Please read our announcement below about our "LIMITED REOPENING." ITEM RETURNS and CURBSIDE PICKUPS: Patrons wearing masks, may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop. CURBSIDE PICKUP: Please place your selections on hold through the Library Catalog. (Please Note: Inter-library Delivery is now available. Items received from other libraries will be quarantined for one week so please anticipate delays). You will be notified when your order is ready for pick up and may come any time during our pick up hours (Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Mon.-Thu. 6:30-8:30 p.m.) calling 978-399-2300 from the parking lot to collect your item. We now offer "BOOK THE BROWSE TENT" and "LAPTOP ON THE LAWN." Please check back for updates on our virtual offerings and collections.

Summer Reading Program (Toddler to Grade 4)

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  • Summer Reading Program (Toddler to Grade 4)

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!

Here is a video of Miss Nancy explaining how the program will work this year.

Logging your Reading

This summer we are using the READSquared program to record your summer reading. Adults and teens are using this too to track their summer reading. The beauty of this is that you can enter your summer reading from any device (with the app) or computer – no matter where you are!

PRIZE PICKUP BEGINS SATURDAY, AUGUST 15.

PICKUP USING OUR CURBSIDE DELIVERY SERVICE Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm and Monday-Thursday 6:30-8:30pm

The website for the J.V. Fletcher READSquared program is http://westfordmareads.readsquared.com/. Adults, teens, and kids will use this to log their summer reading.

Also, you can download the READSquared app to your phone or tablet. Either will work – use both! Be sure to search “Fletcher” or “J. V. Fletcher” with a space between J. the and V.

Since you can’t come see us, we are figuring out ways for us to come to you:

LOG: Sign up for READSquared and log your reading there. If you cannot use READSquared, email Nancy (nboutet@westfordma.gov) and she will set up an account for you. You can send her your reading and she will enter it for you.
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.

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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