Please note that the Children's Room closes 15 minutes before scheduled Library closing times.
The Summer Reading Program
at the Reuben Hoar Library
Come into the Children's Room
to get your Reading Logs and all information.
Registration begins on June 19th.
Start timing your reading on June 26th
The last day to pick up tickets and prizes is August 19.
Why do libraries do Summer Reading Programs?
Programming, materials, and activities for elementary-aged children should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round.
Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation.
Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs.
For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months
where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.
The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
• Children are motivated to read.
• Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
• Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
• Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
• Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
Seed Library is Open for Business
Seed Library Littleton (SLL), housed right here at Reuben Hoar Library and sponsored by Littleton Community Farm,
is a free resource for growing and saving seed. Simply find the vegetable you’d like to grow in the card catalog, sign it out, and get growing!
See the Seed Library Tab on this website for more info!
Hanna P. Dodge Scrap-book