Summer Reading 2017

Summer Reading comes to the Children's Library!

Summer Reading Login

Summer Reading begins on Saturday, June 17 and runs through August 31. You may sign up at the Library or online using the link to the right; then log in to add your reading time. The more you read the more prizes you earn.
Pick up a copy of our brochure at the Library for details on prizes and the many fun, free programs at the Library throughout the summer. You may also view the Summer Reading Calendar (below) and look at selected pages from the brochure for more information.

Overdrive for Kids & Teens Britannica Public Library Edition - for Kids TumbleBook Library TumbleBookCloud Junior - Online Audiobooks, eBooks, Videos and more. Learning Express Library Infotrac Junior  Great Websites for Children:  An online resource provided by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, with hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children. Anita Silvey's Children's Book-A-Day Almanac




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1000 Books Before Kindergarten
  • Middleborough Public Library invites you to join us and read
    1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
    • The transition to our new 1000 Books database is complete. Please take a moment to log in to the New 1000 Books Log and give it a try.
    • Not signed up yet?
      • Click "Join Here" and fill out the information for your child.
      • Then you can start reading and add your books to the log.
    • Did you sign up in the old database?
      • Just enter your username and password - these should be the same as the old site.
      • Now click on the icon in the upper right to edit your child's profile and double check the information that was entered.
      • And then you can add books! Simply type in a title or just write "books" and click the submit button. Your books will appear on the right.
      • Unfortunately books have to be entered one at a time. You can use the "read again" feature to add more quickly.
    • Questions?
      • Please contact Children's Librarian Amanda Meyer at 508-946-2470 or
      • Thank you for your patience while we made this change.

    • Studies have shown that young children who are read-to regularly can read and write their own names and count higher at an earlier age then children who were not. We know that reading is key to brain development, language skills, and building a vocabulary. Join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and share the joy of reading with your child.
    • Who is this program for?
      • This is for children from birth to 6 years of age and their caregivers.
    • How do I sign up?
    • What do I do?
      • Start reading to your child and keep track of the number of books you read. Mark them off on the reading log or enter them online. Have a favorite story? Log and enter every time you read it.
    • What else do I need to know?
      • Read 250 books and receive a library book bag.
      • Reach 500 books and earn your first board book to keep.
      • Reach 750 books and earn another book.
      • Reach 1,000 books and receive a backpack for Kindergarten.
    • ... But! 1,000 books is a lot - how can I read that many?
      • 3 books a day for 1 year= 1,095 books
      • 1 book a day for 3 years= 1,095
      • And Don't Forget to Count the Books Miss Amanda shares at Storytime! They count too!
    • This program is brought to you with funds from the Pierce Trustees.
    • Logo used with permission from the 1,000 Books Foundation.