The Tewksbury Public Library is holding its First Annual Summer Reading Kickoff Party this Friday, June 24, 2022, from 3pm to 7pm, at Livingston Street Park (288 Livingston St.).
This fun-filled event will feature a concert for families with Mary Beth Maes from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, and a concert for adults with the White Street Band, from 5:30pm to 7pm. The White Street Band offers an energetic blend of classic rock and blues that will get you up and dancing. The band plays a varied set list ranging from classic rock legends such as the Kinks, Rolling Stones, & Lou Reed to driving blues makers Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton & J. Geils.
The event will also feature two food trucks, including “What The Fork,” a favorite of customers of the Tewksbury Community Market. Food trucks will be on site from 4pm to 7pm, so grab dinner while at the kickoff. Cash and debit/credit accepted.
Children and teens can have fun at the dunk tank, and crafts will be available for kids.
This event also provides the perfect opportunity to sign up for the library’s Summer Reading program. Library staff will be on hand to assist any child, teen or adult in registering.
An overview of the various summer reading programs at the Tewksbury Public Library is below.
The Rubber Duckie Club is for babies up to age 4. Pick up forms in the Children's Room. Get a prize and raffle ticket for every 10 duckies you color in.
The Read to Bead program is for kids ages 5 to 11. Pick up forms in the Children's Room. Earn beads for all the time you read. Get a raffle ticket for every four hours you read and you'll be entered to win one of FIFTY raffle prizes this summer!
The Tween Summer Challenge is for students entering grades 5 to 7. Register on the library’s free Beanstack website or app, which can be found at https://tewksburypl.beanstack.org/reader365. Earn raffle tickets for awesome prizes by reading or attending program.
The Teen Summer Challenge is for students entering grades 8 to 12. Register on the library’s free Beanstack website or app, which can be found at https://tewksburypl.beanstack.org/reader365. Earn raffle tickets for awesome prizes by reading or attending programs.
The Adult Summer Reading Challenge is for ages 18 and up. Log every day that you read and you will be entered to win daily prizes from Donna's Donuts, Vic's Waffle House and Tree House Brewing Company (for entrants 21 and over!) Register on the library’s free Beanstack website or app at https://tewksburypl.beanstack.org/reader365. If you prefer to log your summer reading on paper, paper logs are available at the library’s Front Desk.
This summer, the Library is also holding more than 200 events – indoors, outdoors and virtually – this summer. Check out all of your options by visiting the library’s calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org.
The Library’s Summer Reading programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Public Library.