Kids’ Summer Reading 2023
Kids entering pre-kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join us for the 2023 Summer Reading Program featuring programs for kids of all ages focused around our theme of finding your voice – through music, art, activism, stories, dance, and more! Summer Reading starts Tuesday, June 20 and runs until Friday, August 4.
Our voices have power. We use our voices to share stories, express ourselves, and spark change. Our voices include not only the sounds we make, but the words we write, the art we create, the movements we perform, and the actions we take each day to impact our world. (©2023 iReadⓇ)
It’s not always easy to Find Your Voice! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our book lists with ideas for readers of all ages and interests.
Log Your Reading
What reading counts?ALL OF IT! Reading by yourself; reading with someone else. Listening to an audiobook; listening to someone else reading. Reading magazines. Reading something easy. Reading something hard.
It’s all reading.
Join a Community of Readers!
Programs and Activities
Join the Children’s Room staff on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Sing Along Stories (ages 0-3) and on Monday afternoons for Mindful Moments Story Time (ages 4-7) that focuses on social-emotional skills.
Explore your creative side with programs for K-2 (ages 5-7) and 3rd-5th (ages 8-10) that will vary from crafts to experiments to artistic endeavors.
There’s a lot to enjoy as a family at the Melrose Public Library this summer. Alastair Moock will be giving a concert, there will be stories under the stars, and even a family challenge night! Don’t forget to sign up to visit the Whale Mobile when it comes to town in August.
The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Kids’ Summer Reading programming is sponsored by the Friends of the Melrose Public Library.