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Kids Summer Reading Program!

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is the Summer Reading Program?

It’s a free summer-long program at the Dalton Free Public Library that encourages children to read throughout the summer. Set your own reading goals, read at your own pace wherever you’re most comfortable, and visit the library regularly to collect fun incentive prizes. There are also free special events throughout the Summer Reading Program!

Why is Summer Reading important?

Studies have shown that children who read during the summer generally maintain their reading skills and that children who see their parents read, or who read with their parents, generally score higher on standardized tests. Reading is important for everyone in the community, regardless of age, and reading is a skill that grows with practice throughout a lifetime. It’s free, easy to do because you read whatever you like at your own pace, and it’s a fun, easy, zero-risk way of showing your support for the public library and its services.

How do I join?

Visit the Dalton Free Public Library between June 17th – August 23rd and fill out a registration form at the Circulation Desk.
Participants will receive a reading log, instruction sheet, and schedule of events.

How do kids earn prizes?
Children receive a reading log with instructions to place one sticker on the log for every 15 minutes of reading. For every 10 stickers on their sheet, participants will receive a small prize, as well as a ticket to enter into our grand prize drawing held at the end of the program.

Any Questions?
Call us at 684-6112, email, visit, or find us on Facebook



August 14
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dalton Free Public Library
462 Main St
Dalton, MA 01226 US
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