In-House Browsing and Computer Appointments are for 45 minutes and are available on the hour Tue., Thu., and Sat. from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wed. evening at 7 and 8 p.m. See the Events Calendar to make a reservation. RETURNS: Patrons wearing masks may return library materials in the rear drive-through Book Drop. For CURBSIDE PICKUP Mon - Sat and FREE LIBRARY CARDS see SERVICES. For BOOK THE BROWSE TENT and BUILD A BAG see SERVICES. For VIRTUAL offerings for all ages see KIDS and EVENTS. For free, safe downloadable formats 24/7 see ECOLLECTIONS.

Summer Reading Program (Up to Grade 4)

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  • Summer Reading Program (Up to Grade 4)

Usually the theme of the J.V. Fletcher Summer Reading program is a HIGHLY KEPT SECRET. But you just WAIT until next year! 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. As we are hopefully transitioning back to our usual way of conducting summer reading, this year we will be using a Google Form for registration and for your weekly reading logs.

Children who are read to can also participate!

There will be a video of Miss Nancy explaining how the program will work this year.

Signing Up

Use this form to sign up starting June 1. Please submit one form per child and tell your friends too!

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 . It is entirely up to you how much you read in a week – you set your own goals and have fun! Each week, we will take all of the names from the logs submitted and do a weekly raffle drawing for a book themed stuffed character with an accompanying book. The first week to log reading starts June 27.

Summer Programs

Since you still can’t come inside to see us, we are offering distanced outdoor options for this summer’s events.

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 Events: All events except for the Red Sox mascot Wally and the Harry Potter trivia will happen in person, distanced, weather permitting, and outside.
LIVE VIRTUAL: Wally from the Red Sox will be do a special virtual reading event. Our Harry Potter trivia event will be a virtual event (which was AWESOME last year) that you can tune into from where ever you may be on Harry’s birthday this summer (Saturday, July 31). This event is once again generously sponsored by the KDK Foundation (in honor of Kurt Kelly).
FREE DROP-IN: Mother Goose and Camp Read A Lot will be free drop-in events. Children, parents, and caregivers may simply come to the library to enjoy the program.

Prizes

Because of the restrictions of the corona virus, we are suspending weekly prizes this year and will go back to weekly in person prizes next summer. For this summer, we will have a weekly raffle with winners chosen from the names who submit a reading log for the week. Each prize will be one of the plush characters below along with a book. Those prizes can be picked up using our curbside service.

Where’s Waldo?

This summer Nancy will be hiding a Waldo Funko Pop around the library (he might even be outside, we will let you know). Find him in the posted pictures and submit your answer. Pictures will be posted here and on our private Facebook Group: J.V. Fletcher Library Youth Services Department.

Your name will be entered into an end of summer raffle every time you submit an answer so find him every week. At the end of the summer, one lucky winner will get to keep Waldo.

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

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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