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: PreSchool Storytime series "Look Up!"

11:00am - 11:30am

Monday morning storytime!

Meet Youth Services librarian July each Monday morning for 30 minutes of funny, informative, engaging stories, finger-plays, songs and games!

This is a hybrid program: the program will take place on the library lawn when weather and safety allow, with equipment set up during the live event for those who wish to participate virtually; the program will happen only via Zoom when needed due to weather or safety. 

For safety reasons, registration is required. If the program is happening virtually, please note that REGISTRATION CLOSES 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE PROGRAM BEGINS. You will receive an email with a private, secure link to participate via Zoom.In order to participate You will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate. In order to maintain internet safety, we require registration so that we can send you a private link and a password to get into the session, and will send you a new link and password each week.