It’s never been more important to keep reading during the summer!

Summer reading programs support your child or teen to read or be read to regularly, which is the best way to maintain—or even improve—their reading level & skills and foster a life-long love of reading.

Print out the reading log for the summer program below, or you can pick one up at the curbside check in area (the old entrance) of the library.

If you're using it for an independent reader (generally ages 7-17), have them read at least 20 minutes a day (or choose a longer goal).

If you're using it for a beginning reader, have them read at least 10 minutes or 1 book a day if you’re a beginning reader (a choose whatever goal will be most supportive to their reading efforts).

If you're using it for a pre-reader (a child who is not reading on their own yet or is primarily being read to), try to read to them for at least 5 minutes a day.

*Feel free to adapt these guidelines to whatever will best support your child's or teen's reading.*

They need to do at least 42 days (6 weeks) of the summer to be considered finished, though more is encouraged! When they’re done, you can return their completed reading to the Library if we are open, put it in the Book Drop if we’re not (& it is) take a picture of the completed chart & email it to hubbardyouthroom@gmail.com, or mail it to: 

Hubbard Memorial Library, attn. Youth Room

24 Center St.

Ludlow MA 01056

EVERYONE WHO HANDS IN THEIR LOG WILL GET AN ENVELOPE OF PRIZES,but we will also be raffling off 12 themed grand prize baskets & bags on 9/1/20.

We must receive your youth's completed log by August 31st for them to be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle.                  

The Grand Prizes are:

Harry Potter basket, Board Games Bag, Marvel Bag, Unicorn Bag  Magic Trick Basket, Narnia Basket, Starbucks Bag, Star Wars Bag, Princesses Basket, Arts & Crafts Pack, Glam Basket, or a Snack Basket from Randall’s Farm.

Each child will get 12 tickets; if your child wants to try for just one basket, PLEASE WRITE THE NAME OF THE PRIZE ON THEIR LOG. Otherwise, we will distribute their tickets evenly among the 12 prizes. 

(SAFETY NOTE: All prizes will be assembled, wrapped or sealed, & stored in an unused area of the library several weeks before the end of the program. We will do the raffle at the beginning of September, but if necessary will delay giving out prizes until authorities say it is safe to do so.)

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Weekly visit with the Memphis Zoo!

11:00am - 12:00pm

Let the library take you to the zoo!

The Hubbard Library has arranged an exclusive weekly visit with the Memphis Zoo in Memphis, Tennessee! Senior Veterinarian Felicia Knightly will spend an hour each week giving an insiders view of what it's like to take care of the animals physically and medically, show us training sessions, and get up close and personal in a way you'd never get with a live zoo visit!

Upcoming visits will include: giraffes (we'll get to see how they train the giraffes to get into their hooves trim, which is no small feat for an animal so big!), red pandas (we'll watch one get an getting ultrasound for pregnancy!) plus sea lions, grizzlies, seals, polar bears, reptiles, giant pandas, elephants, bonobos, orangutans, lemurs, aardvarks, sloths, rhinos, & more!

Each session will include time for questions and answers from the participants!

You can take a sneak peak here:


Registration is required so that we can send you a private, password-protected Zoom link. You will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate.

Our website is currently experiencing some difficulties: you may get an error message after you register, but the registrations ARE going through, you do not need to try again. We will do our best to call you to let know we got the registration!