Summer Reading for Kids

Ready…Get Set…Read!: Kids’ Summer Reading Program 2016

Encouraging children to read all summer keeps their reading skills at the same level that they have reached when they started school vacation. The program will run from June 1, 2016 through August 11, 2016.

You do NOT have to be registered for the summer reading program to enjoy our programs—please join us for some exciting activities! We ask that parents respect age limits for programs, as most programs are geared for school-age children. There are recommended ages noted on the calendar, as well as on the reverse of the calendar, with program descriptions.


  • Sign up in person in the Children’s Room and pick up a paper tracking sheet, or register online summer reading at
  • Color an athlete and place him/her at the starting line in the hall outside the Children’s Room.. For each week you finish, you can advance your athlete to that week.
  • Read independently at home.  Keep track of your time or number of pages on your tracker, whatever is required depending upon your grade level.  Each week you meet your reading goal, you will earn a museum pass of your choice. A list of available passes is posted in the Children’s Room. You MUST be registered to qualify for the museum passes as well as the certificate and prizes at the end of the summer.  The Woburn Public Schools summer reading program and the library’s program have the same requirements.  Whatever you read for one program, you can count for the other.
  • Once you have completed at least 4 of the 10-week program, you will earn a free Pawtucket Red Sox ticket. You will also earn a certificate, free book, coupons to different Woburn restaurants, and other fun prizes, which you can pick up at the end-of-summer reading program on Thursday, August 11, 2016, from 10:00—11:00 am.

Summer Reading Program Calendar

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The “Ready…Set…Read!” summer reading program is sponsored by the Friends of the Woburn Public Library, the Woburn Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Boston Bruins.