Summer Reading Program 2020

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The Fitchburg Youth Library invites all children, ages 18 months through Grade 6 to sign up for the 2020 Summer Reading Program.   Read books and participate in fun library challenges and games to earn prizes.  Click HERE for a description of the prizes. 

How to Participate

Get your book bag!   Pick up your Summer Reading Book Bag at the library during our curbside service hours: Monday & Tuesday from 10am to 7pm, Thursday & Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 1pm.  Fill out the SRP Registration Postcard and drop it off or mail it back to us. Check your bag for additional ways to participate in our Summer Reading Program and win prizes.  Or download your Virtual Summer Reading Book Bag using the links below. 

Virtual Summer Reading Book Bag

Online Registration Form
Beanstalk Leaf - Help our beanstalk grow! (printable)
Online Reading Log
Timed Reading Log (printable)
Title Reading Log (printable)
Library BINGO card for Pre-K (printable)
Library BINGO card for Grade 1 to 5 (printable)
VIRTUAL Raffle Ticket

Summer Schedule

We are working on adding activities to our summer schedule.  Please check back! 

July 16 & 17 @ 4pm - Henna Alchemy.  Pick up a kit and learn how to decorate with Henna.  This program is for children ages 12 and up.  (2) 1 hour zoom meetings are required.  Click here to Register. 

July 16 @ 6pm - Ed The Wizard!  Tune to this virtual program to learn how to do magic tricks at the table! The video will be available on our Facebook page and our Youtube page.  Email Ms. Nikki at for a link to the video.

July 29 - Cookie Decorating!  Pick up your kit at the library the day before and then join Mandy via zoom to learn how to decorate cookies. This program is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Registration Required.  Click here to Register.

Aug 5 - Online Improv Session with Sally Cragin and the Riverfront Family Theatre via Zoom.  This program is for children 7 and up.  Registration required.  Click here to Register.

Aug 6 - Mask Making!  Pick up your kit at the library and join Mandy via Zoom to make a mask! This program is appropriate for ages 9 and up. Registration Required.  Click here to Register.

Aug 12 - Storytelling with Tarot.  Learn how to create a story using tarot cards via Zoom.  This program is for children (and teens) ages 9 and up.  Registration Required. Click here to Register.

Aug 12 - Teddy Bear Sleepover!  Drop off your teddy bear (or other favorite stuffed animal) to spend the night at the library.  Registration Required.  Click here to Register.


Pick up a Grab and Go STEAM Bag!  If you would like to pick up a Grab and Go STEAM bag, please fill out the appropriate form: Grades K to 3 or Grades 4 to 7 or email Ms. Nikki at

Grades K to 3

July 6 -  Catapult Kit
July 13 - Straw Pipe Musical Instrument Kit
July 20 - Mystery in a Bag
July 27 - Marble Labyrinth Kit
Aug 3 - Forensic Science Fingerprint Challenge Kit
Aug 10 - Flying Bat Kit
Aug 17 - Coffee Filter Art and Science Kit
Aug 24 - Shelter From the Sun Bead Animals with UV Light Sensitive Beads

Grades 4 to 7

July 6 - Catapult Kit
July 13 - Index Card Towers
July 20 - Skittles Science Project
July 27 - Surface Tension and Coins
Aug 3 - Toothpick Star Science Experiment

How to Win Prizes

We have a lot of great prizes this year!  Here’s how you can earn a chance to win.  The last day to submit raffle tickets is September 8th (the day after Labor Day). 

  • Fill out a virtual raffle ticket - for every virtual program you attend, you will receive a virtual raffle ticket. 
  • Physical raffle tickets - Grab and Go bags and other kits will include raffle tickets.   You can drop these tickets off at the library or mail them to us: 610 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420
  • Log your reading!  Click on the link below to log your reading and increase your chances of winning.
  • Complete library challenges - Your SRP bookbag contains challenges and activities.  When you complete them, fill out the appropriate raffle ticket and drop it off or mail it in. 

Click HERE for a complete description of all the prizes!!

Every raffle ticket will be entered to win the grand prize!  A Boston Bruins Team-Signed Jersey!!!  We will receive this prize in August, when the Bruin’s offices open again.

Log your Reading