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Summer Reading for Children

The Oak Bluffs Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 29th! Our program helps to motivate children to read, maintain their reading skills during the summer months, and develop positive attitudes toward reading and books.

Our program requires nine hours of reading, and book titles and minutes are recorded in a reading log. For every three hours of reading, children can receive a prize.

At three hours: children receive a raffle ticket for the grand prize,

At six hours: children may create a drawing, painting, sculpture, dance, or other creative work and drop it off at the library or send it as a virtual file via email. We encourage this piece of work to be an inspiration from a summer reading book that was read. The library will display these works in the windows for passersby to view, and there will also be a virtual gallery to browse on the library’s website,

At nine hours: children receive a summer reading t-shirt.

After that, for every three hours receive an additional raffle ticket.

Grand Prize: If we randomly draw your raffle ticket at the end of the summer, you will receive a school backpack full of about a dozen books selected just for you!

For questions or more information about our summer reading program, please contact Caitlyn at cclark@clamsnet.org or 508-693-9433 ext. 405