In accordance with the recommendations from the Westford Board of Health & CDC, face coverings must be worn in all town buildings by all -- vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Summer Reading Program Grades 5-12

  • Teens
  • Summer Reading Program Grades 5-12

Thank you for a great summer! We enjoyed seeing you at our book clubs and events.

Check out our calendar for our Fall/Winter 2021 programming!

Register starting June 7! First week of raffle prizes June 28-July 3! Last week of raffle prizes August 9-14!

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is free and open to Westford children and out of town Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library for those entering 5th grade and up. The SRP offers weekly raffle prizes as well as fun weekly programs.

Read or listen to books. These can include: audiobooks, Playaways, online books, graphic novels, fiction, and/or non-fiction books in any genre…reading consistently over the summer is the goal. For Westford Public School Summer Reading Lists, check out the School’s website: https://www.westfordk12.us/district/parents/pages/summer-reading-lists   We will be using a Google Form for registration and to submit your weekly reading log entries.

Signing Up

Use this form to sign up starting June 7. Please submit one form per participant and please tell your friends too!

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

ADULTS can use this link to sign up for the Adult summer reading program.
KIDS can sign up for the Kids summer reading program using this link.

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 summer themed prize or gift certificate to a local business. The first week to log reading starts June 28. Don’t forget, you must register for the program before you submit a reading log.

Click here for the Week 1 reading logsubmit by Saturday, July 3
This week’s winner is Anya J.
Congratulations on winning a beach bag/cooler filled with summer themed goodies.
Starting Sunday July 4, click here for the Week 2 reading logsubmit by Saturday, July 10 to win a $25 gift card to Five Guys
This week’s winner is Sabrina A.!
Starting Sunday July 11, click here for the Week 3 reading logsubmit by Saturday, July 17 to win a $25 gift card to Starbucks. The winner for this week is Greta W.!
Starting Sunday July 18, click here for the Week 4 reading logsubmit by Saturday, July 24 to 25 gift card to The Silver Unicorn Book Store. The winner for this week is Lockelan C.!
Starting Sunday July 25, click here for the Week 5 reading logsubmit by Saturday, July 31 to win a win a $25 gift card to Kimball’s
The winner for this week is Olivia G.!
Starting Sunday August 1, click here for the Week 6 reading logsubmit by Saturday, August 7 to win a $25 gift card to Kimball’s. This winner for this week is Anna O!
Starting Sunday August 8, click here for the Week 7 reading logsubmit by Saturday, August 14 – two lucky winners will receive a beach cooler filled with summer themed items (think flip flops, sunglasses, etc.) and candy! This week’s winners are Chase O. and Paige M.!

Summer Programs – Registration for programs will open on June 7.

We are offering socially distanced outdoor options for this summer’s events. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration for the Turtle Boy book club meeting will open on May 25. Registration for all other programs will begin on June 7.

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 Clay Sloth program will happen in person, distanced, weather permitting, and outside.
Wednesday, June 30 at 3:00pm (snacks included) : Book Discussion: Turtle Boy, by M. Evan Wolkenstein. Bring a comfy chair! Copies of the book are available at the Main Desk. Register here.
Wednesday, July 14 from 3:00-5:00pm (Raindate: 7/16) Super Smashing Gaming Tournament with One-Up Games – everything is provided for this gaming experience! Register here.
Tuesday, July 20 at 6:30pm (Raindate: 6/22) Owls of the World  with Marcia & Mark Wilson. Register here.
Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00am and 1:00pmPaint a puppy portrait with Raquel! Choose one session. All materials will be provided at the program. Register here for the 11:00 session. Register here for the 1:00 session.
Saturday, July 31 at 6pmHarry Potter Trivia with the Trivia Brothers. A zoom invite will be sent when you register. Register here.
Wednesday, August 4 at 3:00pmTips for Training, Understanding, and Speaking Dog with Bonnie Ober from Bark Busters.
Register here. Register here.
Wednesday, August 11 at 1:00pm and 2:30pm – choose a session – Virtual Clay Sloth with PopUp Art School ß ZOOM (Pick up materials ahead of time.) Register here for the 1:00 session. Register here for the 2:30 session.
Wednesday, August 18 at 3:00pm : Book Discussion : Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park (snacks included). Bring a comfy chair! Copies of the book will be available at the Main Desk as of July 21. Register here.

Prizes

Each week, we will take all of the names from the logs submitted and do a weekly raffle drawing for a summer themed prize or gift certificate to a local business.

Week 1 – Beach cooler filled with summer themed items (think flip flops, sunglasses, etc.) and candy!

Week 2 – $25 gift certificate to Five Guys

Week 3 – $25 gift certificate to Starbucks

Week 4 – $25 gift certificate to The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

Week 5 – $25 gift certificate to Kimball Farm

Week 6 – $25 gift certificate to Kimball Farm ( we had to have Kimball’s more than once!)

Week 72 Lucky winners will receive a beach cooler filled with summer themed items (think flip flops, sunglasses, etc.) and candy!

Sponsors

The Teen/Tween 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?

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

What are you looking for?