Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading is done! We reached our goal and read around 1,500 hours all told! We are so proud of all our summer readers this year, some of whom did more than 100 hours of reading.

We had a lot of fun this year, and enjoyed programs as varied as a visit from Boston Bruins mascot Blades the Bruin, storytelling by Simon Brooks, making fairy houses, Jungle Jim’s balloon magic show, planting flowers in tiny pots we painted ourselves, making paracord bracelets, and tons more. Thanks to all our participants and helpers!

And a big thank you to all our local business partners, including Grazi’s Market, Coronis Market, McDonald’s, and LaValley’s Building Supply.

The biggest thanks of all go out to:

  • The Kids, Books and Arts grant, funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)., which sponsored our kickoff performance
  • The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s summer reading grant, which provided funding for programs including Simon Brooks performance
  • and the Friends of the Richards Free Library, which provides the rest of all our children’s programming funding.