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, Unmask! 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 log books to show what they have been reading and collect a special weekly price or a raffle ticket chance towards a bigger prize awarded at the end of the SRP.
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 book 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.
Monday June 1, First day to register for the SRP, buy tickets, and sign up for free registration events.
Week of June 29-July 2, First week to bring in reading log, first program, first prize.
Week of August 10-15, Last week to bring in readng log, final party and program, final prize.
Tickets: To purchase tickets ($2.00), call or visit the Youth Services Department starting Monday, June 1st. Everyone attending the program needs a ticket: children, parents, and caregivers. Check the website for ticket availability. Because tickets are in such high demand, tickets reserved by phone must be picked up and paid for within two weeks of reservation.
Free Registration: To sign up children for these programs, call or visit the Youth Services Department starting Monday, June 1st. Check the website for registration availability.
Free Drop-In: No registration necessary. 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 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?