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Summer Reading Program Information

Summer reading ends at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13; the summer reading prizes will be put away after 9 p.m. on the 13th.


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, Sept. 2 (the first day of school in Harvard) to choose the library book in which your bookplate will go. (Remember that you stop counting your hours on Aug. 13 at 9 p.m.)

Important note: You do not have to come in to the library on Aug. 13 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 September 2 to choose your bookplate book: You have until Oct. 15 to choose the book for your bookplate!


Infant Storytime ~ Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up) — Ages 0-2 and up:

Summer schedule for the Infant Storytime is: Thursday, Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 30- to 45-minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome). Ask to be put on the email list for last minute schedule changes.

Children’s Programs

Tie Dye Bonanza! All ages: Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 3-4 p.m.

Bring your own T-shirt to decorate, and rubber gloves (to protect your hands from the dye), and join the tie dying fun! This program will be outside — rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. Volunteers needed and welcome! Please pre-register.

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