To track your reading minutes, click on the correct age group link:

Infant-Grade 2

Grades 3-5

The theme for Summer 2016 is wellness, fitness and sports! The Summer Reading Program at the Marlborough Public Library encourages children up through grade 5 to read, listen to music, watch movies, and have fun this summer!  Who knew so much fun was to be had at the library? (We did!)


Registration

Registration starts on June 25th!  Kids up to second grade (as of September, 2016) can sign up by clicking this link.  Kids entering third, fourth and fifth grades can sign up here.

If you have any questions about registering, please contact Children’s Librarian Jennie Simopoulos.


Participation

Who can enter? Kids up to fifth grade are eligible for the On Your Mark Get Set…Read program. Kids entering sixth grade have graduated to our teen program. (And, yes, there is a program for adults, too!)

My child can’t read yet. That’s okay! Even babies can enter our Summer Reading Program, because it counts if you are reading, looking through books, being read to, or listening to audio books. The books/magazines/comics don’t have to come from the library – everything counts!

What do I have to do? Every time you read 3 hours (for kids up to second grade) or 5 hours (for kids in third through fifth grades), you earn your choice of a prize from our Treasure Box, a book, or a raffle ticket that can be used to win bigger prizes at the end of the summer. The more you read, the more you can enter… up to 10 prizes or tickets each! All you have to do is sign up for the Summer Reading Program, and get reading!


Prizes

We have so many prizes this year! For every 3 hours (180 minutes for kids up to second grade) or 5 hours (300 minutes for kids in third through fifth grade) that  you read or are read to, you have earned your choice of:

  • A treasure from our Treasure Box – small toys, pencils, rubber duckies, and more!
  • A book from our book cart – brand new books that we picked out just for you!
  • A raffle ticket, that you can use to enter into one of our big prize drawings in August. There are 15 prizes to choose from, for all ages. Stop by and take a look!

You can win up to 10 times this summer!


Events

The library will also be hosting a number of fun events for teens throughout the summer. Visit our calendar to see all of the events and to register for those events that require registration.

On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!  is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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