Boston Public Library
Summer Reading Program

Kids and Teens

Summer Reading for Teens

The teen summer reading program will run from June 1-August 30. Earn a badge for every book you read, review you write, quiz you take and library program you attend – and more. If you earn 30 or more badges, you will be entered to win one of six grand prizes sponsored by the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. Grand prize winners will be announced on September 5.

Beat Bus program logoTeen Summer Reading Events

Beat Bus

Central Branch: 6/30 at 3 p.m.

Dudley Square: 7/7 at 4 p.m.

Grove Hall: 7/14 at 2 p.m.

Mattapan: 7/21 at 3 p.m.

Hyde Park: 7/28 at 2 p.m.

East Boston: 8/4 at 2 p.m.

Beat Bus is a music workshop and performance venue on wheels. Join the Record Company and Kadence Arts as they combine new technology and traditional percussion for an interactive music-making experience. Explore melody, harmony, and rhythm – the basic components of music – through drumming.


Tell Your Story: A Workshop With Award-winning Comics Creator Liz Prince

Hyde Park: 7/7 at 2:30 p.m.

East Boston: 7/8 at 3 p.m.

Dudley: 7/14 at 3 p.m.

Grove Hall: 7/22 at 1 p.m.

Central Branch: 7/23 at 3 p.m.

Mattapan: 7/27 at 3 p.m.

Discover the empowerment that comes from telling your story when Liz demonstrates how to make your own autobiographical comic book. Learn how Liz discovered her drawing style and explore your own style as you create a six-panel biography of your life.

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