Read Your Way to Fenway

In this annual summer reading contest, children and teens read three books for a chance to win three tickets to watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park on Sunday, August 19, at 1:05 p.m.

Sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation and Aramark.


  • Download the entry form. (English | Español)
  • For children and teens ages 5‒17.
  • Entrants read at least three books and write a brief essay about your favorite.
  • One entry per person at one branch only.
  • Multiple entries will disqualify the entrant.
  • The essay must be original work and cannot be plagiarized or recycled from a prior year.
  • Winners receive three tickets to the game on Sunday, August 19, vouchers for food at Fenway Park and a hat.
  • Each winner must be accompanied to the game by one parent or guardian.

Important Dates

  • Contest starts: June 1
  • Essays due to a Boston Public Library location: Friday, July 27
  • Winners notified: August 6–10
  • Pick up your tickets at your branch library: August 13–17
  • Game day: Sunday, August 19, at 1:05 p.m., Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park