive a free candy bar! Beginning July 1, they can redeem a completed log and receive a raffle ticket for the items listed under "Children ages 9 through entering fifth grade" section above. 

 

Our programs this summer will be themed around being creative. Join us throughout the summer for fun activities like STEAM days, birdhouse making, chess club, Legos, crafts, scavenger hunts, and more! Due to renovations throughout the building, we will have limited programming this summer. Please follow our Events tab for programs, dates, and information.


 *Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for generously donating raffle prizes and incentives: The Boston Bruins, Showcase Cinemas, Altitude Trampoline Park, Treetop Adventures,  North Bowl Lanes, An Unlikely Story, The Friends of The Richards Memorial Library, and the USS Constitution Museum. 

*The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.