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Summer Reading Kickoff on the Beverly Common
Wednesday, June 14 from 6:30-8 PM
Rain date: Tuesday, June 20

Come celebrate the start of Summer Reading. Join us to find out more information about all of the amazing summer happenings at the library and register for the Summer Reading program. For all ages.


Your voice has power! The 2023 Summer Reading theme is, “Find Your Voice!” Join in the fun and share your voice by registering for our Summer Reading program. To complete the reading program, we are asking you to read for 12 hours from June 14 to August 9. Keep track of your reading using a reading log with stickers. Listening to books counts as reading too! The reading log and stickers will be available on June 14 at the Summer Reading Kickoff and at the library after the kickoff.

Children ages 4 and under who reach the goal of 12 hours will win a free book. Children ages 5-12 who complete 12 hours will receive a Topsfield Fair Prize Package: one admission ticket, one hot dog and drink voucher, and two ride tickets.

To be eligible for the Topsfield Fair Prize Package you need to pass in the reading log to the Children’s Room or email a picture of your completed reading log to Margie McClory by Wednesday, August 9. Everyone who brings their log back will also win a mochi squishy toy and be entered in a raffle to win some cool prizes!


Register for the teen Summer Reading program for opportunities to win great prizes including free books, tickets to the Topsfield Fair, and raffle tickets for the grand prizes—$50 gift cards! Teens win prizes by completing squares on our “Find Your Voice” game cards. The more you read and the more you do, the more you win! Sign up at the Summer Reading Kickoff on June 14! You can also sign up and get your game card starting Thursday, June 15 at the library. Game cards are due by 9 PM on Wednesday, August 9. Questions? Contact Katie Nelson.


Summer reading isn’t just for kids! Join the fun by rating the books you read this summer to win prizes. Simply fill out our Summer Reading Book Rating form, available at the library and online, and submit it by Sunday, August 13. For each book rated you earn entry into a raffle for a $50 gift card. Questions? Contact Lisa Ryan.

“Find Your Voice!” is sponsored by the Beverly Public Library, the Friends of the Beverly Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, and the Topsfield Fair.