Summer Reading Program!

Saturday, June 11 to Friday, August 19

Children are invited to come to the Children’s Room and sign up for our Summer Reading Program. Receive a reading log to record time spent reading or listening over the summer, and a packet of fun items.

Every time kids come to the library, they can show the reading logs, get them stamped, and receive a raffle ticket. Raffle prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be given away in August.

All participants in the summer program can come to our Ice Cream Giveaway on Friday, August 19.

This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.


Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff Day 
Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

11:00 am in the Meeting Room: Author (Alec Carvlin) Author Reading, Presentation, and Craft on his book, How to Bake a Universe

Calling all cosmic chefs! Alec Carvlin will be reading his debut picture book, How to Bake a Universe, at the Abbot Public Library. Kids in grades K-3 will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science at the end.

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in Children’s Room: Craft Table

There will be simple crafts for all ages featuring a shark, octopus, and sailing boat paper craft. Caregivers should remain in the room for children under seven.

2:00 pm in the Children’s Room: Scavenger Game

Find certain books on our shelves related to ocean stories and ocean facts, plus decorative items in the room. Check off the scavenger hunt form and receive a family voucher for free admission to the U.S.S. Constitution in Boston!

Register for the Children’s Summer Reading program, find out the rules and take home information and a free packet of items to color.


Marblehead School Reading Assignments 

Marblehead school lists of recommended and required summer reading are available for grades 5-6 in the Children’s Room.

Please Note: Summer Reading titles will not be available after August.