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. The SRP offers weekly prizes for reaching reading goals as well as fun weekly programs.
Children who read set weekly, individual reading goals with their parents. Reading goals will vary from child to child and perhaps from week to week. This year is a little different – we will be using an online program called READSquared for you to log your reading, earn your prizes, complete missions, and enter raffles.
Children who are read to can also participate!
Check back here for a link to the READSquared website and instructions about how to download the app.
Since you can’t come see us, we are figuring out ways for us to come to you:
|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: All events are FREE this year due to the restrictions of the corona virus. The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library are still generously funding ALL events for this year’s program.|
|LIVE VIRTUAL Events: Some events will happen in real time. You will sign up and we will email you the website you need to visit along with an access code to see the show.|
|VIRTUAL Events: Some events will be online but you can watch them when you want! Our events calendar will have links to special performers and our Facebook page will have posted videos from your favorites in Youth Services.|
|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.|
Programs for June and July:
Our offerings for the months of June and July can be found here. Please keep checking back as we add more programming, which is entirely dependent on the Governor’s orders for gatherings and all safety measures required for the safety of our staff and patrons.
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?