Youth Summer Reading Program 2018
Read books and enter a raffle to win prizes!
Click on the link below corresponding to child's age to log hours.
New registrations for Summer Reading are currently closed.
Last day to log hours & enter the raffle: Thursday, August 16th by 8 pm

summer reading 'libraries rock' log-in banner with text 'birth to grade 4'

summer reading 'libraries rock' log-in banner with text 'grades 5 to 12'

two of the two jam puppet band performers with text 'toe jam puppet band - august 15th'
 
Rock out with the Toe Jam Puppet Band! We will be sponsoring a performance on Wednesday,
August 15th from 6:30 - 7:15 pm
as part of the Sterling Department of Recreation’s Summer Concert Series at Sterling Memorial Park. The Toe Jam Puppet Band is a hands-on children’s entertainment group that encourages both kids and adults to dance and sing along. All ages are invited to attend. No registration is required.

books in a row with text 'adult summer reading program'
 
The 14th Annual Sterling Library Adult Summer Reading Program runs now through the end of August. Adults who check out reading materials (adult books, magazines, or audiobooks) will receive a raffle ticket. Local businesses are offering wonderful prizes for the raffle, including gift certificates to local restaurants, two one-hour massages, miniature golf, movie tickets, hockey tickets, a month of martial arts classes, and gift baskets. Happy Reading!

hand-sewn t-shirt with text 'learn to sew: t-shirts - begins july 26th'
 
The library will be offering a summer sewing session for adults - Learn to Sew a T-Shirt!  Join instructor Cathie Ryan for this 4-week program, where participants will learn to sew their own t-shirt. Students will need to supply their own materials, and after the first week are asked to bring their own sewing machines for use in class. Classes meet Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, now through August 16th. Registration is required.

red wagon filled with books on the beach with text '100 books of summer'
 
Ready for a reading adventure? We're challenging children and families to join us in 100 Books of Summer, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Worcester! Just stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a tote bag (while supplies last) with a list of 100 of our favorite children’s books. Click here for the list of 100 books. Read all 100, or mix and match with some of your own favorites, and turn in your completed list to register for a special pizza party celebration on Thursday, August 23rd at 6 pm. Click here to watch a video about the 100 Books of Summer. 

blue, gold, and white mandala coloring sheet with text 'adult coloring - august 8th and august 22nd'
 
Cool off and de-stress at the adult coloring program! Join us for the last August meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm. Supplies are provided, but attendees may choose to bring their own as well. No registration is required.

fresh picked red tomatoes on a cutting board with text 'cookbook club - august 29th'
 
Discover new recipes and enjoy great food this month at the Cookbook Club! This month we will be sampling favorites - instead of using a cookbook, each participant will make a favorite dish and bring it to share on Wednesday, August 29th at 6:30 pm. Join us for an evening of good food, great conversation, and new recipes. Registration is required. 

woman with her back to the viewer, nailed painted red and pointing with text 'parent's night out book club - september 4th'
 
Enjoy a night off and a good book! The Parent’s Night Out Book Club will be reading the quirky and clever Class Mom by Laurie Gelman for the meeting on Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30 pm. No registration is required. Copies of the book are available at the library for checkout.

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