Concord Library Summer Reading Program

June 8, 2020

Dear Families:

We have partnered with the Concord Free Public Library to join efforts with their summer reading program for kids and teens of all ages.  Please see the announcement below and links to the reading lists.  All Concord Public School and CCHS students can enroll.  We encourage all students to participate.



The Concord Free Public Library invites kids and teens to join the online Summer Learning Program, ”Imagine Your Story.” The program runs June 15 – August 31 and is free and open to children from preschool through high school. The goal of the Summer Learning Program is to keep kids and teens reading and learning during summer, ensuring that they maintain or gain skills and start the next school year on track and ready to learn.

The program focuses on steam-related, educational, fun and enriching activities. The Library will host weekly learning challenges, and give kids an opportunity to share their creations in a fun supportive environment. Kids will be encouraged to participate in Chronicling Concord through Covid-19 initiative.

Programs will include storytimes, book groups, concerts, cooking workshops, a trivia game contest, a superhero costume party, a science game, writing workshops, a photography workshop, a paper clay workshop, and an Alien adventure game.  The summer fun will culminate in a talent show in which kids and teens are invited to submit a 3 minute video of them sharing their special talent. All programs will be virtual.

Kids will have weekly opportunities to win gift certificates to local shops. Students at Concord Public Schools can earn 2 free homework passes for participating. Elementary students in Concord Public Schools have an added option of receiving a free book for participating. The program seeks to encourage kids to develop a civic spirit and charitable, community-minded outlook. On behalf of the children’s participation, the Friends of the Library will make a donation to Gaining Ground, a nonprofit organic farm in Concord, Massachusetts. As an added reward, the kids who have the highest level of summer participation will be invited to Gaining Ground to present the donation at the end of the summer.

The Summer Learning Program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  Register at: For more information about the Summer Learning Program, including where and how kids can sign up to participate, visit

For information about all our summer events, visit:

Book lists for all grades are posted here: