Read Your Way to Fenway

Did you know that you could enter to win tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway? All you have to do is write a brief description of a book you’ve read this summer. Who are the characters, what happens in the story, and what did you like about it?

Ask your librarian for an application or download it below.


  • For children and teens ages 5‒17.
  • Read or listen to at least three books and write a brief essay about your favorite one.
  • 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 18, vouchers for food at Fenway Park, a t-shirt, and a hat.
  • Each winner must be accompanied to the game by one parent or guardian.
  • Tickets are nontransferable.

Important Dates

  • Contest starts: July 1
  • Essays due to a Boston Public Library location: Thursday, August 1
  • Winners notified: Tuesday, August 13
  • Pick up your tickets at your branch no later than Friday, August 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Game day: Sunday, August 18, at 1:05 p.m., Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park

Read Your Way to Fenway Entry Form: (English I 中文EspañolKabuverdianuKreyòl AyisyenPortuguesaTiếng Việt )

Still have some questions about the contest? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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