Summer Reading Program 2021


This year's Summer Reading theme is Tails and Tales! Please scroll down to learn more about these online and in-person programs:

  • Summer Reading Challenge: Anytime online
  • Tails and Tales Read Aloud: Monday afternoons on the library lawn
  • Zoom into Storytime: Tuesday mornings online via Zoom
  • Read to Zora: Tuesday afternoons on the library lawn
  • Summer Family Storytime: Thursday mornings on the library lawn

Please email the Children’s Department at if you have any questions.

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Instruction to register for Summer reading Program 2020, text repeated in body of page

Summer Reading Challenge 2021


All listeners and readers from birth through Junior High are invited to join the Acton Memorial Library's Summer Reading Challenge, July 1 to August 20.   

All reading counts- any time spent independently reading, reading as a family, or listening to audiobooks.  Kids can read whatever they would like to.

This summer the library has partnered with Beanstack, an online reading tracking website to help us provide a simple, fun way for families to log their reading progress all summer long. It will help you report on time spent reading or listening, the books you read, the reviews you write, and the activity challenges you take on. The Beanstack app is also available from the major app stores if mobile logging is your preference.

How To Sign Up

  1. To register go to
  2. Click on "Register an Individual or a Family".
  3. We recommend families registering multiple young children select the "adult registering a child" option, which allows the parent/caregiver easy access as an individual to all their child/children's summer reading logs. However, older children can select the "registering myself" option if that is your family's preference.
  4. You will then add the "Adult Information" as well as your child's information under "Reader's Information" (you will be prompted to add additional "Readers" for each of your children later)..
  5. You will then be asked if you would like to register another child, as well as if you would like to register yourself.


 Tails and Tales Read Aloud

Mondays starting at 2 p.m. July 19, 26, and August 9, 16.

Join children's librarian Clare on the library lawn for Read Aloud! We'll share fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world.

No registration required. Feel free to bring something to sit on, if you like!

In case of rain, Read Aloud will take place in the library Meeting Room.





Zoom into Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 17.

Interactive storytime fun on Zoom with librarian Miss Jane, geared toward babies - Age 3 (but all ages are welcome!). We will share books, puppets, rhymes, music and movement.

Register on the library's website in the Events Calendar for each session. Please register by 9 a.m. the day of each program.





Read to Zora

Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. July 13, 20, 27.

Young readers can make a 15 minute appointment to read aloud to Zora, a charming, very clever Golden Retriever, on the library lawn.

Zora has gone to school to be a therapy dog, so she's the perfect listener. Zora and her person are members of the Pets and People Foundation. 

To register for a 15 minute appointment with Zora, please stop by the Children's Desk or call the Children’s Department at 978-929-6545.

Please register by 9 a.m. the day of the program.

In case of rain, Read to Zora will take place in the Children's Department Craft Room.


Summer Family Storytime

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5, 12, 19.

Interactive storytime with Miss Elise on the library lawn. Geared toward preschoolers ages 3 and up, but all are welcome!

Picture Books, singing, yoga and movement!  

No registration required. Please bring a towel or blanket for sitting.

In case of rain, Family Storytime will take place in the library Meeting Room.