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Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020

June 22 – August 28

Read, explore and learn with us this summer!
All ages and abilities welcome.


Take the challenge

  • Each registration comes with a summer reading challenge.
  • Choose the activities you want to try and collect as many badges as you can throughout the summer.
  • Cambridge residents who complete at least half the activities by Friday, August 28 will receive a Porter Square Books e-gift card, while supplies last.

Enjoy what you read

Join us for a virtual event

Virtual programs for adults 
  • More information coming soon! Check our events calendar for more information.
Virtual programs for kids and families
  • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
  • Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays at 11 a.m.
  • Plus some Saturdays

Download the full summer schedule of children’s program and events (.pdf)

Thank you!

Summer Reading is sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, East Cambridge Savings Bank, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.