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2021 Child Summer Reading Program

Pollard Summer Reading Program for Kids!

How It Works

Reading Component

Like last summer, we will be using an online program called Beanstack where you can track your reading remotely. If you signed up for last year’s online summer reading, all you have to do is log into your account, join the Summer Reading Program and GO! If you are new to using Beanstack it is very easy to sign up and create an account.

Our Children’s online reading program is for children in Grade 4 and younger. Even little ones can join because being read to counts!
Here’s how it works –
Our online Summer Reading Program runs June 21 through August 13, 2021.
Sign up online.

This summer we are dividing our reading program into 2-week blocks. For each 2 week block, you must read for 8 days. On the days you read, it doesn’t matter how much you read. You can read as long as you want and read whatever you want. When you read, log into your Beanstack account and record your reading. If you read for 8 days in the 2-week block and record your reading, you will earn a virtual badge and a prize! You will also earn virtual raffle tickets for our end-of-summer reading raffle!

Need more information about how to sign up?  Click here.

We also made a video about summer reading.

Remember: You can always stop by the Children’s Desk or call us at 978-674-1529 for more information.  We are always happy to help you!


Summer Reading Virtual Kick Off Event 2021
Zoom with Animal Adventures – check out the video of the Kick-off below!

Virtual Mother Goose on the Loose Storytimes
Mother Goose is a storytime designed for children age 3 and younger. There is an emphasis on music, rhyme, and movement.
Big siblings are always welcome!
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
July 13 – August 3, 2021
Sign up online or call the Children’s Desk at 978-674-1529.

Grab and Go Crafts
Supplies are limited and sign up required.
Sign up online or call the Children’s Desk at 978-674-1529.
For children in Kindergarten and Older
Week of June 28
Neighborhood Safari Grab and Go

Week of July 12
Fish Tails Grab and Go

Week of July 19
Unicorn Tails Grab and Go

Week of July 26
Dinosaur Grab and Go

Week of August 2
Bug Jar Grab and Go

ZOOM Take and Make Storytimes
Fridays at 10:30 AM
July 16 through August 6
We will ZOOM a live storytime for children age 4 +. In addition to storytime, prior to the ZOOM storytime, families will pick up a Take and Make craft bag. As part of the ZOOM storytime, at the end of the formal storytime, we will work on our craft together.
Pick up for that Friday’s craft will begin the previous Monday.
Supplies are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Sign up online or call the Children’s Desk at 978-674-1529.
July 16 Theme: We’re All Happy Campers! – A Camping Storytime
July 23 Theme: Bird theme – Owl Windsock craft
July 30 Theme: A Whale of a Good Time – A Beach Storytime
August 6 Theme: More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys! – A Merry Monkey Storytime
August 13 Theme: Pond Animals – Frog Craft Tube
August 20 Theme: We’ve Got the Storytime Bug! A Buggy Storytime

Summer Reading Lists

K- grade 4 Summer Reading List 2021

Summer Reading Materials for Students entering Grades K-4 (2021)

Summer Reading Materials for Students entering Grades 5-8 (2021)

Lowell High School Summer Literacy 2021