Summer Reading Programs for Teens

The theme for Summer 2017 is Build a Better World!

The Teen Summer Reading Program at the Marlborough Public Library encourages adolescents going into grades 6-12 to read, use library resources, and participate in library activities.

You can help us build a better world just by participating; each time you submit a scratch ticket, you contribute one point to our running tally. When we hit our goal, 1,000 points, the library will make a meaningful donation to the Heifer Project on behalf of our library community.


No registration required!  To earn a scratch ticket, all you need to do is check out an item from the library. Books, manga, DVDs, video games, magazines— everything counts!  You can get one ticket at the circulation desk per day. Each time you attend a library program, you get an extra ticket, too!


If your ticket is an “Instant Winner,” you get to pick something from the prize box: choose from a selection of books, earbuds, candy, and more! If your ticket says “Grand Prize Raffle,” fill out your contact information and place the ticket in the raffle box for the Grand Prize of your choice.

Grand Prizes:


The library is hosting tons of fun events throughout the summer. Visit our calendar to see all of the teen programs and to sign up for those that require registration. Remember, you get an extra scratch ticket each time you attend a program!

Better World Bonus

Your participation contributes to our charitable donation goal, so talk to the Teen Librarian about translating your Summer Reading into volunteer credit at the end of the summer. We’re also offering lots of fun group volunteer activities to help you earn service hours for school and start to build a better world, right in your own community! 

Build a Better World is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

CSLP_logo_R_thumb mblcLogo bruins MLS_LOGO