Summer Reading Program 2021

For Children Ages 0 - 12

June 29 - August 6


Reading Challenge

Sign up for Beanstack and receive prizes!


Sign up for our online reading challenge and receive prizes for every 60 minutes you read!  Complete six hours by Thursday, August 5 and become eligible for our raffle.  Prizes will be distributed after our final concert on August 6.

Once you have registered online, stop by the library to pick up your sticker log and small prize.  

Challenge yourself during our 6-week summer reading program!

If you read 10 minutes a night, you'll complete 6 hours and receive six animal prizes.
If you read 15 minutes a night, you'll complete 9 hours and receive nine animal prizes.
And if you read 20 minutes a night, you'll complete 12 hours and receive twelve animal prizes.

Get help using Beanstack.  



Pick yours up today.

Kits are available for pick up at your library.  Please, only kit per child.

After reviewing last summer kits, we decided to make some of our kits a little more challenging for children who are 8 and up (Upper Level).  We also have weekly kits for our younger children 7 and under (Lower Level).  The age requirements are only a guideline.  Thank you. 

  STEAM Kits Craft Kits

Love my Pet

July 27 - July 31

Build a Dog Kennel
(Lower Level)

Assemble a "dog kennel" out of popsicle for your pet dog.

Sock Rabbit (Upper Level)

Stuff a sock with fill and glue together.  

Bugs, Bees and Butterflies

August 3 - August 7

Earthworm Coding (Lower Level)

Simple patterns with beads and pipe cleaners.


Glowstick Fire Fly (Upper Level)

Using recycled material, create your own glowing fire fly.


Pop-up Activities

Fun at the Library


Pop-up Activities

Wednesday at 3 pm on August 3 -- recommended for elementary age children but all are welcome.


Outside, weather permitting OR inside our large meeting room.  Remember anyone over the age of 5 and unvaccinated must wear a mask.  Thank you.  Check our Facebook page for updates.


Harry Potter Birthday

Harry Potter Birthday crafts July 31


Turtle Time at the Library

with the NECWA

Turtle Program

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Summer Reading Party

with Backyard Band Jams


Summer Reading Final Celebration

All are invited to join in the celebration with an interactive music concert from Backyard Band Jams and icecream cups. 

End of party we'll hand out raffle and participation prizes for those who completed our summer reading challenge by Thursday, August 5.

"At a Backyard Band Jam families engage in musical play with traditional children's songs, sing-along storybooks, props, and instruments (see more about that below). Remaining physically distanced, we sing together, move and groove together, and of course jam out together!

Please bring along a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on, as well as something to shake - anything from a box of mac & cheese to actual egg shakers, scarf kind of thing - face cloth, dish cloth, etc... And a collection of instruments, anything that’s a “real” instrument or ones made from the recycling bin or kitchen cabinets. All that is really required is a willingness to play musically!

Backyard Band Jams are led by, Rhonda Matson, an early childhood music specialist for over 18 years, and Owner and Director of South Coast Music Together, music education classes for families."

Backyard Band Jams has been paid for by funds from the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library.  Thank you.

Songs and Stories with Miss Chris

Friday, August 13 at 10:30 am



Join Miss Chris on August 13 for engaging stories, lively music and interactive movement.  Recommended for children ages 0 to 5.  No registration necessary.  Story time will be outside, weather permitting or inside with limited seating. Anyone unvaccinated and over the age of 5 must wear a mask.  Thank you.  Please check our Facebook page for updates.