Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2021 | franklinma

This summer it’s time to read, learn, and explore the world outside of your typical classroom!


Summer Reading Program 2021 starts July 1st

Find it here: Read Create Learn 2021

Each year the Smyth Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program. Our program asks children of all ages to sign-up and pledge to read a certain number of hours each week; the reading choice is up to the children and can range in length, level of difficulty, and/or genre. 

This year’s theme is Tails and Tales! Join the fun for a six week summer reading adventure.  This virtual program will include take home packets and include a comprehensive list of at-home activities, crafts, and culinary explorations. Rather than offer one program each week — as it would have been, if held at the library — this year there are three different program categories. The categories are:

  • Read, Learn, Create;
  • Cooks Corner;
  • Artist of the Week.

Each program category contains eleven different activities and ideas to engage children throughout the summer. It is up to you, at home, to decide which category you wish to pursue on any given week or day. It is also up to you to decide which order you wish to complete these activities. For example: you could choose to complete a Read, Learn, Create activity on every Monday, on Wednesdays complete a Cooks Corner recipes, and on Fridays complete an Artist of the Week masterpiece.  More details coming soon!

Come to these two outdoor programs to get started!

June 30th- Jerry Schneider presents Making Space For Pollinators.  Audiences will acquaint themselves with some of our local pollinators, featuring  bees, bats, hummingbirds, beetles, dragonflies and and butterflies. 

After the show, children can create pollinator tee shirts, and may purchase heavy cotton (Gildan) tee shirts for $4.00, or bring their own.

(Rain date July 1)

July 7th- Ed Popielarczyk presents A Magic ShowEd is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, and flea circus ring master entertaining children and family audiences for over Thirty-five years. The magic show uses a lot of audience participation. The kids are the stars because they make the magic happen. He uses a story that revolves around each trick. The audience will be thrilled and amazed with Ed’s show.