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Oceans of Possibilities

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The Saugus Public Library launches its 2022 Summer Reading Program

(Editor’s Note: The Saugus Public Library recently issued the following press release)


The Saugus Public Library invites readers of all ages to dive into the 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program. There will be programs and prizes for kids, teens and adults.  Registration began recently and runs through August 26th. 




Summer reading plays a vital role in helping reduce what is known as the “Summer Slide” – the learning loss experienced between school years, which can leave students dramatically behind their peers. The Saugus Public School District recommends that kids read at least 20 minutes a day this summer.  The library is here to help families create a summer reading routine that is fun for kids and families.




We provide all kinds of prizes to incentivize reading.  We have a prize cart with books and toys. We’re also giving away reading Brag Tags and colorful beads – kids love watching that chain grow as they record their reading.  We also have gift cards and vouchers donated by local businesses. We will have Grand Prize drawings for whale watches, sailboat rides and tickets to visit the beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium. Deadline for Grand prize drawings is August 2nd!




Families are encouraged to register for the Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program using the Beanstack app.  It’s easy – just download the Beanstack app, register under the Saugus Public Library, and you’re on your way.  It’s like a Fitbit for reading – but includes lots of fun activities and links to ocean themed stories, drawing lessons, and informative videos about the oceans and ocean animals!

For more information, or to register in person, stop by the library or visit our website (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/children/summer-reading-program/). Registration opened this week.





The library will be offering plenty of free educational and enriching activities all summer long.  Activities will include story times, STEAM programs, summer reading enrichment for grades K/1 and 2/3, live animal programs, a magician, life-size humpback whale, Take & Make crafts and much, much, more!  All programs are free of charge.  Check the library’s online event calendar for details.





We suggest creating a reading routine this summer: at the same time of day, turn off the media, sit with a child, and enjoy a good story. Read when they read, read to them, or let them read to you. Let them read what they love.  Provide a variety of reading materials, leave them in the car, or download audiobooks to your phone and listen while you run errands.  Need some help getting your child to fall in love with reading? Stop by the library and see us!




The summer is about to begin, full of possibilities. Whether you head to the beach with a paperback or listen to an audiobook in your car, you can explore our summer theme Oceans of Possibilities. Step outside your comfort zone – take a trip, cook something new, try a new author. Check our website for suggestions. Who knows what’s possible?


Every adult who enters our summer reading contest will be eligible for a drawing at the end of the summer for a Kindle Paperwhite.


To participate, fill out the form on our website or print and mail it to the library at Adult Summer Reading, Saugus Public Library, 295 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906. You can also pick up a form at the library.


See website for details: https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/adult-summer-reading-2022/






Grades 6-12 Now through August 26th


Submit a form online for every book that you read over the summer.


Books can be graphics, manga, fiction, non-fiction, or audio books. You can use required reading books for school, or your own picks.


Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The more Reading Forms you submit, the greater your chances of winning!


See website for details: https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/teen-summer-reading-2022-grades-6-12/



Special Programs in July at the Iron Works:


Thurs. July 28th  10am   Whalemobile (Registration required, grades 1st-6th)


Special Programs in August at the Iron Works:


Thurs. Aug 11th  10am  Henry the Juggler

Tues. Aug 23rd  10am  Magic Fred!

Fri. Aug 26th   Summer Reading Ends!  Last day to log reading and collect prizes



How Summer Reading Works

  • Registration began this week and continues. Register using the Beanstack app or in person
  • Check the library’s Summer Reading Page for details
  • Read at least 20 minutes a Day
  • Earn prizes as you work towards your goal!
  • Come to our summer programs, see our online event calendar for up-to-date details


Weekly Programs:

Mon. 9:30am     CFCE 2yo & under Playgroup


Mon. 10:30am   CFCE 3yo Playgroup


Mon. 3:30pm     CFCE Full STEAM Ahead (3yo+)


Tue. 9:30am   CFCE Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten (3-5yo)


Tue.   3:30pm    CFCE  Friendship Storytime & craft (3yo+)


Tue. 10:30am Music & Mother Goose at the Iron Works (1-4yo)


Wed. 9:30am Baby & Me (Birth to 2yo) at the Iron Works


Wed. 10:30am   Storytime for 2s & 3s at the Iron Works


Fri. 9:30am    CFCE Friendship Story Time (2-4yo)


Fri. 9:30am     CFCE 4-5yo Playgroup


Fri. 10:30am   CFCE Sensory Play Group (2-4yo)



2022 Children’s Ocean Themed


Summer Reading Program


Saugus Public Library, 295 Central Street , 781-231-4168


For more information contact melton@noblenet.org



to be held by August 2nd

  • Tickets to the Mystic Aquarium; 2 adult, 2 child
  • Tickets to NE Aquarium Whale Watch; 2 adult, 2 child
  • Tickets to a Sunset Sail Salem, afternoon cruise (2)
  • Tickets to Canobie Lake Park (2)

Weekly drawings for free ice cream, pizza, bowling, mini golf, roller skating, etc.



Monthly programs

Afternoon Story and Craft with Kelly! (3yo+)


Reading Squad Book club (9-12yo)


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