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Children’s Summer Reading

Find Your Voice!

Summer Reading Schedule 

Sawyer Free Library Children's Services Summer Reading 2023 Register online or in person for Find Your Voice & Read & Win Your Way to Topsfield Fair Summer Reading Events Gardening & Stories with Backyard Growers Thursdays July 13 & 27, August 3, 10 & 24 at 10am: Plant, water, weed, harvest & share stories at the library! Located at the raised library garden bed at 88 Middle Street (original library location) Kids Poetry Afternoons @ 21 Main Street: Tuesdays July 11, 18, & August 1 2-3:30pm Poetry workshops led by young Gloucester Poet Willa Brosnihan Students entering grades 3-6 & interested younger kids also welcome Storytime with Christy at Pathways for Children: Thursdays, July 13, 20, & 27 @ 11am Stories & lots of summer fun! This storytime meets at: Pathways for Children, 29 Emerson Avenue Snakes of New England and the World with Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team! Saturday, July 15 at 10:30am: Rick Roth and the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team bring snakes for us to meet & learn about! Captain Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3, 8 Washington Street Library Visit to Hammond Castle Museum: Tuesday, July 18 at 10am Visit, tour & learn about this unique local spot! 80 Hesperus Ave (Registration Required) Library Visit to Maritime Gloucester : Monday, July 24 at 10:20 am Join us for a touch tank/aquarium visit & craft activity at Maritime Gloucester 23 Harbor Loop (Registration Required) Elijah T. Grasshopper's Rainbow Dance Party! Wednesday, July 26 at 2pm Outdoor interactive concert & musical storytelling at the 2 Dale Avenue library amphitheater Creative Movement: July 29 at 10am Join Sarah Slifer Swift of Movement Arts Gloucester, MA outside at the 2 Dale Avenue library amphitheater for creative movement for children Professor Bugman Entomology Adventures! Tuesday, August 8 at 10:30am: Join Professor Bugman to meet & greet a variety of insects, bugs & more! Captain Lester S. Wass American Legion Post 3, 8 Washington Street Gloucester Counts Down to Kindergarten! Thursday, August 17, 5-7pm A Citywide celebration for families of incoming kindergarten students! Meet school staff, board a school bus, get a library card & lots of family fun Ongoing Programs Stories, Bubbles & Fun: Wednesdays at 11:15am Summer Storytime with Christy at Magma 186 Main St (or 11 Pleasant St) 5th Floor of Brown's Mall Open Play @ 21 Main Thursdays at 10:30am Unstructured playtime for caregivers & children Best suited for ages 0-2 Located @ 21 Main St   Download Summer Event Schedule Here


Topsfield Fair Read & Win Program! Read your way to the Fair! Prizes from Topsfield Fair will be delivered to the library later this summer!


Summer Reading Lists 2023

Early Literacy Book List

2023 Summer Reading Grades K-2

2023 Summer Reading Grades 3 & 4

2023 Summer Reading Grade 5

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