IMAGINE YOUR STORY!

Check out our online calendar of summer programs and activities for June, July, and August, or grab a copy of our printable flyer of virtual summer programs!

For more information on the Wakefield Public School assignment, visit WakefieldReads.org

View and print lists of suggested reading and find out more about Bingo and programs for every age:

Printable bingo card and printable instructions for preschoolers.

Programs:

Also, check out the above virtual program flyer for all our programs this summer! We’re doing weekly Tuesday morning story time that will be available on Facebook and our YouTube.

Where’s Buzzy??

Can you find Buzzy the Beebe Bee? Starting on June 22, Buzzy can be found around the main streets in town. He will be a little smaller this year. Check on Facebook every Tuesday to get updates and clues on Buzzy’s location of the week. When you find him, copy down his Secret Word!

Each time you find Buzzy, send an email to buzzy01880@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. The first and last name of the participant who got found Buzzy
  2. The age of the participant who found Buzzy
  3. Your phone number
  4. The Secret Word of the week

One email gets you one entry into the Buzzy Raffle for the chance to win some great gift cards, so send us a separate email for each participant in your house when they find Buzzy around Wakefield. You’ll also get a special printable Buzzy coloring page that you can decorate and put in your own window. Printed copies of this coloring sheet will be available outside of the library. Have fun and BEE safe!

Printable bingo card and printable instructions for K-4 students.

2020 Summer Reading lists for students entering:

Grade 1 

Grade 2     

Grade 3     

Grade 4   

Programs:

Also, check out the above virtual program flyer for all our programs this summer! We’re doing regular weekly drop-in programs, plus a few special Zoom programs.

Where’s Buzzy??

Can you find Buzzy the Beebe Bee? Starting on June 22, Buzzy can be found around the main streets in town. He will be a little smaller this year. Check on Facebook every Tuesday to get updates and clues on Buzzy’s location of the week. When you find him, copy down his Secret Word!

Each time you find Buzzy, send an email to buzzy01880@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. The first and last name of the participant who got found Buzzy
  2. The age of the participant who found Buzzy
  3. Your phone number
  4. The Secret Word of the week

One email gets you one entry into the Buzzy Raffle for the chance to win some great gift cards, so send us a separate email for each participant in your house when they find Buzzy around Wakefield. You’ll also get a special printable Buzzy coloring page that you can decorate and put in your own window. Printed copies of this coloring sheet will be available outside of the library. Have fun and BEE safe!

Book Cover Recreation Challenge:

Take a photo of you re-creating a book cover of your choice and send it to us at bbcovers@gmail.com along with the title of the book and, if you can, a picture of the cover that you’re re-creating. We’ll post the original cover and your take on it side by side on our Facebook page! This activity is for everyone – children, teens, and adults – plus, you can check off one of your Bingo square challenges when you participate! Get creative with Book Cover Re-creations!

#OwnVoices:

Google it and you’ll find tons of books. It means books written by authors who have lived a similar experience to what they are writing about (ex: Latinx writers writing about Latinx characters)

Share Your Story:

Find the information on Stay-at-Home Stories here.

        

2020 Summer Reading lists for students entering:

Grades 5 and 6 

Grades 7 and 8 

Below, find our Summer Reading Program. This year, we’re doing Bingo. Download and print or pick up copies at the library starting the last week of June.

Also, check out the above virtual program flyer for all our programs this summer! We’re doing regular weekly drop-in programs, plus a few Zoom programs as well as weekly Dungeons & Dragons.

YA Bingo Sheet

YA Bingo Sheet Instructions

A few details on various squares:

  1. Link to the Stay-at-Home Stories
  2. #OwnVoices – google it and you’ll find tons of books. It means books written by authors who have lived a similar experience to what they are writing about (ex: Latinx writers writing about Latinx characters)
  3. Buzzy – You too can search for Buzzy this summer! More information below.
  4. Book Cover Recreation Challenge: Take a photo of you re-creating a book cover of your choice and send it to us at bbcovers@gmail.com along with the title of the book and, if you can, a picture of the cover that you’re re-creating. We’ll post the original cover and your take on it side by side on our Facebook page! This activity is for everyone – children, teens, and adults – plus, you can check off one of your Bingo square challenges when you participate! Get creative with Book Cover Re-creations!

Fill out this form for each completed Bingo off our YA Bingo sheet to be entered to win a gift card.

Buzzy info!

Can you find Buzzy the Beebe Bee? Starting on June 22, Buzzy can be found around the main streets in town. He will be a little smaller this year. Check on Facebook every Tuesday to get updates and clues on Buzzy’s location of the week. When you find him, copy down his Secret Word!

Each time you find Buzzy, send an email to buzzy01880@gmail.com with the following information:

  1. The first and last name of the participant who got found Buzzy
  2. The age of the participant who found Buzzy
  3. Your phone number
  4. The Secret Word of the week

One email gets you one entry into the Buzzy Raffle for the chance to win some great gift cards, so send us a separate email for each participant in your house when they find Buzzy around Wakefield. You’ll also get a special printable Buzzy coloring page that you can decorate and put in your own window. Printed copies of this coloring sheet will be available outside of the library. Have fun and BEE safe!

2020 Summer Reading lists for students entering:

Grades 9 through 12 

For students in AP History classes:

Advanced Placement History Summer Reading List

Below, find our Summer Reading Program. This year, we’re doing Bingo. Download and print or pick up copies at the library starting the last week of June.

Also, check out the above virtual program flyer for all our programs this summer! We’re doing regular weekly drop-in programs, plus a few Zoom programs as well as weekly Dungeons & Dragons.

YA Bingo Sheet

YA Bingo Instructions

A few details on various squares:

  1. Link to the Stay-at-Home Stories
  2. #OwnVoices – google it and you’ll find tons of books. It means books written by authors who have lived a similar experience to what they are writing about (ex: Latinx writers writing about Latinx characters)
  3. Book Cover Recreation Challenge: Take a photo of you re-creating a book cover of your choice and send it to us at bbcovers@gmail.com along with the title of the book and, if you can, a picture of the cover that you’re re-creating. We’ll post the original cover and your take on it side by side on our Facebook page! This activity is for everyone – children, teens, and adults – plus, you can check off one of your Bingo square challenges when you participate! Get creative with Book Cover Re-creations!

Fill out this form for each completed Bingo off our YA Bingo sheet to be entered to win a gift card.

Adults, we’re not leaving you out! Want to join a summer reading challenge? We made a Bingo card packed with book topics and activities to enjoy over the summer. Have fun, read books, win prizes! 

Each square contains a challenge to complete. In addition to reading, you can come to one of our virtual author talks, or submit an entry to our Stay At Home Stories program. If you complete a vertical, horizonal, or diagonal line, simply send an image of your Bingo card to us at email@wakefieldlibrary.org with the subject line “BINGO!” to be entered into a drawing for great prizes. You can submit as many valid winning cards as you like for extra chances to win. Share your progress on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #BeebeBingo. And if you fill in all the squares on your card, you’re an automatic winner!

Print out a copy of the rules and a bingo sheet.

And watch for our schedule of online author talks and other programs to participate in this summer.