Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales!

Children's Summer Reading: Tails and Tales

Pickup your Summer Reading Club Kit at any of our SPL locations. Kits will be ready for pickup June 21 through July 2. 

Summer Reading starts July 5 and ends August 13.

Check in each week at your Branch Library for fun prizes and activities! 

All children's programming will be held outdoors, weather permitting.

Please note that registration for most events is required. Sign up on our event calendar!

Can't make it to the Library? Sign up online here.


Week 1: July 5-10

Central: 

Fairytale Read-aloud: Tuesday, July 6 at 3 pm, registration required

Preschool Storytime: Thursday, July 8 at 10:30 am, registration required

Toddler Storytime: Friday, July 9 at 10:30 am, registration required

East:

Take and Make Craft Kits available all week for contactless pickup! Available while supplies last.

East Branch Storytime: Wednesday, July 7 at 11 am, registration required

West:

West Branch Storytime: Tuesday, July 6 at 11 am, registration required

Younger Kids Book Club and First Makey Makey session: Thursday, July 8 at 5 pm, registration required


Week 2: July 12-17

Central:

Creative Drama Workshop: Monday, July 12 at 4 pm, registration required

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop-off: Tuesday, July 13 from 9 am to 1 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick-up: Wednesday, July 14 from 9 am to 6 pm

East:

East Branch Storytime: Wednesday, July 14 at 11 am, registration required

Fun Fridays at East: Friday, July 16 at 11 am

West:

West Branch Storytime: Tuesday, July 13 at 11 am, registration required

Get Moving with Coach Michelle: Wednesday, July 14 at 4 pm, registration required


Week 3: July 19-24

Central:

Creative Drama Workshop: Monday, July 19 at 4 pm, registration required

Fairytale Read-aloud: Tuesday, July 20 at 3 pm, registration required

Preschool Storytime: Thursday, July 22 at 10:30 am, registration required

Toddler Storytime: Friday, July 23 at 10:30 am, registration required

East:

East Branch Storytime: Wednesday, July 21 at 11 am, registration required

West:

West Branch Storytime: Tuesday, July 20 at 11 am, registration required


Week 4: July 26-30

Central:

Creative Drama Workshop: Monday, July 26 at 4 pm, registration required

Fairytale Read-aloud: Tuesday, July 27 at 3 pm, registration required

Preschool Storytime: Thursday, July 29 at 10:30 am, registration required

Toddler Storytime: Friday, July 30 at 10:30 am, registration required

East:

East Branch Storytime: Wednesday, July 28 at 11 am, registration required

Fun Fridays at East: Friday, July 30 at 3 pm

West:

Kids Book Club (ages 9-12): Monday, July 26 at 5 pm, registration required

West Branch Storytime: Tuesday, July 27 at 11 am, registration required

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Dropoff: Tuesday, July 27, all day

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pickup: Wednesday, July 28, all day


Week 5: August 2- August 7

Central:

Creative Drama Workshop: Monday, August 2 at 4 pm, registration required

Fairytale Read-aloud: Tuesday, August 3 at 3 pm, registration required

Preschool Storytime: Thursday, August 5 at 10:30 am, registration required

Toddler Storytime: Friday, August 6 at 10:30 am, registration required

East:

Take and Make Craft Kits available all week for contactless pickup! Available while supplies last.

East Branch Storytime: Wednesday, August 4 at 11 am, registration required

West:

West Branch Storytime: Tuesday, August 3 at 11 am, registration required


Week 6: August 9 - August 13

Central:

Creative Drama Workshop: Monday, August 9 at 4 pm, registration required

Fairytale Read-aloud: Tuesday, August 10 at 3 pm, registration required

Preschool Storytime: Thursday, August 12 at 10:30 am, registration required

Toddler Storytime: Friday, August 13 at 10:30 am, regisration required

East:

Teddy Bear Storytime: Wednesday, August 11 at 11 am, registration required

Fun Friday at East: Friday, August 13 at 11 am

West:

West Branch Storytime: Tuesday, August 10 at 11 am, registration required

Get Moving with Coach Michelle: Thursday, August 12 at 4 pm, registration required


End of Summer Reading Award Ceremony:

Central:

Summer Reading Club Award Ceremony with Magician Scott Jameson: Tuesday, August 17 at 6 pm

East:

End of Summer Reading Celebration: Thursday, August 19 at 11 am


"Tails and Tales"  is sponsored by the Somerville Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins,  the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Institute of Museums and Library Services, with support from the National Women's Hockey League team Boston Pride.

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