Summer Reading 2020

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Stories! Raffles! Crafts! Trivia! Prizes! Virtual Programs!

Summer Reading 2020: June 19th – August 14th

This summer the Attleboro Public Library will go online where you can log your reading, register for programs & participate in exciting activities.  While we may not be able to meet in large groups, we will still offer FREE weekly programs and events for all ages.  

Summer Reading Videos

Weekly Science Experiments and Take & Make Crafts!

Each Monday we will be posting a 15-Minute Science Experiment and Take & Make Crafts for kids of all ages. Materials will be provided by the Library, or use your own! Registration for materials is required for each experiment/craft, limited quantities are available and will be reserved for those who have registered. Please visit our Events Calendar to reserve your materials.

This week’s featured experiment and crafts:

New! Sign up and track Summer Reading online at READsquared!

APL is using the FREE online program READsquared for registration to the 2020 Summer Reading Program and the First Lady & Blades Summer Reading Challenge. READsquared can be used on any computer or device (a free app is available!). When you sign up, you will not only be able to log and track your reading, you will also have access to title suggestions, fun mini-games & peer book reviews. You can choose to track your reading by number of books or by reading time. Every participant that reaches 100 points (by either reading 5 books OR by reading 20 minutes) will be automatically entered into a random prize drawing that will be held at the end of the summer. There will be 6 prizes for kids ages 3-Kindergarten, 6 prizes for kids entering grades 1-4, 12 prizes for kids entering grades 5-12 along with 1 grand prize for each age group. Sign up for APL’s Summer Reading program and the First Lady & Blades Summer Reading Challenge on the READSquared app (all ages)

Adults, win big with APL’s Adult Summer Reading Program!

Winning is simple with the Attleboro Public Library’s 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program! Simply read/listen to TWO books between now and Friday, August 14th, and follow the steps below to be entered into a drawing for gift cards to: An Unlikely Story, Bliss Restaurant, and Bandidos Mexican Restaurant. **Each participant may only be entered once.

  • Option 1: Online with ReadSquared
    1. Visit attleboro.readsquared.com (or download the free app!) to create an account and register for APL’s Summer Reading Program.
    2. Read/listen to TWO books and log them on your ReadSquared account. That’s it! You’ll automatically be entered into our prize drawing. Winners will be drawn on Friday, August 14th and contacted by a librarian.
  • Option 2: On paper
    1. Read/Listen to TWO books then print and complete the Rate this Book!  form (printouts can be picked up during curbside pickup by calling the Library at 508-222-0157)
    2. Return the form to the Library by placing it in the outside bookdrop or dropping it off at our main desk (if we are open). That’s it! You’ll automatically be entered into our prize drawing. Winners will be drawn on Friday, August 14th and contacted by a librarian.

First Lady of the Commonwealth & Blades Summer Reading Challenge

Attleboro is taking part in the FREE “First Lady of the Commonwealth & Blades Summer Reading Challenge”.  From July 1 to August 14,  our community goal is to read 1000 books. Once our city reads 1000 books, the APL is entered into a drawing for Bruins prizes which include riding a Zamboni, high fiving the players, and sitting on the bench during pregame, as well as signed memorabilia including jerseys and pucks.  If the APL is chosen, everyone who helped us reach our 1000 book goal is eligible for an entry to win one of these great prizes! Sign up for APL’s Summer Reading program and the First Lady & Blades Summer Reading Challenge on the READSquared app (all ages)


The Importance of Summer Reading

“Summer reading provides students with an opportunity to explore self-­chosen topics while strengthening literacy skills. Whether it is a novel, magazine, or comic, continued practice prevents the “summer slide” and sets the stage for a successful school year. Sharing and discussing books fosters a literate environment, and increases opportunities for authentic reading experiences. The Attleboro Public Schools strives to develop lifelong learners and readers.”
-David A. Sawyer, Superintendent, Attleboro Public Schools
-Laurie A. Regan, Assistant Superintendent, Attleboro Public Schools


Summer Reading @ the APL is sponsored by the Attleboro Public Library, Friends of the Attleboro Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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