Summer Reading Program 2017


Children's Summer Reading Program

We are inviting children of all ages to sign up for the 2017 summer reading program! ​

Children can sign up online (with the help of a grown-up) or visit the library.  

Early bird sign-ups are Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28

Join us for our Summer reading kick-off party

thursday, June 29, 4:30 to 6:00

Build a Better World and visit the Fitchburg Public Library this summer!  Learn about the world around you and enjoy hands-on building experiences!  Young patrons will have the opportunity to build a variety of things this summer: rockets, a giant erector set, a birdhouse, a pinhole projector, small polymer animals, a nature chime, a puppet, and paper airplanes.
Our educational programs will teach children about gardening, chickens, the solar eclipse, wildlife, print making, NEADS service dogs, theater improv, and writing memoirs. 


Children ages 0 to 18 are invited to sign up for our Summer Reading Programs: 
  • Early Literacy Program for babies and toddlers (ages 0-4)
  • Read and Bead program for children and teens.  (PreK - Grade 12)  Minimum of age 4 for this program. 


Sign up online or visit the Fitchburg Public Library. 


Monday June 26 to Thursday, August 24
Sign up anytime before the final week. We will have fun events throughout the summer.  Click here for our Summer Schedule

Read and Bead Program (ages 3 to 18)

How it works: 
  • Decide on a reading goal and register online or at the Library. 
  • Collect your Brag Tag and a necklace or key chain.
  • Start Reading! 
  • Record your minutes
  • Turn your minutes into beads for your chain! Log your minutes with the library either online or by visiting.  Each bead represents different numbers of minutes.  The more you read, the more beads you earn and the more chances you have to win our raffle prizes. 
* Please note that due to small pieces included in this program (small beads), households with younger children (ages 0-2) should use caution with their prizes. 

Early Literacy Program (ages 0-4)

How it works: 
  • Bring your child/children to the Library to register.
  • Pick up Early Literacy Challenges at the Circulation Desk.
  • Complete a challenge and return to the library to claim your prize.