Summer Reading All Ages

A red cartoon fox with text read beyond the beaten path.
Summer Reading Program for readers of every age!
June 22 – August 19

Summer Reading is for everyone and our staff has planned a fabulous roster of free and fun activities!

The theme for this summer is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path,” and we encourage everyone to sign up! Summer Reading runs from June 22nd through August 19th. During this time, readers of every age will have opportunities to win raffle tickets and prizes by reading, visiting the library, attending special events, and exploring unique places around the North Quabbin.

Beanstack, a web and mobile app, is back with new challenges for adults, teens, and kids. To sign up, visit, choose a challenge based on the reader’s age and get ready to track reading, complete activities, earn badges, and win prizes!

In addition to the Virtual Beanstack Challenges, there will be Visitor’s Challenges designed with frequent library visitors in mind. You can choose to participate in either challenge or both – we recommend both!

Upstairs, for adults, this takes the form of Beyond the Beaten Path Bingo – Participants will be rewarded for exploring new places, trying unfamiliar activities, and reading adventurously! Vist the library to get your bingo card & information about special summer events.

Teens can earn grand prize raffle tickets by borrowing items from the teen space, writing book reviews, and attending programs.

Using our special summer calendar, kids track their reading, earn raffle tickets for weekly prize drawings, and add paper links to their caterpillar that lives in the Children’s Room.

We have a lot of live, in-person programming planned for you! Be sure to check our calendar ( to see what else is happening! Some activities are just for children and young families, some are just for teens, some are just for adults - and some are for everyone! As always, library events are free of charge and open to the public, but sometimes we ask you to register in advance.

The 2022 Summer Reading Program is for everyone and we can’t wait to see you! Visit the library soon for complete details!

Please give us a call at 978-249-9515 with any questions you have!

Artwork ©2022 by Kayla Miller for iREAD® The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Also sponsored by The Friends of the Athol Public Library and Athol Savings Bank.