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 Grades 5-12

  • Teens
  • Summer Reading Program Grades 5-12

YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL IF YOU WON A PRIZE!

The Teen & Tween Summer Reading Program is for Westford students entering grades 5 through 12. This year the Summer Reading Program will be completely virtual!

We will be using an online program called READSquared:

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You can download the READSquared app (search for “Fletcher”).

Or access READSquared on your computer:

http://westfordmareads.readsquared.com/

Collect points in READSquared by logging your daily reading and attending Teen and Tween events (see below). As you earn points you will be AUTOMATICALLY entered into the weekly and Grand Prize raffles! The more points you earn the more raffle entries you earn.

How it works:

  1. Make an account on READSquared.
  2. Read or listen to anything you want!
  3. Log your reading every day through READSquared. Teens and Tweens log DAYS not books or time. Every day you do any reading log it it READSquared!
  4. If you attend a Virtual Event you will get a secret passcode to enter in READSquared. Click “Enter Code” from your dashboard to earn points for attending the event!

TEEN AND TWEEN EVENTS

All Teen & Tween summer events are FREE thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library!

All are LIVE, VIRTUAL events through the JV Fletcher Library’s secure Google Meets Account. The Meeting Code and link will be emailed to all Registrants by 10am the morning of each event. If you do not see the link check your SPAM folder!

REGISTER FOR ALL TEEN AND TWEEN EVENTS HERE or email Kate Rose at krose@westfordma.gov.

Summer Schedule:

Tuesday Writer’s Club

Weekly, June 30 – August 4 at 1:00 pm Do you like writing? How about drawing? Do you want to meet other people, learn new techniques, and talk ideas? At Writer’s Club we will hang out every week via the Library’s secure Zoom account. Each week will feature a theme such as: Short Stories, Journalling, Poetry, Zine Making, Comics, and more!

7/28/20 Guest Author Luisana Duarte Armendáriz

8/4/20 Comics Workshop with artist LJ-Baptiste

  • View LJ-Baptist’s Comics HERE

Friday Book Clubs

1-1:45 pm: Titles aimed at Grades 5 and up
2-3 pm: Titles aimed at Grades 8 and up 

Come talk about your favorite books and join other fans for themed trivia and games! Age ranges are suggestions not limits, anyone can attend any book club session.

June 19: Vote on Weekly Titles

June 26:  

  • 1pm: From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
  • 2pm: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee

July 10: 

  • 1pm: The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessy
  • 2pm: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

July 24: 

  • 1pm: Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
  • 2pm: Convergence (The Zodiac Legacy) by Stan Lee

August 7: 

  • 1pm: The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riorden 
  • 2pm: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Stained Glass Suncatcher Art with Ways of Color

Wednesday, July 1 at 1:00 pm Make your own unique suncatcher! Local artists from Ways of Color have provided us with all the materials needed. 

Click here for Suncatcher Slides

Meal in a Mug: Pizza and Cookie

Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 pm First, we learn to make a Personal Pizza in the microwave in just 5 minutes! Then we follow it up with a gooey chocolate cookie that’s easy as…pie! Ingredients list will be available when you register for the event.

Click here for Meal in a Mug Slides

CANCELLED – Mystery Night: The Dragon’s Pearl

Wednesday, July 29 at 5:30 pm Virtual Mystery Night has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this year’s Virtual Summer Reading Program!

VIRTUAL Finale & Grand Prize Drawing

Thursday, August 13 at 7:30 pm

While we had planned to hold a live drive-in event for the finale, program changes over the last week have meant that we will now be meeting virtually!

Click Here for French Toast in a Mug Slides

I hope you will be happy to join Kate (VIRTUALLY) for Breakfast For Dinner and the drawing of the Teen and Tween Grand Prizes: a Fire HD 8 Tablet, a 5lb Hershey Bar, and a Nintendo Switch Lite!
*You do not have to be present to win a grand prize raffle.

End of Summer Reading Drive by and WAVE

Saturday, August 15 from 10:30 to 11:30am 

Since we could not do a parade to announce our summer reading theme – Imagine Your Story, drive by and see your people from the library staff on the front lawn of the library dressed as either their favorite Alice in Wonderland character or just dressed as silly as you would expect us to be!

What are you looking for?