The Town of Reading and the Reading Public Library announced today that they have selected STV Construction, Inc., of Summer Street, Boston, an employee-owned, national professional services firm, to provide Owner’s Project Management Services for the Reading Public Library renovation and addition scheduled to commence in 2014.
Recently borrowed something from the library that was awesome? Let everyone know! Take one of the Awesome bookmarks located next to the indoor book drop and stick it in the item being returned! We will display these items in the library. The Awesome Box comes from Harvard’s The Library Lab. The RPL is looking forward to seeing what you think is awesome!
Historian Jeremy D’Entremont will present lighthouses between Boston Harbor and the New Hampshire border, with an emphasis on stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. Featured will be two lost lighthouses: Egg Rock Light off Nahant, and the Ipswich Light at Cranes Beach. The presentation will include many historic images as well as D’Entremont’s recent photos.
Tuesday July 2, 2013 @ 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Bring your creativity and join us for a fun afternoon of Hollywood inspired crafts. Open to students entering grades 6-12, this free ‘make and take’ event will get you ready to walk down the red carpet.
No registration necessary. The event is part of the ‘Reel Summer’ Teen Reading Program sponsored by the Friends of the Reading Public Library.
Thursday, June 27 @ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for a Teen Movie Trivia Night – held outside in the front portico of the Reading Public Library. Open to students entering grades 6-12.
**movie music themes
**before they were stars photos
Prizes Galore! Free, no registration required. This event is part of the “Reel Summer” Teen Summer Reading Program.
The Reading Public Library is pleased to announce our newest library pass for the maker space: Einstein’s Workshop! Located in Burlington, MA, Einstein’s Workshop is the place where adults and kids can explore science, technology and math using LEGO’s, K’NEX, a 3D Printer and much much more. This pass admits up to two children for drop in exploration fun! The library would like to thank Einstein’s Workshop for their generous donation of this awesome pass! If you are interested in reserved this or any of our other library passes, please go here.
Are you ready for Summer? From pre-schoolers to adults, there is something for everyone during the summer at the Reading Public Library! Education experts have shown children who don’t read during the summer lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to regular studies in the fall! We can all avoid this “summer slide” by picking up a saucy beach read or listening to a family-friendly book during that long vacation car ride!
Visit our “Summer Reading Central” page to find the summer reading program for you and your family! All summer reading programs kick off on Monday, June 24!
Photo by Dave Crosby (DaveCrosby) / Flickr.com
Wednesday, June 26th @ 11am – Noon
Join us for our awe-inspiring summer reading kick-off event!
Keith Michael Johnson will reveal the science behind the magic of bubbles, all while he amazes you with unique bubble sizes and shapes. Bubble sculptures and bubbles big enough to hold a person will be created before your very eyes. This program is for families with children of all ages. Free; no registration necessary.
Thank you to the Friends of the Reading Public Library for sponsoring the event.
For those of you who missed our annual “Summer Sizzlers” event, please be sure to check out the list of almost 60 recommended reads by 9 of our wonderful library staff members. We’ve provided a printable .pdf list, as well as a link to our 2013 Summer Sizzlers list on Pinterest.
See something you like? Reserve your copy today online or by contacting the Information Desk at 781-942-6703 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Four months after her husband’s death, Janie LaMarche remains undone by grief and anger. Her mourning is disrupted, however, by the unexpected arrival of a builder with a contract to add a porch onto her house. Stunned, Janie realizes the porch was meant to be a surprise from her husband and now his last gift to her. As she reluctantly allows construction to begin, Janie discovers that the unknowable terrain of the future is best navigated with the help of others, even those we least expect to call on, much less learn to love.