2021 Children's Summer Reading Club

June 21 - August 13th

The Summer Reading Club

Is nothing to take lightly

It's like Disney World, okay

That's exaggerating slightly!

Dear Kids:

     Congratulations! All together you read for over 1,000 hours in 2020! Can you read even more this year?

If you join the summer reading club you'll get to:

a. Spin the Summer Reading Prize Wheel - if you read for 2 1/2 hours a week. (Wheel spinning will be outdoors - follow the link on Beanstack to schedule a time)

b. Qualify for the grand raffle with a chance to win The Big One - a bicycle, if you read for 24 hours over six weeks.

c. Become really, really smart and boss everyone around - okay the "smart" part is true - the "boss" part is not!

And how about.....

Tuesdays - 10:30am - Outdoor Storytime - in Memorial Park (ages 3 and over) - Begins June 29th.

Click here to log your reading!

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There's an App for Summer Reading!

Available in the App Store and Google Play

Need help using Beanstack?

Using Beanstack Guide

Using the Beanstack App


Reading and Reporting Dates

Summer Readers can begin logging their reading on June 21.

Reporting Dates: Log online with Beanstack this year! 

Spin the Wheel:  The Prize Wheel is back! Spin the wheel by appointment on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday each week. Simply read two and a half hours Monday through Sunday and log them on Beanstack before 11:59pm on Sunday night to qualify! There are weekly Logging Badges to help you track your progress towards each wheel spin.

The Prize Wheel will be set up outside on the patio (to the right of the book drop) on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:30-4:30pm. We are requiring signups to encourage social distancing.

To sign up, go to: https://signup.com/go/OaehTrh.

Note: This is the same system as was used for Curbside Pick-up.



Annual Read-a-Thon

For the Read-a-thon you'll get to:

a. Read to raise money for children's programs like animal and music shows

b. Get to eat free pizza and drinks

c. Get your name in the paper (and feel like a big shot)

d. Read live and in-person outdoors (June 24) and continue over the weekend in your house (June 25-27)


Get pledges from friends and family for each page that you read (ex. $.05 or $.10 cents a page).

Donate to the "Friends of the Maynard Public Library"

**Crucial Announcement**

Donate $10 and win a gift certificate from Erikson's - Donate $50 or more to win three Erikson's certificates.

Click here to download the pledge sheet.

Wildlife Encounters

Friday, July 30, 10:30 AM in Memorial Park


Most parks have some birds and a few squirrels, but our park will have an African Fox, a hedgehog, a bullfrog, and who knows what else? 

Limited to the first 50 kids that sign up. Register here.

The Maynard Trick Parade

Route & Time coming soon

Police cars, fire trucks and all your favorite vehicles will parade around town and you'll get to watch them go by and wave to all the drivers. Who needs floats - we've got TRUCKS!

End-of-Summer Picnic featuring - The RAFFLE!

Celebrate all the reading you did at the Summer Reading Club's final event. Eat fun stuff, join the scavenger hunt and then get ready for The Big One - the grand raffle!

More information coming soon.

Many thanks to...

Tales & Tails  is sponsored by the Maynard Public Library, the Friends of the Maynard Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.

Also many thanks to all those who donated prizes for weekly prizes, the Prize Wheel, and the Final Raffle:

Sugar Snap, Erikson's, Wendy's, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, the Western MA Library Advocates, Yankee Candle, the Eric Carle Museum, the Constitution Museum, the Basketball Hall of Fame, Roller Kingdom, Trombetta's Farm, the Acton Bowladrome, and 7Eleven.