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Baker Free Library

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Summer Reading: June 21 - August 14!


This year's theme, Tails and Tales, explores animals, habitats and ecosystems around the world.
To sign-up for Summer Reading, choose your program below!
Registration begins on Monday, June 21.

For pre-readers aged five and under.
NEW! For infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Our classic program for students entering grades K-6.
For teens entering grades 7-12 and adults.


I'm Registered! Now What?

Once you've signed up for the Summer Reading program, you can choose to either download and print your materials from home, or have a librarian assemble a take-home kit which includes your reading record or Bingo card, instructions, and an event calendar. To have your materials assembled for you, please call the library at 224-7113 or email juliana@bakerfreelib.org. If you'd prefer to get started right away, you can download and print your program materials below (Please note: most materials are double-sided).


For Pre-Readers Under 5:

  • Program Booklet


For Grades K-6:

  • Children's Reading Record
  • Children's Badge Book
  • Instructions
  • Event Calendar
  • Book List


For Teens and Adults:



Visit our event calendar to see the full summer line-up. All take-home programs require registration, to ensure that the library has enough supplies for each participant. Virtual programs may also require registration in order to gain access via Zoom or other online platforms. To register for any event, please visit the library's online calendar.

Miss any of our take-home kits? Download the instructions to try them at home!

Wild About Turtles

Tuesday, June 29 at 6:00PM. Virtual Program with Craft. In this virtual program, Mary Doane of Project Nature shares three live turtles with the group, including a tortoise, box turtle and aquatic turtle, and explores the habits and habitats of each. Registered participants will also create their own turtle from clay, using materials provided by the library! Register to receive access via Zoom, and to reserve your craft materials kit (if desired). This program is open to children of all ages.



Unicorns Break the Cage

Tuesday, July 27 at 6:00PM. Virtual Program with STEM. Enjoy a virtual show from the ScienceTellers! This wild adventure features two kids who visit the zoo and discover all sorts of incredible animals, including a horse who believes that it’s truly a unicorn. This fun, animated story is interwoven with fascinating science concepts and includes a live experiment, with materials provided by the library. Register to receive access via Zoom, and to reserve your experiment materials kit with everything you need to participate.


Virtual Storytimes will take place every Thursday morning at 10:30AM. Please register on our online calendar to recieve access via Zoom.

First Chapter Fridays, the library's virtual podcast, will launch new episodes every Friday morning. Visit the full archive here.



Ages 0-12

All pre-readers who complete at least fifteen activities in the Early Literacy Program, Tails and Tales Junior, will earn a free board book. Stop by the library at any point throughout the summer to choose yours!

In the children's program (grades K-6), we will draw one raffle winner from each grade, every week. These raffle winners will have their choice of prizes from anything available in the The Treetop Shop (located at the library circulation desk). These items will change each week, so there is always something new to win. The more reading you do, the more raffle tickets you'll earn!

K-6 participants who earn at least 5 badges in their Badge Book will also earn a special certificate from the library. As a bonus, they'll recieve a free small ice cream from Frekey's Dairy Freeze in Concord, NH!


Teens and Adults

In the teen/adult program, two gift certificates will be raffled off every week to one teen and one adult winner. Gift certificates purchased by the library support local businesses, restaurants and shops. Earn raffle tickets for every book you read!

Grand prize raffle tickets will be earned for every Bingo you complete -- a total of up to 12 per person, if you fill your entire card. Two grand prizes will be awarded at the end of the summer, one for a qualifying teen and one for a qualifying adult.


Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsor, Frekey's Dairy Freeze, for donating prizes to this year's Summer Reading Program. Visit them on Fisherville Road in Concord, NH, and check out their full menu here!


Goodreads Group

Book Bingo participants can share reading recommendations and connect with other readers through our Goodreads group! There, the library has assembled book lists to help with many of your summer reading challenges. You'll need a free account on Goodreads to chat with other participants in the group, but no account is required to view our recommended book lists. Simply visit the page and click the "bookshelf" link on the right-hand side of the page, then navigate to the task you're working on for ideas.