Summer Reading for Kids

Summer Reading logo banner with dragon drawing by Dav Pilkey

June 25-August 13, 2022

Stop by our kickoff party on June 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM and enter to win a raffle prize basket!

Track Your Reading

Kids (babies through grade 5) are invited to “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” with the Woburn Public Library! (Grades 6-12 can try the Teen Program).  This year we’re counting days instead of minutes or pages. It’s simple. Did you read today? Then add it to your log! Your goal is to read at least a little bit every day this summer.  Here’s how it works:

  • REGISTER. Create a Beanstack account here and enroll in WPL Children’s Summer Reading Challenge.
    • If you participated last year, you do not need a new Beanstack account. Just log in and enroll in the current summer challenge. Library staff can reset your Beanstack password if you need help.
    • You can access your account through the Beanstack app if you prefer. Get it from the App Store or Google Play. (Be sure to choose “School, Library, or Bookstore” when selecting an organization type and search for Woburn Public Library. Signing up through our site will ensure that Beanstack is free of charge).
  • TRACK YOUR PROGRESS. Log each day that you read until August 13 and earn virtual badges along the way. Stop by the library throughout the summer to track your progress through prizes.
    • Older kids will get to pick one bead per day on their reading log.
    • Babies and Toddlers will pick out one rubber ducky for each week of participation.
  • BONUS PRIZES. Read at least 40 days during our Summer Reading program to win:
    • $20 Dave & Buster’s coupon
    • Topsfield Fair Read & Win Prize Package (1 admission ticket, 1 hot dog & drink voucher, 2 ride tickets)

Tanner’s Travels

Follow Tanner the Bull through Woburn to earn extra prizes! Learn more here.


Attend Events

We’re offering a mix of in-person indoor and in-person outdoor events this summer. To minimize crowds, space is limited and registration is required for many events. Check out our calendar here.


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

“Read and Win” is an educationally based program sponsored jointly by Topsfield Fair, Fiesta Shows, and The International Association of Fairs and Expositions.