Community Reading Challenges

This summer at the Stoneham Public Library, kids ages 2+ can collect beads by reading books, doing fun activities, and attending library programs. Weather permitting, all programs will be held outside. Go to our calendar for a full list of events and to sign up for updates.
Teens 12-18 get a scratch ticket for every item they check out for a chance to win a small prize or be entered into the raffle of their choice for gift cards to Boda Borg, Richardson’s, Canobie Lake, or The Book Oasis.


Read Woke is a challenge created by Cicely Lewis. She says, “A woke book must inform about a disenfranchised group, challenge the status quo, and have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group.” Learn more about where the challenge began.

Read woke books and earn badges in beanstack. Don’t forget to log your reading minutes!

Need help finding books? Email Email Maureen Saltzman ( or Rachel Overbeck ( or call 781-438-1325.

Dates: Ongoing