All students must read four titles this summer. The only requirement is that one of them be a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Music) book. The others can be fiction or nonfiction — your choice! For ideas on STEAM titles, see the brochures listed on this page and look for STEAM books under Nonfiction on the Suggested Reading List.

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Click to learn about activities, prizes, and reading lists for all ages.


Preschool & Grades 1-4

This summer, kids in preschool and entering grades 1-4 will receive a Bingo Card with a variety of reading-and-library-themed challenges. As students complete the challenges on the Bingo card, they’ll cross it off. If they complete 5 in a row (up/down, across, or diagonally), that’s a BINGO, and they can bring the card to the library to collect a small prize. They will get a small prize for each BINGO they complete on the card. Limit 3 BINGOs per card.

When they’ve done all the BINGOs they want to on this card, they can turn it in for a new card with different challenges.

 If they complete ALL the challenges on their card, that’s a Blackout, and they can turn their card in for a larger prize.

Grades 5-12
This year, every time one of our young adults (incoming grades 5 through 12) stop by the Youth Services Desk at the Library, they can pick up a scratch ticket to win prizes. Prizes range from candies to Beebe Library sunglasses to free books and gift cards. Every ticket’s a winner. All scratch tickets from the summer will be entered at the end to win a free pass to TreeTop Adventures in Canton, MA or access for them and a friend to our After Hours Summer Event.

Find our Summer Reading events for June here!

Find our Summer Reading events for July here!

Find our Summer Reading events for August here!

Suggested reading lists are available below by grade level as well as links to brochures with information about where to find STEAM subjects. 

Grade 1          Grade 2          Grade 3            Grade 4

STEAM Brochure for PreK-1     

STEAM Brochure for Grades 2-3

STEAM Brochure for Grade 4

Grades 5-6                                         Grades 7-8

STEAM Brochure for Grades 5-6

STEAM Brochure for Grades 7-8

High School Suggested Reading List

STEAM Brochure for High School, Grades 9-12

Advanced Placement History Summer Reading List