Read Your Way to Fenway Begins at Boston Public Library

Youth ages 5 -17 read and write their way to Fenway Park this summer

Boston Public Library’s annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer reading contest is underway, in which children and teens ages 5-17 read a minimum of three books for a chance to win tickets to watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park on Sunday, August 27 at 1:35 p.m. vs. the Baltimore Orioles. Readers may download an application in English or Spanish via or pick up an application at any Boston Public Library location.

“Boston Public Library is extremely grateful to our sponsors for their support; Read Your Way to Fenway is an ideal educational program that keeps children invested in reading out of school and provides an opportunity to experience a great summertime tradition at one of America’s most beloved ballparks,” said Farouqua Abuzeit, Youth Services Manager for Boston Public Library.

Essays are due to any BPL location on August 1. Winners, accompanied to the game by a parent or guardian, receive three Red Sox tickets and a Red Sox t-shirt, hat, backpack, and vouchers for food at Fenway Park.

Read Your Way to Fenway is generously sponsored by John Hancock, the Red Sox Foundation, and the Boston Public Library.


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