Children’s Summer Reading Program

The numbers are in!  We signed up 149 kids for Summer Reading and clocked 1,460 hours read!

This beat last year with 124 kids and 1,209 hours.

Great job!

Thank You to Janine’s Frostee for treating us to some delicious ice cream at our Summer Reading Finale!


Please call 413-967-9691 or email

We will have two programs this year (scroll down for more details).

  • Teddy Bear Club:  Babies and toddlers (ages 0-4)

  • Reading & Beading:  Pre-K* to age 12

Brag Tags and the different beads you can earn when you read!

A few young patrons excited about Summer Reading! 

Reading & Beading (Pre-K* to age 12)

*Beads can be a choking hazard for children under 3.  Please be cautious if there are young children in your household.  Please see our Teddy Bear Club for very young children.

How it works:

  • Come in to register for the program and events starting Monday, June 18th.
  • Select your Brag Tag design and necklace or key chain.
  • Start reading and record your minutes.  Reading together counts!
  • Come in with your reading log to exchange your minutes for beads.

Here’s the breakdown:

Teddy Bear Club

For our very young participants, we will have an early literacy activity sheet you can complete together.  After completing 15 activities, come in to get a small prize!  You may complete up to 3 activity sheets!

Weekly Raffle Prizes:

You will have a chance to put your name in once per week for a raffle prize for the duration of the program.  You will receive these tickets when you register.

2018 Summer Reading Calendar of Events