Summer Reading Program Information

Summer reading ends at 9:00 PM on Thursday, August 14; the summer reading prizes will be put away after 9:00 PM on the 14th.


For all of you eager Harvard readers who have read more than 30 hours and earned a bookplate, come by the library starting on Wednesday, August 27 to choose the library book in which your bookplate will go. (Remember that you stop counting your hours on August 14 at 9:00 PM.)

Important note: You do not have to come in to the library on 8/14 to confirm your hours - we can access your online account or review your paper logs after summer reading officially ends.

And no need to rush in on August 27 to choose your bookplate book: you have until October 15 to choose the book for your bookplate!


Storytimes will resume the week of September 22. Check the calendar on the Library's website for exact days and times of fall storytimes:

Children's Programs

Lego Club - Ages 5 & up: Saturdays, September 6 and 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Come have fun building Lego creations with other Harvard Lego fans! Parents are encouraged to join in the fun & assist with supervision. Please see the Children's Librarian for more information and to pre-register.


Game Hour & Chess Club - Grades 3 to 6: Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00, beginning September 11

This drop-in, after school program for children in grades 3 to 6 is facilitated by teen volunteers. Play an assortment of great games, including Set, Scrabble, Mille Bornes, Apples to Apples, Slamwich, Quiddler, Hoopla, and, of course, Chess!

Family Movie Night! Movie is rated PG - All Ages: Friday, September 19 at 6:30 PM

We can't tell you the title of the movie here, but here is a clue: this recent movie features beloved characters created by Jim Henson. Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!

World Class Frisbee Show & Playshop - All Ages: Wednesday, September 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM

With 2-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur. Experience the fun and excitement of this simple yet space-age object. Frisbees have been part of American pop culture for over 50 years; across the globe, the popularity of Frisbee has never been greater. Now you can watch a master of the craft and learn a few tricks yourself. Todd will demonstrate simple tricks and catches, then show more difficult moves and combinations. A collection of various types of different Frisbees will be shown. He then will teach the class many tricks and catches that everyone can try. Frisbees will be for sale after the show, which Todd will autograph. Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors. In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled to a future date (to be announced). Please pre-register so we can notify you of a rain cancellation.

Teen Programs

Early Release Movie for Bromfield Students - Movie is rated PG-13: Tuesday, September 9 at 12:30 PM

Teen Program ~ Decorate Fall Leaf Cookies - Grades 6 and up: Thursday, September 18 at 2:45 PM

Join us to decorate (and eat!) fall leaf cookies.

Early Release Movie for Bromfield Students - Movie is rated PG-13: Wednesday, September 24 at 12:30 PM

Adult Programs

The Brown Bag Book Club is held the third Wednesday of every month at noon. Drop-ins are welcome! The next meeting will be on September 17th to discuss: This Life is in Your Handsby Melissa Coleman and The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-sufficient Livingby Helen and Scott Nearing

Harvard Great Books Discussion Group

Great Books meets in the Conference Room monthly on Thursday night at 7 pm. Hope to see you in the Fall.