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Children’s Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Children entering grades K-6 in the fall are invited to sign-up for the Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Sign-up in the Children’s Room any day between June 12 and August 9 and choose a book to keep from our Summer Reading Book Shelf. In addition, for every five books you read this summer, come back in and choose another book to keep. We’ll give you a reading log to keep track! You can celebrate with us at the end of the program at our annual End-of-Summer Reading Program Cupcake Party. This program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library, the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, the Kingston Town Employees Union, the Massachusetts Library System, the MBLC and the Boston Bruins.

June 28th at 7pm – Laugh and Rock With Robert Rivest – A Family Program

Kick-off the Kingston Public Library’s Summer Reading Program with a great family program full of music and laughter! Robert Rivest will visit the Duxbury Performing Arts Center on June 28 at 7:00 in a one-of-a-kind program just for Summer Readers and their families. Tickets are required and we will happily hold them on-call at the venue, but you will need to register.  Register below, or call the Children’s Room at 781-585-0517 x6273. This program is free-of-charge and made possible through the efforts of the Kingston Public Library, the Duxbury Free Libray and the Duxbury Senior Center.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

Dear Reader,

I am sorry to say that the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus and Sunny, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.

If you haven’t got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this audio will probably fill you with despair.

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea

The Perfect Score by Rob Buyea tells the story of a group of sixth graders   who dread the upcoming standardized tests and endeavor to create a  plan to game the system.  Randi, Gavin, Scott, Natalie and Trevor have tested each other over the school year, but come together in this fast-paced novel as they bond over setbacks, new situations and consequences.

*The Kingston Public Library Night Readers recommend this book for ages 9-12.