Summer Reading Program 2018-06-05T15:34:59+00:00

Summer Reading

2018 Summer Reading Program
June 21 – August 25, 2018

Ashland Summer Reading Program Starts June 21st!

Kick-Off Day: Saturday, June 23rd

Get ready to read! Summer Reading officially starts on Thursday, June 21st, with a special Kick-Off Day on Saturday, June 23rd. (Saturday’s event is still in the planning stages, but we hope to have several live bands performing outside the Library throughout the day. Keep watching our social media for updates.) We are especially excited to announce that this year the program will again be a Community Summer Reading Program. Adults can participate, too! Anyone age 2 and older can participate in the Summer Reading Program. Join as a whole family! Readers will create an online log to track the amount of time they spend reading, earning incentives all summer long as their minutes add up. Prizes this summer will include books, tote bags, coupons to local restaurants and more. Let’s see if we can surpass last year’s total of 1,194,713 minutes!

The Ashland Summer Reading Program, funded by the Friends of the Library, has been a complete success in large part due to the support and encouragement of so many local merchants and residents. Please consider helping the Friends by sending in a monetary donation. Your donation will help purchase extra copies of required reading titles for kids in Grades 3-12, provide incentive prizes for all ages and fund programming throughout the summer. You can also support the program by donating children’s and teen books (in like-new condition, please) to be used as weekly prizes, or by volunteering your time in the Children’s Room, helping us register the kids and passing out weekly prizes.

Donations are tax-deductible. Mail donations to: Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Summer Reading Program, Ashland Public Library, 66 Front Street, Ashland, MA 01721 or donate directly online:

Please contact with any questions. Thank you!