Summer Reading Program

2016 Summer Reading for Children, Teens, & Adults

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! LogoEnjoy the summer with help from the Boston Public Library. Explore this site to find out about:

  • The ever-popular Read Your Way to Fenway essay contest
  • Summer reading lists
  • Story times for children
  • Online summer reading program for teens
  • Dozens of events including programs by:
    • Historic New England
    • Museum of Science
    • New England Aquarium
  • Fitness-themed events for adults
  • And much more
The 2016 summer reading program is made possible by City of Boston, John Hancock, Red Sox Foundation, The Boston Public Library Foundation, Museum of Science Boston, Historic New England, New England Aquarium, ReadBoston StoryMobile, and Countdown to Kindergarten. On Your Mark, Get Set … READ! is sponsored by the Boston Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Teen Summer Reading is sponsored by Boston Public Library Foundation and the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library.