Starting Monday, March 4 and most likely continuing for several days, a geothermal test bore will take place in the library parking lot to determine the future energy source of the new library. The public should expect that parking will be impacted for several days as the rig arrives, drills, then is removed. Some level of noise will also be a factor as drilling will be followed by a generator running to conduct a conductivity test. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Summer Reading Program (Up to Grade 4)

  • Kids
  • Summer Reading Program (Up to Grade 4)

THANKS for a great summer!

How it Works

Children who read will set weekly, individual reading goals with their parents. Reading goals will vary from child to child and perhaps from week to week. We will be using a Google Form for registration and for your weekly reading logs.

Children who are read to can also participate!

Signing Up

Please submit one form per child and tell your friends too! You can print the form if you prefer and get it to us any way that is easiest for you.

Nancy has been telling the kids at the schools that the ADULTS need to sign up too!

Collecting Weekly Charms

Lobster Claw clasp and charm ring

This year we are trying something new – kids can collect a weekly reading charm and string them on a lobster claw and hook to hang off of a backpack, display in their room, or even make something else out of like a necklace or bracelet. Whatever you decide, your kids will have fun coming to see us each week and picking out a special charm to add to their collection.

Once you sign up, come into the library to pick out a lobster claw clasp and a charm ring. Then, each week during the summer reading program we will offer a different set of charms to choose from:

Week 8 will be gummy bears – picture to come soon!

Summer Programs

Most of our programs are outdoor events (check the Summer Programs page for details) but some we have already planned to have indoors. If it rains, the program will take place in the Meeting Room. Please register for events where asked so that we know how many are coming and so that we can send you reminder email.

All events are FREE and generously funded by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library and the KDK Foundation.

You will be able to click here to go to a list of our summer reading programs after the parade.

Logging Your Reading

This summer we are using a Google form to record your summer reading. Fill out a reading log and submit it once a week – you can go back in and edit this entry if you read more after submitting. It is entirely up to you how much you read in a week – you set your own goals and have fun! The first week to log reading starts June 25, 2023 and link will be active on that date.

Each week, we will randomly select a name from those logs submitted – you select the raffle you want to enter on the reading log form. Also, each week we will have a featured book mark for you to collect!

Week 1
Reading Log
THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a reading log! The raffle winners are: I Survived graphic novels – Lauren T., My Little Pony book and play set – Zinnia D.
Week 2
Reading Log
THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a reading log! The raffle winners are: Minecraft Guide collection – Emily P., Paw Patrol book and playset – Eva W.
Week 3
Reading Log
THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a reading log! The raffle winners are: Narwhal collection – Danny L., Playful Kittens book and playset – Shrina R.
Week 4
Reading Log
THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone who submitted a reading log. The raffle winners are: Unicorn book and playset – Raleigh L., Percy Jackson set – Riley H.
Week 5
Reading Log
The raffle winners for this week are: Thomas the Train book and play set: Cameron M., Upside Down Magic set – Breana K.
Week 6
Reading Log
The raffle winners for this week are: Adorable Pups book and playset – Kelbie F.; Where’s Waldo collection – Brecken V.
Week 7
Reading Log
The raffle winners for this week are: Peppa Pig book and playset – Ava C.; Wings of Fire graphic novel collection – Leah B.
FINAL
Reading Log
Congratulations to Lilly F., Olwyn P., Claire S., and Connor P.! Thanks to the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library for funding all of our raffle prizes.

Raffle Prizes

For this summer, we will have a weekly raffle with two choices each week (there will be two winners) with winners chosen from the names who submit a reading log for the week. There is a space on each reading log for you to tell us which raffle you want to enter each week. Pictures of what to expect will be uploaded AFTER the parade!

Who is hiding in the room this summer?

REX from Toy Story is hiding in the room this summer! This Funko POP! will be in a different location in the CHILDREN’S ROOM each week. Find it then fill out a ticket with your name and phone number to enter a raffle to win the POP. You can do this once a week!

Your name will be entered into an end of summer raffle every time you fill out a ticket so find her every week. You need to come into the children room to enter the raffle.

Out of 2,018 entries – Kiera G. has won Rex!

Sponsors

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.

Follow the link to receive up-to-the-minute information about library programs from the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher library. Sign up for their weekly e-newsletter:

westfordlibraryfriends.org/friends-newsletter-signup

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