Teen Summer Reading 2024

Decorative banner with Read, Renew, Repeat" Melrose Public Library Teen Summer Reading

Teens and tweens entering grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for our 2024 Teen Summer Reading program, featuring in-person events, reading and activity challenges, and more! Teen Summer Reading starts on June 24th and runs through August 16th.

To find out about all the cool events you can take a part in, visit our event calendar.

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Sign Up

To register in person, visit the main circulation desk at our temporary location and ask a staff member. Alternatively, you can sign up online. Just be sure to swing by the library and pick up your paper reading log!

Teen Summer Reading registration begins online and in-person on June 17th.

Log Your Reading and Activities

You can log your reading using our paper log, featured on the inside of the teen summer reading brochure. For each day you spend some time reading, cross off a box. Every five days in a row, get a new button and raffle ticket!

There are also activity challenges this year, grouped into two badges: Adventurer and Voyager. Cross off each activity on the paper log as you go. Complete half of the activities per challenge to get the badge.

Collect your raffle tickets and buttons as you go, or wait until the very end! Raffle tickets must be submitted and paper logs turned into the library by 5pm on Friday, August 16th. You must submit your log to be eligible to win a raffle prize.

Attend Programs

Did you know that in addition to our reading and activity challenges, we also have fun events happening each week? Visit our events calendar to learn more about our exciting summer reading programs! Registration is required for each program and opens two weeks in advance.

Teen and Tween Advisory Group: 7/3 and 8/7 3:30-4:30p.m. Register online.

Bad Art Night: 7/16 6:00-7:30p.m. Register online.

Dirt Cup Terrarium Challenge: 7/23 4:00-5:30p.m. Register online.

Board Games and Brownies: 7/30 6:00-7:30p.m. Register online.

Mini-Field Day: 8/13 6:00-7:30p.m. Register online.

Win Prizes

For every fifth day logged on your reading log, come to the library to pick up a new button and a raffle prize ticket!

Raffle tickets may be submitted on the shelves near the circulation desk toward the following raffles:

— $25 gift card to Lisa’s Family Pizzeria

— $25 gift certificate to Sushi Corner Melrose

— $25 gift card to Sweet Spot Bakery

Not sure what to read?

Check out our Teen Zone Reading Lists for suggestions on what to read next!

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Teen summer reading raffle prizes are generously sponsored by Lisa’s Family Pizzeria, Sushi Corner, and Sweet Spot Bakery.

Teen summer programming is sponsored by the Friends of the Melrose Public Library.