Summer Reading for Kids

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June 21-August 14, 2021

Track Your Reading

Kids (babies through grade 5) are invited to explore “Tails and Tales” with the Woburn Public Library! (Grades 6-12 can try the Teen Program).  This year we’re counting days instead of minutes. 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. The program runs from June 21 through August 14. Here’s how it works:

  • Create a Beanstack account here and enroll in WPL Children’s Summer Reading Challenge. You can also download the Beanstack app 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.
  • Log each day that you read until August 14 and earn virtual badges along the way. Stop by the library each week to get your beads or a rubber ducky to track your progress.
    • 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.
  • At the end of the summer, you’ll get a special goody bag. Plus, your beaded necklace or ducky collection will show exactly how much you’ve accomplished!

BONUS: 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 all events. Check out our calendar here.


Virtual Option

If your family is not ready to visit the library in-person, you can still use Beanstack to track your reading at home! Contact Youth Services Librarian Christine Amatrudo to arrange to pick up your beaded necklace and goody bag at the end of the summer.


“Tails and Tales” Statewide Summer Library Program is sponsored by the Woburn Public Library, the Woburn Public Library Foundation, The Friends of the Woburn Public Library, the Woburn Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.