Summer Reading for Kids

This year the Jones Library summer reading program is online!

Some things are the same as years past, and other things are brand new!

  • You can still read anything you want!
  • Keep track of the minutes you spend reading.
  • To log the minutes you read, register for Beanstack, our Summer Reading app, here:
  • Here's How It Works (PDF) at a glance.
  • There will be new fun activities every week — tune into our Kids Room Facebook and Instagram pages for updates and activities, weekly Polish Bilingual storytime, book recommendations from staff. And check out our Super Secret Storytime Hotline by calling 413-259-3143.
  • There will be one big prize drawing at the end of the summer reading program, on August 15th. Everyone who reads 10 hours, completing the challenge, is entered into the raffle! Prizes from local businesses will be delivered to the winners.
  • We’ll miss helping you find armloads of books that are just right for you — but we’re still here to help with questions about our many online resources, what to read next, help with getting a Boston Public Library eCard, and placing holds for walk-up pick up. Call us at 413-259-3091 or email .

Thanks to the Friends of the Jones Libraries for supporting the Kids Summer Reading Program!