Read, Renew, Repeat! From reading challenges to library programs, to special events and school summer reading requirements, the info is all here for rising 6th-12th graders!

Up for reading challenges for a chance to win weekly raffle prizes? Grab a book and get cracking. Got a sweet tooth? Summer Sweets & Science happens every Monday, where we’ll learn a little about food magic and make fun, creative treats to take home. Other programs include jewelry making and art crafts, movies, Teen Advisory Board meetings, and a summer book club.


Reading

This summer is all about conservation, recycling, and restoration and we all know that reading can play a role. Come to Goodnow to check out a title or participate in our summer “reused” book program. We love using a book more than once!

To start, grab a free “mystery” book from the Teen Room (while supplies last). These books are for you to keep! Want to browse or choose a different title? Come to the teen area where you’ll find a cart of donated books to take or trade.

Bookmarks, prizes, and raffles! You’ll find weekly bookmarks in the teen area, each with different challenges, from reading a book that’s never been made into a movie to reading a book under a tree. This summer is about the enjoyment of reading! Complete any or all of them, fill out your name, and return the bookmark to the collection box in the teen area (and check out some new material).

This enters you for weekly raffles of $10 gift certificates to Dunkin’ as well as a chance at the end-of-summer grand prize: a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble (and probably some food, it’s fun to snack while reading). Find the teen librarian and show her your bookmark at Goodnow, and you’ll get a prize too.

Going away or reading online? You can still earn prizes by tracking your reading in Beanstack. Visit goodnowlibrary.beanstack.org and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge Already registered for a previous challenge? Login with the same account information to sign up for our Summer Challenge! Want to use your phone or tablet? Download the free Beanstack app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store to track your Summer Reading activity on-the-go Track your reading and earn virtual reading badges! Read and log your reading at least once a week to be entered into the weekly drawings or read for 11 hours to be entered for the grand prize.

The Summer Reading Raffle Program runs from Thursday, June 13 to Thursday, August 15.

Questions? Need help registering? Email teen librarian Laurie Ensley at [email protected]


Summer Activities & Programs

Join us every week at the Goodnow Library for fun activities and events. Programs include Summer Sweets and Science, creative art workshops, book clubs, henna alchemy, and more!

Check out the Goodnow Library Calendar to register!

Summer Sweets & Science

6/24, 5:00-5:45 PM: Cookie Dough Dip

7/1, 5:00-5:45 PM: Chocolate Covered Fruit

7/8, 5:00-5:45 PM: Mason Jar Ice Cream

7/15, 5:00-5:45 PM: Candy Sushi

7/22, 5:00-5:45 PM: Garden Dirt Pudding Pails

7/29, 5:00-5:45 PM: Tiny Food

8/5, 5:00-5:45 PM: Zebra Cake

Creative Arts

6/29, 7/25 & 8/29, 3:00-4:00 PM: Fiber Arts Drop-in Club

7/24, 4:00-5:00 PM: Drop-in Recycled Tiny Art

8/13, 4:00-5:00 PM: Painted Ceramic Mushroom Dish

8/21, 3:00-4:30 PM: Recycled Leather Bracelets

Book Clubs

7/17, 4:00-4:45 PM

8/14, 4:00-4:45 PM

Special Programs

7/9, 4:00-6:00 PM: Teen Movie: Jaws

7/31, 4:00-7:00 PM: Tiny Art Exhibit

8/6, 3:00-4:00 PM: Henna @ the Library

Teen Advisory Board

7/30, 5:30-6:30 PM

8/20, 5:30-6:30 PM


School Summer Reading 2024

Curtis Middle School

There is no required summer title, though students are expected to read at least three books. Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) and Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award (MTCBA) nominee lists are also a great source, and we have both collections of these titles available at Goodnow. MCBA titles are in the children’s room, MCTBA are upstairs in teen as stand-alone collections.

Use the following link for the ECMS Library Catalog for reading recommendations: Curtis Middle School

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Students in grades 9-12 are required to read at least one title from the following list. Please note that copies of these titles will be available at Goodnow to check out on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accountable, by Dashka Slater

I Must Betray You, by Ruta Sepetys

Patron Saints of Nothing, by Randy Ribay

The Sunbearer Trials, by Aiden Thomas

Red Palace, by June Hur

For English Department requirements, visit: LSRHS Summer Reading (available after Memorial Day)