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read beyond the beaten path2022 Summer Reading is almost here!

June 27 - 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 our Beanstack app to log the minutes you spend reading and earn tickets
    • Any type of reading counts, including graphic novels, audiobooks, or even reading aloud to another person
  • Attend events and complete activities to earn bonus tickets
    • Events include: Board Game Nights, Take & Make Craft Kits, Book Clubs, and Workshops on 3D Printing, Henna Alchemy, Needle Felting, Tie Dye, and more!

Registration opens June 20 - more information will be posted here soon!


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!




Library Hours

  • Monday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED


Upcoming Programs in the Children's Room

May 2022


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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.


P.J. Story time with Mrs. Sill 

( Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM)

  There will be no P. J. Story Time in May


This is Drop-In and held in the

Children's Room

Mrs. Sill's videoed P.J. Story times are available on our website, too.


Littles and Letters Story times In Person Story Time

(Meets Wednesdays at 11:00 AM)

11:00 AM

May 4th, the letter "Q,"

May 11th, the letter "R,"

(skip the 18th)

May 25th, the letter "S."


This is designed for 3-5 year olds. 

Meets in the Sturtz Room which is right across from the Children's Room

A video version of "Littles and Letters" on these days will be accessible

on our private RHL Children's Page on Facebook page.

Just ask to become a member. 



      Toddler Story times with Jen Hamilton

Meets In Person on Friday mornings at 10:30 AM

in the Sturtz Room

May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. 

These will be the last Toddler Story Times until the Fall. 

           This is designed for ages 18-36 months.

Please sign up online. 


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Mini Herb Planter

for Kids in Grades 3-5


3:30—4:30 PM

Sturtz Meeting Room

This activity is organized by Littleton Country Gardeners.

The children will be making a planter designed by Chris McCumber. 

Please signup online at:

Go to our calendar and look for the REGISTER button on 5/16.


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Second Grade Book Club

Tuesday, May 24th at 4:00

(Note Date change.)

in the Murray Room

We will be reading books in the series "My Furry Foster Family" by Debbi Florence.

There are 8 books in the series and you can read any of them.

You can read this book to yourself, OR someone can read it TO you! 

The ebooks are also available using Hoopla. 

Please sign up online for this fun reading club. 





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Fourth Grade Book Group

May 12th, 2022 at 4:30

Sturtz Room

Calling all 4th graders!

 Join Miss Jennifer in the Sturtz Room for a fun, interactive book club at 4:30 on May 5th.

Each of our book clubs will include discussion, games, crafts and a book-themed snack.

You don't need to place a hold on the book- we will have copies at the front desk for you to pick up.

The books we read for March, April (Because of Winn DIxie and May (Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing) will be available for pickup

when you are at book club the previous month.

So, March's book can be picked up at book club in February, April's book can be picked up at book club in March, etc.

Please sign up on the calendar on our website - when you sign up for March's book club, you will be automatically enrolled in all 3!

May Events for Children/Parents Held in the RHL


Dyslexia Reads Comic Club

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Saturday, May 14

Murray Room

2:00 - 3:00

With John Woodward

This is for Pre-K through 2nd grade.

We will be reading "Curious George Feeds the Animals" and then make Origami animals.

Please sign up online.



Homeschool Hangout

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Friday, May 20th

Murray Room


Hosted by Sarah Kinghorn

Drop in event.

Monthly meet up for homeschool families with a different topic/craft each month.

Come in and say hello.

Activities are to be determined.



Hosted by Littleton SEPAC

Special Education Parent Support Group

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Thursday, May 19th

Murray Room

6:00 to 8:00

If parents need childcare at the library for their children

during the support group, or have questions,

they should email:

Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Here in the RHL Children's Room,

we are preparing for our Summer Reading Program 2022!

Registration will begin on June 21, 2022 (we are closed on June 20)

and the Reading Log will begin on June 27th, 2022. 

There will be the BIG raffle of 30 prizes as well as some incentives along the way as you read.

Many programs and presentations have been planned for this 9 week program. 
Stay tuned for details! 








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Massachusetts Children's Book Award

We can't wait to see the winning titles!

The 2021-2022 MCBA list is here!

 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. 


Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows (Book 1) by Ryan Calejo

City Spies by James Ponti

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Love, Sugar, Magic: A Dash of Trouble ( Book 1) by Ann Meriano

Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya

Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

Save Me a Seat by Weeks and Varadarajan

Scouts by Sharon Greenland

The Storm Runner (Book 1) by J.C. Cervantes

The Talk : Conversations about Race, Love & Truth edited by Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson

To: Night Owl From: Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

The Twelve by Cindy Lin

Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey

What’s the Issue: Climate Change (Book 3) by Tom Jackson and Cristina Guitian

When Life Gives You Mangos by Kereen Getten

When the Stars Scattered by Victoria Jameison and Omar Mohamed

The Wild Robot (Book 1) by Peter Brown

The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream: Power Forward; On Point: Bounce Back by Hena Khan



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