Summer Reading is here!
Sign up for 2018's Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock!, begins on June 25th. The program will run through August 10th.
How it Works: We're bringing back last year's popular read and bead program, where kids aged 3 up to entering 5th grade can sign up and keep track of the amount of time they read. Every 15 minutes read will earn a solid color pony bead to add to your Reading Brag Chain. An hour earns a shiny bead PLUS a raffle ticket for one of many fabulous prize packs! Four total hours read earns a *special* bead. You can even trade in beads for shiny or special beads.
Entering grades 6 to 12 can be part of our Teen Summer Reading Challenge.
Raffle prizes are awarded at our party on August 10th (you do not need to be present to win), but everyone who participates will earn prizes, too.
Sign up will become live on June 25th. Come to the Children's desk to sign up and get your reading time sheet OR you can sign up online with our webform and print out the time sheet (links will become live on June 25th). SIGN UP ONLINE HERE!
Check out all of our great events for all ages this summer by going to our Event Calendar.
Kids who are under the age of 3 can participate in our ongoing program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten!
Tewksbury Public Schools Summer Reading Information: Looking for the Summer Reading lists and forms from the Tewksbury Public Schools? Click here to be taken to all of the lists AND all of the report forms for each grade. Both the Children's department and the Teen department have binders with the summer reading lists and assignments for reference.
- Please note all lists are SUGGESTIONS ONLY except for those students entering 7th and 8th grade. Students are encouraged to read any titles they enjoy.
- Entering grades K to 4 need to keep a log of books read over the summer (minimum of 3 books) and fill out a book report form for a non-fiction selection.
- Entering grades 5 and 6 need to keep a log of books read over the summer (minimum of 3 books) and fill out a report form for 1 fiction title and 1 non-fiction title AND they must create a movie poster for any title they have read.
- Summer reading authors or titles, as well as other suggestions, are available at the library. Entering grades K to 5 books are in the Children's department. Titles for students entering grades 6 to 12 are in the Teen department. Please ask any of our staff for more ideas!