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Library Launches 8-Week Summer Reading Programs For All Ages

Jun 23, 2015 11:05AM ● Published by Robert Hayes

Tewksbury Public Library

TEWKSBURY, MA – The Tewksbury Public Library’s popular summer reading programs are back and bigger than ever!  

From Monday, June 22 to Friday, August 14, readers of all ages can enjoy eight weeks filled with free programs, prizes and parties to celebrate the importance and fun of reading. 

The library encourages participants to visit the library’s website at www.tewksburypl.org to register and print out the appropriate handout.  Simply look for the “One-Stop Summer Reading Spot” under “TPL Updates.”  Participants can also register in-person and pick up handouts at any of the library’s desks.

Fight off summer boredom, and have the children in your life fight off the dreaded “summer slide,” through participation in these superhero-influenced and gameboard-inspired summer reading programs.

SUMMER READING FOR CHILDREN (“Every Hero As A Story”)

Students in preschool through (entering) Grade 6 are invited to join the library’s Children’s Summer Reading Club and play its Summer Reading Games.  

It’s simple to play!  Register for the Summer Reading Club online or at the Children’s Room Desk, pick up or print out your gameboards, and get a prize each time you complete a board.  Students in Grades 3 to 6 receive a bingo sheet of fun activities and reading, while students in Preschool to Grade 2 use a simpler, but equally exciting, gameboard.  

“The Children’s Room has daily activities with science, crafts, family events and special performers all summer long,” says Children’s Librarian Noelle Boc.  “We finish with a giant party on August 14th where we will award even more prizes for participating.”

The Children's Room also features all the summer reading authors and titles on the Kindergarten to Grade 6 summer reading lists.

SUMMER READING FOR TEENS (“Unmask”)

Teens entering Grades 7 to 12 are invited to join the library’s Teen Summer Reading Program.  

It’s easy to participate!  Register for the Teen Summer Reading Program online or at the second-floor Reference Desk, print out or pick up your punch card, and earn prizes for reading, coming to library events, volunteering and having fun this summer.  

“The Teen Area is running a weekly program for teens this summer,” notes Library Assistant and program organizer Corinne Coveney.  “Teens are invited to Do-It-Yourself Craft programs on Wednesday afternoons (July 1, July 15, July 29 and August 12)l; ‘Food And A Film’ programs, where teens can test their culinary skills then watch a superhero movie, on Thursday afternoons (June 25, July 9, July 23 and August 6); and an End-of-the-Summer Party on Friday, August 14.”

The Teen Area also features all the summer reading titles on the Grades 7-12 summer reading lists. 

SUMMER READING FOR ADULTS (“Escape The Ordinary”)

The library’s Summer Reading Programs aren’t just for kids anymore!  Adults, including the parents of participating children and teens, are invited to join the library’s Adult Summer Reading Program and be “Reading Heroes” to the little ones in their lives.  

It’s so simple, even a parent (or grandparent) can do it!  Register for the Adult Summer Reading online or at any of the library’s desks, pick up or print out your bingo board, and get entered into a gift basket raffle each time you turn in a completed board.

“The library is also hosting daily events for adults this summer, including author visits, special guest speakers and film screenings,” says Community Services Librarian Robert Hayes. “We’re the place to be for free entertaining, educational and enriching programs for adults in Tewksbury this summer and year-round!”

The Tewksbury Public Library Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library, Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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