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Summer Reading 2018


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See our schedule of programs HERE
Sign up for the Summer Reading program begins Tuesday, May 29.

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is free and open to Westford children and out of town Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library from preschool to those entering 4th grade in September. Older children entering 5th grade and up are encouraged to participate in the 'Tween and 'Teen program, Build a Better World. The SRP offers weekly prizes for reaching reading goals as well as fun weekly programs.

Children who read set weekly, inidvidual reading goals with their parents. Reading goals will vary from child to child and perhaps from week to week. Once a week children bring their reading log to show what they have been reading and collect a special weekly prize or a raffle ticket chance towards a bigger prize awarded at the end of the summer reading program.

Children who are read to can also come to the library on a weekly basis to collect a prize for their week of listening. They are encouraged to draw a picture of a story they heard.

Bring your log each week. Children will get a special stamp to recognize their great week of reading. If the log book gets filled up or lost, just use a plain piece of paper to keep logging.


Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, May 29, First day to register for the SRP, buy tickets, and sign up for free registration events.
  • Week of June 25-June 30, First week to bring in reading log, first program, first prize.
  • Week of August 6-10, Last week to bring in reading log, final party and program, final prize.
LOG:  Bring your log each week.  You will get a special stamp to recognize your week of great reading. If your log gets filled up or you lose it, just grab a piece of plain paper and keep on logging.

TICKETS:  Some events require tickets ($2.00) for admission.  Visit the Youth Services Department starting Tuesday, May 29th to purchase tickets for children, parents, and caregivers.

FREE TICKETS:  Some events require FREE tickets.  Visit the Youth Services Department starting Tuesday, May 29th to get free tickets for children, parents, and caregivers.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:  Some events require online registration.  Go to westfordlibrary.orgJust for Kids!  Summer Reading Program Events and look for the program you are interested in.

FREE DROP-IN:  Some events are free and require no registration.  Children, parents, and caregivers may simply come to the library to enjoy the program.

The Children’s Summer Reading Program is funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc. (Thanks, Friends!), the KDK Foundation (in honor of Kurt Kelly), the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Summer Reading Program events and prizes are offered to Westford residents and non-resident Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc. Your membership in the Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, Inc. makes these programs possible.  Have you joined the Friends yet?


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