Dream Big - READ! at the Flint Memorial Library this Summer

Dream Big -- READ! is the theme of this year's summer reading program at the Flint Memorial Library in North Reading.

Dream Big– READ! is the theme of this year’s summer reading program.

 “Whether your dreams live in your head or whether you're taking action to make your dreams come true, there is something for everyone at the library this summer,” said Youth Services Librarian Emma Weiler.

“Join us for Tuesdays at the . Every Tuesday we will be having activities, some just for kids and some for patrons of all ages. We are kicking off our summer reading programming with an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 19th from 6:00 - 7:30PM. Children are invited to sign up for summer reading to be able to keep track of your books, win prizes, and, of course, eat ice cream!”

Special Tuesday programs include musician John Porcino, sponsored by the North Reading Cultural Council, Tuesday, June 26, at 6:30PM; a visit from the Museum of Science, about magic, Tuesday, July 17 at 10AM; and guitarist Tom Seiling, Tuesday, July 24, at 10AM.  

Please note that the Dream Big-READ! grand finale, with Mystic Drumz, is on Thursday August 16, at 6:30PM.

Throughout the summer there will also be drop-in crafts, story times, and Lego sessions—not necessarily on Tuesdays. We are offering two summer movie series –one for all ages and one geared specifically for teens. And keep watch for occasional additional programs. Please check EventKeeper for dates and times.

Summer Reading Online Sign-Ups are now open and participants  may register here.

Back by popular demand is the Topsfield Fair reading incentive, as well as the weekly drawings for candy "guesstimates" and other raffles.

Emma also asks children and their families to "help us make other children's dreams come true.  This summer we are teaming up with Birthday Wishes, a non-profit that provides birthday parties for homeless children across Massachusetts.  We will have collection jars in the library and will be sending in our donation at the end of the summer."

The Teens summer reading theme is Own the Night. Teens are invited to the movie series, co-sponsored by North Reading Youth Services.   And they are encouraged to enter the 5th Annual Teen Summer Art Contest, with awards in 5 categories. This year there will be separate prizes for Middle School and High School entries. Here are contest details.

Copies of Middle and High School summer reading books and Massachusetts Children's Book Award books are now available at the library.

Adults -- whose summer reading theme is Between the Covers -- are invited to participate in weekly drawings.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for their sponsorship for all ages this summer.

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