Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2016 has ended, please check back next year for our 2017 program!


Children, teens and adults are invited to join us for Summer Reading 2016, Wellness, Fitness, and Sports. The program runs June 17 to August 20, 2016. Use your online log to keep track of time spent reading, listening to a book, or attending a library program. There are prizes and incentives for participants*, and fun, exciting and informative programs and classes all summer!
For more information please refer to the WPL Summer Reading Incentives Flyer

Check the events calendar for more reading events.

Register for the WPL Summer Reading Program:

Summer Reading Lists

Adult Summer Reading Recommendations 2016 selected by WPL Public Services Librarians (See the list in the Catalog)

Worcester Public Schools Summer Reading Lists 2016- All Grade Levels - Click here for a list of each grade level's summer reading requirements and step by step guides so each student can successfully meet the reading requirements for their grade over the summer.

Worcester Public Schools Summer Reading Requirements 2016 - This webpage provides a comprehensive set of resources for each grade level and alternative ideas for completing the summer reading requirements for each student. if you need extra reading logs or journal entries you can find them here as well.

 Worcester Technical High School history department summer reading requirements - Required for incoming Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors. An additional list of reading suggestions compiled by Worcester Public Library Reference staff can be found here as well.

For information about the Abby Kelley foster K-4, Middle School and High School Summer reading requirements please choose on the links below:

2016 Summer Reading Kickoff Events

Join us at our summer reading program kickoff events! Register to track your reading, participate in some fun health and wellness activities, and find out all about our summer program activities and special events.

Friday, June 17

Frances Perkins Branch • 470 West Boylston Street • 2 - 5 p.m.

Great Brook Valley Branch • 89 Tacoma Street • 3 - 4:30 p.m.

One City, One Library Branches • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Burncoat • 526 Burncoat Street
Goddard • 14 Richards Street
Roosevelt • 1006 Grafton Street
Tatnuck Magnet • 1083 Pleasant Street

Saturday, June 18

Main Library • 3 Salem Square • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer Reading Kickoff Directory
Summer Reading kickoff Activities in Main Library


Thank you to our

2016 Summer Reading Program Sponsors







*Prizes and incentives are available while supplies last. Prizes and incentives must be picked up in person at any Worcester Public Library location. Must be a Worcester resident to be eligible for any grand prizes.

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