Through August 19, Abbot Public Library is encouraging patrons of all ages to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, Oceans of Possibilities! Earn tickets for the Summer Reading Prize Basket Raffle which includes gift certificates to local stores and a custom Abbot Public Library beach towel. One basket will be awarded to each age group: Children, Teens and Adult.
Sign up for Summer Reading in the Children’s Room and 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 ticket for the Summer Reading Prize Basket Raffle.
Marblehead school lists of recommended and required summer reading are available for grades K-6 in the Children’s Room.
All participants in the Summer Reading Program are invited to our Ice Cream Giveaway on Friday, August 19.
Share photos of your Summer Reading on Social Media! Tag our Facebook and Instagram pages, and use the hashtag #APLChildrensSummerReading2022.
This program is supported by the Oliver P. Killam, Jr. Fund.
Track your reading this summer and participate in Abbot Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! When you sign up at the library’s Reference Desk, you’ll receive all you need to get started with our thematic reading trackers and bookmarks. For each 25 minutes, cross off an icon on your Summer Reading Tracker; and for each 500 minutes, place your name in the Teen Summer Reading Prize Basket Raffle. Anything you read from magazines, books, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc. counts toward tracking the minutes you read. At the end of the summer, all minutes read will be added together to show how much we’ve all read in total this summer.
Visit the Teen Room for access to Veterans Middle School and Marblehead High School’s summer reading lists. Titles that are available for checkout will be displayed for easy accessibility – just look for the Summer Reading carts in the Teen Room.
Share photos of your Summer Reading on Social Media! Tag our Facebook and Instagram pages, and use use the hashtag #APLTeenSummerReading2022.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is for teens ages 13-18 or grades 7-12.
Adults can challenge themselves this summer by completing one, two, or three reading bingo cards. For each completed reading bingo card, adults can enter their name to win the Adult Summer Reading Raffle Prize Basket. This is a great opportunity to try out a new genre, learn something new, and get crafty!
Visit our Ocean of Possibilities display near the Main Desk to pick up your first bingo card. After completing it, turn it in to a staff member to receive a raffle ticket and your next bingo sheet.
Share photos of your Summer Reading on Social Media! Tag our Facebook and Instagram pages, and use use the hashtag #APLAdultSummerReading2022.
All Summer Reading Prize Raffle Baskets are sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library.