2024 Summer Programs

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Stoneham Public Library is so excited to be a part of your summer! For this year’s program: complete 5 activities for each theme and earn a sticker! Earn all 6 stickers by August 16th and pick a special prize!

This year we are collaborating with the Topsfield Fair! If you complete our program as outlined above, then you qualify for the Topsfield Fair’s Read and Win Prize! Winner’s Prize Packages Include:

  • 1 Admission Ticket
    (for readers over 8, children under 8 are admitted into the Fair free already)
  • 1 Hot Dog and Drink Voucher that the winner can redeem once they are at the Fair
  • 2 Ride Tickets
  • 1 Read and Win Ribbon
  • Read and Win Certificate

Thank you to Topsfield Fair for sponsoring this portion of our summer program.

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Teens can sign up for our program. Anytime they check out an item or attend a library program, they can let staff know and they will get a raffle ticket. They can use these to enter our raffles for local gift cards and a Kindle Fire 7!

The 2024 Adult Summer Reading Program begins on July 1st and ends on August 19th. Summer Reading programs are on Mondays and Tuesdays. Our regular programming will continue as usual.

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This year’s theme is to encourage reading, learning, and community engagement as a restorative method of self-improvement and self-preservation. We are offering a series of crafting and live animal programs that focus on conservation as a movement, including:

  • protecting species from extinction
  • maintaining and restoring habitats
  • enhancing ecosystem services
  • protecting biological diversity

Participating is easy! Once you sign up, you’ll get a punch card. Your goal is to get 10 punches. Getting points is easy! You can get a punch for attending programs (summer reading and/or regular), checking out books (or anything we have available for checkout), signing up for a library card, or, if you already have a library card, showing it to us at the circulation desk. Here’s a longer list of ways you can get a punch:

  • attending programs
  • having a library card
  • signing up for a library card
  • liking posts on our social media
  • following us on instagram, facebook, or youtube
  • listening to our podcast, Book Service, on youtube
  • signing up for our monthly newsletter, Illuminated Stacks
  • checking out books, movies, magazines, Library of Things items, audiobooks, etc.

Once you have accumulated ten punches, you are eligible for a prize! Be sure to tell us at the circulation desk that you’ve achieved the ten punch goal so we can put you on the prize list. What’s the prize, you ask? In keeping with the program’s theme and the current trend, you’ll win a reusable tumbler, complete with handle, lid, and straw, engraved with our new logo. Prizes are available for pickup starting on August 19th. You can pick up your prize after that date, but not before.

All adult summer reading programs will take place in person at the library. Check out what we’ve got on the docket below.

Questions? For Youth programming, email Katie at [email protected]. For Adult programming, email [email protected] !