Summer Reading for Kids

BUILD A BETTER WORLD! Kid’s Summer Reading Program at the Woburn Public Library

Woo hoo! Here comes summer! With sunny, warm vacation days comes the Children’s Room summer reading adventure, Build a Better World at the Woburn Public Library.  The program targets students entering kindergarten through grade 6, and aims to keep kids’ reading levels constant throughout the summer, and meet their school-assigned summer reading assignment. To that end, the Children’s Room offers incentives in the form of museum and activity passes for each week that the students meet their goals. Library staff also help students find books that they can read independently, and that they will enjoy.

How it Works:

  • Sign up in person by visiting the Children’s Room at the library’s temporary location, 36 Cummings Park.
  • Set a reading goal in your tracker sheet, then keep track of what you read.
  • Each week that you meet your reading goal, you can earn a discounted pass to one of 16 cool places (listed below).  You’ll have to stop in to the library so staff can record your progress, and then you can claim your prize.
  • Students who finish four or more weeks earn a free ticket to a Pawtucket Red Sox game, where they will be honored for completing the summer reading program. Students will also receive a free ticket to the Topsfield Fair (readers 8+ only) that includes a hot dog, drink, ribbon, and 2 ride tickets. (Students under 8 are admitted free to the Topsfield Fair.)

Prize Discount Passes:

Butterfly Place, Acton; Concord Museum, Concord; Einstein’s Workshop, Burlington; Gore Place, Waltham; Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge; Ironwood Batting Cages, Woburn; Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester; Metropolitan Water Works, Brookline; MIT Museum, Cambridge; Orchard House, Concorn; Salem Witch Museum, Salem; Seven Seas Whale Watch, Gloucester; Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, Weston; and Treetop Adventures, Canton.

End of Summer Reading Party!

August 17, 10AM – 11 AM. Readers! Join us for an end of summer reading party to celebrate all of the good work you did!

Summer Reading Program Calendar

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The Build A Better World 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.