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Summer Reading Events @ APL

Aside from the weekly programs we offer in the Children’s Room, (Toddler Times, Preschool Story Hour, and Bedtime Story Hour,) we also offer other exciting programming for various ages and interests.

Remember most  programs require registration!

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All Summer

Looking for a fun way to choose what to read next? Try playing Summer Reading Bingo. And then stop into the Children's Room and put the title of the book you read on our Summer Reading Bingo wall. Can't wait to see all the books that we can read this summer. #whatsyourfour



Tuesday, June 20

Summer Reading Kickoff     2:00 - 4:00

Join us for a celebration to kick-off the annual Summer Reading Program at the Abington Public Library on Tuesday, June 20th from 2pm to 4pm! This year, the Summer Reading theme for children, teens and adults is Build a Better World. Children and teens age 0-18 can register to be one of our summer readers and help us earn enough reading hours to help sponsor a Duck-Billed Platypus and a Fennec Fox! Be sure to register, pick up the summer reading goodies, participate in a few special activities, visit our “world of books” photo booth, and more! Build a Better World is sponsored by the Abington Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Special thanks to the Brait Builders Corporation for providing our littlest patrons with their very own hard hats! This program is funded by the Friends of the Library. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 21

Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley     10:30

Early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer Hugh Hanley returns to our library on Wednesday, June 21st at 10:30am! Circle of Songs is a fifty-minute program consisting of songs, finger-plays, rhymes and other fun activities. We might even get to sing a few of our toddler time favorites! This program is geared towards kids ages 0-5. Registration is required and begins on June 1. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation Cultural Series.

 Thursday, June 22

Rob Rivest's Comedy - Mime Show     11:15

Rob Rivest will kick-off our performer line-up with his comedy-mime show on Thursday, June 22 at 2:00pm. His show is sure to entertain an audience of all ages by teaching mime movements, calming mind activities and lots of laughter exercises. This program will be funded by the Friends of the Library. Registration will be required and is begins on June 1.


Friday June 23, 2017

Color My World with Science     1:30 - 2:15

Join Carol Carver from Self Help Inc. for a parent/child monthly gathering at the Abington Public Library. This program will include stories, different color experiments, music, movement and art projects! This program is for children ages 3-5 along with their parent/caregiver. Registration will begin on June 14.


Tuesday, June 27

Sharks!!!     7:00 

Interested in sharks?  The Abington Public Library will host Marianne Long, the Education Director from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy on Tuesday June 27 at 7:00 PM.  Learn about these misunderstood predators who make headlines every summer when they appear off the coast of the Cape.  This program includes slides and is appropriate for adults, teens, and older elementary school children (suggested for kids entering grade 3 and older). Registration is required for this program and will begin on Monday June 12; space is available for seventy-five participants.   Questions may be directed to Library Director Deborah Grimmett at 781-982-2139 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  Wednesday, June 28

Lunch Bunch     12:00

The first meeting of our Lunch Bunch Book Club will be on Wednesday, June 28th here at the Abington Public Library! Kids entering grades 4-7 are invited to dine while discussing this summer’s featured book. The first meeting will include games, book-related activities and the big reveal of this summer’s book choice! We ask that participants bring a bagged lunch and beverage to the meeting. What could be better than an afternoon of books and food?! Registration is required and begins on June 20th.  The program will be held at noon in the Anderson Story Room and is funded by the Friends of the Library.

Thursday, June 29

 Crafternoon     2:30 - 3:30

Beat the heat with our first Crafternoon of the summer! Kids entering grades 1 and up are invited to listen to a few fun stories and then put their art skills to use as they work on the featured crafts. Registration is required and begins on June 20th. Our Crafternoon programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.




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