The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge Runs from Monday June 15th through Monday August 24th.

​Imagine the possibilities this summer by joining Thayer Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.”
We have something for everyone — Children, Adults and Teens!

Join us for the Virtual Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 15th.  We have a Virtual Escape Room, a peek at some Fairy Gardens, Story Time and more!

This year you can register, track your reading and submit reviews online (reviews will display readers first name and last initial) using Beanstack.  There’s even a mobile app for iOS and Android!

Be sure to check the calendar to see all the programs we have planned this summer! If you want to be among the first to know about everything happening at the library, then don’t forget to subscribe to our newlsetter!

Scroll down to learn more about the programs for each age group.



Children’s Summer Reading Challenge: 1000 Books
Things to do this summer:
  • Enjoy the sun
  • Eat watermelon
  • Join the Summer Reading Challenge!

Enjoy books all summer and record how many books you read.  Every book helps you earn cool badges.  And your books can help the library towards our community goal of reading 1000 books for the Bruins “When You Read You Score” program.  Learn more about the Children’s Summer Reading Challenge here.


Teen Summer Reading Challenge: Team Read
Things to do this summer:
  • Enjoy the sun
  • Eat ice cream
  • Compete in a Battle of the Books!

Read all summer to earn points for your team and find tons of opportunities for your imagination. Every page you read this summer will be worth a point towards your team’s running total.  Learn more about the Teen Summer Reading Challenge here.


Adult Summer Reading Challenge
Things to do this summer:
  • Read books
  • Read more books
  • Submit Reviews for Adult Summer Reading

Why should the kids have all the fun!  Once again we are sponsoring a Summer Reading Program for Adults.  Read books (or listen to audio books) and submit reviews.  And, this year you can do it all online!  Learn more about the 2020 Adult Summer Reading Program here.

The Thayer Public Library Summer Reading is sponsored by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Friends of Thayer Public Library, Collaborative Summer Library Program, and the Boston Bruins.