If you managed to be one of the lucky folks in town who scored a ticket to the Bruins visit to the Tewksbury Public Library this past Saturday, you had a treat. Ten new players to the Bruins, including first round draft pick Malcolm Subban and third round pick Matthew Grzelcyk, charmed families by reading to them, conducting trivia (with signed pucks as prizes), playing outdoor games like "Puck Puck Bruin" and "Nightwatch," and making a dreamcatcher craft to gel with this year's summer reading theme, Dream Big Read. This was followed up by an autographing session with all of the players and each child got to go home with a swag bag from the Bruins, including many goodies. The players were fantastic with the kids and everyone had a wonderful time. Check out the official link of photos on the Bruins website here. Or find more photos of the fun on our Facebook page.
The Tewksbury Public Library thanks the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for organizing this event and for supporting and promoting summer reading throughout the state.
Speaking of summer reading, come by the Library to pick up your required summer reading for school. We have all the reading lists here and great non-fiction suggestions for kids in grades K to 4 (they have to read at least one non-fiction book this summer). For the first time, 5th and 6th graders are required to read a book from a specific short list. We have the titles here! If they are checked out, just ask how to place a hold on a book and we'll get it to you as soon as we can. Please be aware that there is great demand for these titles, so be prompt in returning them, please, so others may also do their reading assignment. Lost your lists or assignments? You can find them all at the Tewksbury Public Schools' website.
And don't forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Club for kids in preschool up to entering 6th grade. Win prizes for reading all summer long! You can sign up all the way until the beginning of August, so there's still plenty of time. Register online or come on into the Library if you want to keep track of your books on a paper log. Teens in 7th grade on up can register, too, but they can only register online. Teens are reading for a fabulous raffle basket full of night time activity prizes!
We've got a lot of programs going on all summer long at the Library. Every Monday afternoon we feature a Family Movie Matinee at 2:00pm. No registration required, just bring a blanket and pillow and snacks and spread out in our air conditioned meeting room. Or join us every Wednesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm to make a Cool Craft for ages 5 to 12. Just drop in to make one! Every Friday is Family Fun Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm when we do an activity outside (usually). From Sprinkler Day to Bubbles Day to Fairy House Building, there's something for everyone! And that's just a small sampling of our programs. Click on our Calendar of Events to see what else there is to do. Something is happening every day here, and all of our events are FREE!
For more information about anything going on at the Library, give us a call at 978.640.4496 or else check out our webpage.