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Summer Reading Swag Bags are here!

If you are participating in our Young Adult summer reading program and have logged 10 or more hours (600+ minutes) of reading time this summer, come by the YA room at the library to pick up a swag bag full of BONUS prizes!  (If you haven't logged 10 hours yet, you still have time!  Summer reading goes through August 20.)

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Sign up now for these upcoming Teen/Tween Events:

All programs open to rising 6th-12th graders.

Paracord Carabiners

Take & Make: Paracord Carabiners - Learn to make a braided paracord keychain/carabiner.  Pick up a kit with all the materials you'll need plus instructions. Registration required.  Kits can be picked up in the YA room beginning August 15Click here to sign up.




YA/Teen Book Club: Any book!  Want a chance to talk through your school summer reading assignment?  Come across the most amazing book that you just can't wait to share?  Looking for recommendations on what to read next?  Manga!  Mystery!  Nonfiction!  Romance!  Read any book you want and come talk about it with us!   Tuesday, 8/16, 5:30-6:30pm.  Click here to sign up.


Boss BabyYA Movie Night: "Now adults, Tim Templeton is a stay-at-home dad for two adorable daughters, while his estranged brother, Ted, is a big-shot CEO. They come together in an unexpected way when they take a magical formula that transforms them into babies for 48 hours. Joining forces with Tim's secret-agent daughter, they must go under cover to prevent an evil genius from turning fellow toddlers into monstrous brats."  Rated PG.  Wednesday, 8/17, 6:00-7:45pmClick here to register.




read beyond the beaten pathSummer Reading ends August 20

Open to rising 6th - 12th graders

Log the time you spend reading this summer to earn raffle tickets toward our Grand Prizes!  Enter to win a Nintendo Switch OLED or a Book Lover’s Bundle with gift cards, posters, and more. 


How it works

Use Beanstack to log the minutes you spend reading and earn tickets (see a librarian if you need a paper log instead of using the website/app)

  • Register at or download the Beanstack app on your mobile device
  • Join the Reuben Hoar Library YA/Teen Challenge (6th-12th grades)
  • Read and log your time spent: any type of reading counts, including graphic novels, audiobooks, or even reading aloud to another person
  • Earn extra raffle tickets by reading different formats or genres, and by attending events and completing activities

RHL Teen Book Box

Coming in September - "subscription" Teen Book Boxes!

Ready to reserve your box?

  1. Fill out this survey
  2. Our Librarians will pick 2-3 books just for you, plus themed goodies
  3. Pick up your personalized box at the library Sept 12-17
  4. Return the books and the box when you're done - the treats are yours to keep!


Littleton Middle School Summer Reading

Reading lists, story map, and a summer reading assignment sheet for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades are available at the bottom of this page.  We are happy to help you locate the books you need, but any questions about your summer reading assignment should be directed to your teachers.

The books on these lists are available in the YA Room (7th & 8th grades) and the Children's Room (6th grade).

Be sure to register for our Library Summer Reading Program as well!  You have to read for school, so you might as well get raffle tickets for all your hard work!




Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 10 am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Closed Dates

  • Monday - July 4, 2022 (Independence Day)
  • Monday - September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)
  • Monday - October 10, 2022 (Indigenous People's Day)
  • Wednesday - November 23, 2022 (Close at 4pm)
  • Thursday - November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Saturday - December 24, 2022 (Christmas Eve)
  • Monday - December 26, 2022 (Christmas)
  • Monday - January 2, 2023 (New Years)
  • Monday - February 20, 2023 (Presidents' Day)
  • Monday - April 17, 2023 (Patriots' Day)
  • Monday - May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday - June 19, 2023 (Juneteenth)


Upcoming Programs in the Children's Room

August 2022


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Story Times in August 2022


P. J. Story Time with Mrs. Sill

 August 10th. 

Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Children's Room/Drop In


Story Times on Wednesday with Mrs. Haduch

August 3, 24 and 31

at 11:00 AM

This is a story time

for 4 year olds and up.

Drop in/Children's Room


Special Story Times!

Dance and Movement with Sarah Drinkwater

Wednesday, August 10 and 17 at 11:00

in the Sturtz Room

Please sign up for this online.


We have a special Facebook Page for our Children's posts and story times.

Ask to join this private page: RHL Children's Page.


         Past story time programs can be found on that Facebook page 

which we recorded from October 2020 to May 2021.



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Dates to remember:

RHL Summer Reading 2022

Registration began June 21st

Reading Log began June 27th

The last day is August 20th


Here in the RHL Children's Room, 
our Summer Reading Program has begun!

We have had over 440 kids sign up
and have walked/read to Mt. Katahdin!

We logged 2,237 miles to get there and are now on our way BACK to Georgia on the Appalachian Trail!

Do you need an extra hours sheet?
You can find the link here at the bottom of the page

There are many events planned for August!

Check our calendar and sign up for events.

Summer Reading lists are posted on our website's front page.

In the Children's Room, the Summer Reading lists can be found near the door.

The 5th and 6th grade book selections are also there.

You can request any book that isn't on the shelf that day:



August Children's Summer Reading Events


Learn to Play the Ukulele with Julie Stepanek

August 2, 2022 at 2:00 Sturtz Roomukulele

Julie Stepanek will teach us all how to play the ukulele and do some favorite campfire songs. 

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? She will show us the fundamentals of ukulele playing.

You'll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you'll be able to play some fun and easy songs. 

No experience necessary.

 Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

Please sign up online for this fun workshop!






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Lego Club

August 11th at 2:00-3:30 

for ages 6 and up

 Sturtz Room

 Sign up online for a place. 


August 4th and 11th at 2:00

Read to Jubilee

in the Children's Room.

 Sign up online.







Hands on Nature

Heather will be doing a workshop

about Magical Fireflies

August 17th at 2:00

Sturtz Room

 She has so many facts about these awesome summer friends!

Please sign up online for a place!


Magic of Monarch Butterflies

August 6th at 1:00

Sturtz Room


Exquisite and fragile, yet strong enough to migrate thousands of miles,

monarch butterflies have captured our imaginations with their beauty and complexity.

Elke and her husband Garth have gotten to know these magical creatures well

while raising and releasing over a hundred butterflies.

What makes these butterflies so special?

How can we help them? In this lively interactive presentation, Elke will discuss facts and myths

about monarchs and share heartwarming stories and captivating photos from their experiences. 

Please sign up online for this fun event!



Summer Movie

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Please sign up online for this popular NEW movie!




Rising Fifth Graders Book Club

August 12th at 10:30 to 11:15

Join Miss Jennifer for a fun summer book club for kids going into 5th grade in the fall!

Our book will be Wonder by R.J. Palacio, which is on the 5th grade summer reading list! 

Copies of this book will be available at the main desk beginning July 18. 

Just tell the staff at the desk that you need to pick up a 5th grade book club book! 

During book club, we will play games, do a fun craft and have a book-themed snack: all out on the patio next to the Children's Room, weather permitting.  If the weather is bad, we will meet in the Sturtz Room downstairs. 




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Author Alex Carvlin

of "How to Bake a Universe"

will be visiting

Monday, August 15th

at 2:00

in the Sturtz Room

Have you heard about his book? Come in and meet Alec

 and learn about his very FUN and informative book.

There will be some fun activities to do, too! 

Please sign up online for this event.



Join this fabulous cartoonist via Zoom on August 9th at 2:00

Have plenty of paper and pencils ready!

Sign up at




Wildlife Encounters Animal Show

August 10th at 2:00

on the lawn behind the OLD library at 41 Shattuck Street.

Please bring a blanket and chair with you!

Sign up online:

Mike Bent

August 18th

7:00 PM

Sturtz Room

We love Magician Mike Bent!

He will be here in the last week of our summer reading program

to celebrate what a great 9 weeks it has been! Sign up online, please. 


Read Beyond the Beaten Path





And the two honor books are:

City Spies by Ponti

When Stars are Scattered by Jamieson


Massachusetts Children's Book Award

2022-2023 Nominees

Isla to Island by Castellanos

Twins by Johnson & Wright

Black Brother Black Brother by Parker-Rhodes

I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944: A Graphic Novel by Tarshis & Sarraseca

Blackbird Girls by Blankman

Lemons by Savage

P.S. I Miss You by Petro-Roy

Arlo Finch and the Valley of Fire by August

A Wolf Called Wander by Parry

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Stead

Yummy: A History of Desserts by Elliot

Alone by Freeman

Amari and the Night Brothers by Alston

Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Baptist

Prairie Lotus by Park

Roll with It by Sumner

Too Bright To See by Lukoff

Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Cuevas

CeCe Rios and the Desert of Souls by Rivera

Ancestor Approved by Smith

Simon B Rhymin by Reed

Float by Martin

Marley Dias Gets it Done by Dias

Dragon Egg Princess by Oh

History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics by Messner & Koch


We have copies here in the Children's Room just in case you need to read that last one!

They are located right as you come into the Children's Room, on the RIGHT. 


Massachusetts Children’s Book Award honors books that promote reading for pleasure

among students in grades four through six. Read any five books and you will be able to vote for your favorite in April 2023.

The Massachusetts Children's Book Award is sponsored by Salem State University