Summer Reading to Kick off July 1


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The Cambridge Public Library’s annual Summer Reading program will kick off on July 1. The program, which will run through August 26, aims to promote reading and a love of books, while highlighting Library resources, services, spaces, and collections. 

This year’s Summer Reading program will center on five themes:

  • Get Curious: focusing on science, technology, engineering and experimentation.
  • Get Creative: all about making things: art, music, clothes, games, and more.
  • Get Cozy: focusing on things you can do around the house, like cooking, decorating and making your space your own.
  • Get Connected: all about community and connecting with friends, family and even folks you don’t know.
  • And for adults-- discover CPL: tied to activity challenges to learn more about our beloved library.

“Our Summer Reading program encourages the joy of reading for all ages and helps young people to keep up with their reading skills over the summer break.”
said Dr. Maria McCauley, Director of Libraries. “We are delighted that this year’s
Summer Reading program offers interactive experiences for readers of all ages.”

Youth readers can participate using their Book Adventure Map, available for pick up at any Cambridge Public Library location. Throughout summer, corresponding activities, events, reading suggestions and free book giveaways for youth will be available at Cambridge Public Libraries.

Adults can participate with summer reading BINGO by reading or completing the suggested activities to explore what the Library has to offer. Participants who complete the BINGO card will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to a local independent bookstore.

Bingo Cards for adults and Book Adventure Maps for youth will be available to download online starting July 1. For more information, visit your neighborhood Library or

Funding for the Summer Reading program has been generously provided by the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Library Foundation, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Friends of the Cambridge Public Library and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.



About the Cambridge Public Library:
At the Cambridge Public Library, we welcome all, inspire minds and empower community. We support a Cambridge where everyone has equitable opportunities to learn, people live their best lives, and democracy thrives. Visit our website to learn more.

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