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Congratulations on reading for 590 hours in 2023!
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Summer 2024:
Read, Renew, Repeat

Mon. June 17 - Sat. August 17, 2024
For ages 11-18
(Middle & High School Students)

This year's theme focuses on conservation, biodiversity, and appreciation of the outdoors!

Questions? Email Casey at or call 978-897-1010 x102

About the Teen Summer Library Club


How it works:

  • Log your reading¹ on Reader Zone. Paper reading logs will be available for anyone who wants to track their reading offline.

    • 5 hours of Reading = 1 prize

  • Read within various featured genres, formats, or topics (called Categories), and/or participate in activities found in the Teen Room and online. Log these activities through a Google Form or Padlet and on Reader Zone. For a full list of Categories & Activities, click here
    • 5 Categories & Activities = 1 prize

  • Attend a library event or read 2024 Teen Choice Book Award Nominees for bonus prizes!
    • 2 events or Teen Choice Book Award titles = 1 prize.​

¹ Reading includes anything related to Summer Homework; print books & eBooks; audio & digital audio books; magazines & newspapers; comics, graphic novels, mangas, & webcomics; Wikipedia articles; fanfiction... ANY READING COUNTS. Even wordless picture books & graphic novels!

How to Join:

This year's online Summer Library Club is hosted by Reader Zone.

To join, download the Reader Zone app and create a profile. Be sure to include an e-mail address and phone number so you can be contacted about prizes.

OR go to and click the "Sign Up" botton. 

To join Maynard's Teen Summer Library Club, enter the code: 9d159

Did You Know?

Reader Zone has an app that lets you track your reading right on your phone!

It's available in the App Store and in Google Play.

For an overview of how to use Reader Zone, visit the Reader Zone Help Page



Prizes will be available starting Monday, June 24. Stop by the 3rd Floor to choose your prizes.

For your first 60 hours of reading, and your first 60 activities, you will receive an Award on Reader Zone indicating you've earned a prize. 

Prize options include:


Art Supplies

Craft kits

School/office supplies





and more!


Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt

Begins Monday, July 1

Take photographs of 10 things that fit the scavenger hunt criteria. Find all 10, get a bonus prize!

Printable Scavenger Hunt List

Roll a Scavenger Hunt

Begins Monday, July 1

Roll a pair of dice (found in the Teen Room) to determine what you need to find! It's a new scavenger hunt every time you visit!

Mr. Mark's Scavenger Hunts

Be a little kid again and complete any of Mr. Mark's scavenger hunts on the 3rd floor. 

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Weekly Cryptid Hunt

Begins Monday, July 1

Several cryptids are spending their summer vacation at the Maynard Library! They will be in a new hiding spot each week, and can be anywhere in the library. 

Summer Events


Be sure to check

for more library events you may be interested in, such as the summer concert and author visits.

All events listed below are for ages 12-18/middle & high school students, unless otherwise specified.

Teen Hangout: Magazine Strips Collage Art

Monday, June 26

3:30pm in the Storytime Room

No registration needed

Hang out while listening to music and making unique art from pages of a magazine cut into strips! Snacks provided.

Dates are listed below. 

Monday, July 15: Mysteries, Thrillers, Horror & Dirt Cakes

Monday, August 5: Contemporary Fiction & Cupcakes

For information on ingredients, please email Casey at

Silent Book Club (plus) Snacks

This program will meet one Monday in July & August on the 3rd Floor at 3:30pm.

Follow the links below to register.

Make yourself a treat, then read independently from the 2024 Teen Choice Book Award Nominees.

Dates are listed below. 

Monday, July 15: Mysteries, Thrillers, Horror & Dirt Cakes

Monday, August 5: Contemporary Fiction & Cupcakes

For information on ingredients, please email Casey at

DIY Pet Toys

Saturday, June 22

10:30am - 3:30pm in the Storytime Room

Ages 5-Adult

Drop-in, no registration needed.


Make cat and dog toys for your favorite furry friend!

Cardboard Canvas Firefly Painting

Tuesday, July 9

6:00pm in the Storytime Room Room

Registration required.

Make a lighted piece of art using old cardboard!

3rd Annual Tiny Art Show

Kits available beginning Wednesday, July 17

OR attend an In-person Creating Event:

  • Saturday, July 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm

  • Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 - 8:00pm

  • Monday, July 29, 1:00-4:00pm

All Ages, No registration needed.

Show dates: Saturday, August 3 - Saturday, August 17

Artists' Reception: Tuesday, August 6, 7:00pm

Create artwork no larger than 4" at home or attend one of the three In-person creating events. Return the artwork by 9pm on Tuesday, July 30 for it to be included in a gallery show in the Roosevelt Room.

More Details

Mini Globe Planters

Thursday, July 25

3:00pm on the Library Patio

Rain location: Storytime Room

Registration required


Paint a ceramic planter shaped like the Earth, and take home a small plant to put in it!

Felted Otter with Popup Art School

Thursday, August 1

6:30pm in the Roosevelt Room

Ages 13-Adult

Registration required (opens July 15)

Join this in-person workshop to make an adorable otter, with a shell, by needle felting.

Can't make it to the workshop? A limited number of kits will be available for you to make at home by following along with a video.

Nature Imprints Air Dry Clay

Wednesday, August 14

2:00pm on the Library Patio

Rain date: Thursday, August 15 @ 2pm

Registration required. 

Decorate and eat cake pops while listening to your favorite K-Pop songs! 

Take & Make Craft Kits

All kits are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk beginning on Wednesdays while supplies last. Kits contain most, if not all, of the supplies needed. Scissors, glue, or other items may be needed. 

Check the library calendar for more information.

June 26: CD Windchime

July 2 (Tuesday!): Fireworks Painting

July 17: Tiny Art Show Kit

July 24: Grass Head

August 7: Paper Beads

August 14: Upcycled Confetti Bookmarks

Summer Resources

Summer Resources

Maynard Library Booklists

Diverse Books & #OwnVoices: A list of recent books that feature a diverse cast of characters. 

Book to Movies: A list of books that have been turned into movies, mini-series, and tv shows.

Short Stories: A list of short story and essay collections on many different topics and genres

2024 Teen Choice Book Award Nominees

Read the books now, vote for your favorite in September!

Current Nominees

YALSA Book Lists

YALSA stands for Young Adult Library Services Association, and it mostly provides resources for librarians. However, every year they compile lists of the best books in various categories, including the Teens Top 10 - chosen by teens around the country.

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Thank You!

Read, Renew, Repeat, the Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program, is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. It is also sponsored by the Friends of the Maynard Public Library.

The theme of "Read, Renew, Repeat" and related artwork is provided iRead and the Illinois Library Association. Artwork created by Zoe Persico.

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