Summer Reading

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Tails & Tales – 2021 Summer Reading Program

World Wildlife Fund

For Children 18 Months to Entering Grade 5
June 15 - August 28, 2021

This summer’s theme is Tails and Tales! We are thrilled to support the World Wildlife Fund with YOUR READING! During week 10, we will hold a special raffle to decide which animal we will symbolically adopt through the WWF. The winner will receive a special prize!

The 2021 Summer Reading Program is generously funded by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust. Tails and Tales is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins, & the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Summer Reading

For Kids Entering Grade 5

NEW READING CHALLENGE for 5th graders! Earn weekly BADGES by completing 10 challenges! Each challenge is named for an animal that has visited or passed through the Library or garden! Five challenges relate to using the Library online catalog and databases so you will learn some new skills! The other five challenges are LETTERBOXING in the garden and field. In addition to the challenges, 5th graders should continue to strive to meet their reading goal!

  1. Sign up at the Children’s Room Window. Receive a lanyard and a registration packet.
  2. Receive a weekly email with a link to the challenge! Complete the challenge.
  3. Set a goal & READ! Read each week in addition to completing the challenges.
  4. Get BADGES! Come to the Children’s Room window once a week for 1 NEW BADGE, 1 weekly raffle ticket, & 1 Grand Prize raffle ticket.
Summer Reading

For Kids Ages 3 through Grade 4

Earn up to 10 BRAG TAGS and show them off on your choice of a necklace or key ring!

  1. SIGN UP at the Children’s Room Window. Receive a necklace or keyring for your brag tags and a registration packet.
  2. Set a goal & READ. How much are you going to read each week? Parents: help your child come up with a realistic reading goal. Make it fun!
  3. Get BRAG TAGS! Come to the Children’s Room window once a week for 1 NEW BRAG TAG & two spacer beads, 1 weekly raffle ticket, & 1 Grand Prize raffle ticket.
  4. Extra Incentives: Try LETTERBOXING in the garden and field for 5 extra weekly raffle tickets and an ice cream coupon!

For Kids Ages 18 Months through 2 Years

Earn 10 SPECIAL STICKERS and show them off in your very own sticker book!

  1. Sign up at the Children’s Room Window. Receive a sticker book and registration packet.
  2. Parents, read to your child this summer! Make it fun!
  3. Get stickers! Come to the Children’s Room window once a week for 1 sticker, 1 weekly raffle ticket, & 1 Grand Prize raffle ticket. The raffle prizes are age appropriate.
  4. Extra Incentive: Try LIBRARY BINGO for extra weekly raffle tickets and ice cream coupon!

How to Sign Up

Visit the GPL Children’s Room Window Tuesday-Saturday, 10am - 5pm. You will need ONE library card if you have multiple children. Children under 6 use a parent’s card.

SIGN UP FOR A LIMITED TIME: JUNE 15—JULY 17. After July 17, you can still sign up for Library Letterboxing, raffle tickets, and prizes for Weeks 6 & 10.

Special Prize Weeks

Week 3: July 6 – July 10
Week 6: July 27 – July 31
Week 10: August 24 – 28
Due to limited quantities & staffing, we may not be able to give out weekly prizes retroactively.