Summer Reading 2018

June 27 - August 27, 2018

This year’s summer reading theme is Libraries Rock!  Kids and teens can sign up for the Sherborn Library Summer Reading Program beginning Monday, June 18.

Kids (Pre-K-Grade 5)

Sign-up by:
  • Writing your name in the big book. 
  • Taking a musical instrument cut-out and pinning it to the wall.
  • Picking up a book log to keep track of your reading.
How to participate:
  • Choose a weekly reading goal & receive weekly prizes* for reaching your goal. 
  • Add a shiny star to the big book for every book you read.
  • Send us a postcard for a chance to win prizes.

Teens (Grades 6-12)

How to participate:
  • Check out books and get a scratch ticket for chances to win prizes* to local area businesses.  One ticket per day.  
  • Send us a postcard for a chance to win prizes.

Adults (18+)

How to participate:
  • Send us a postcard for a chance to win prizes.*
  • Enjoy events throughout Sherborn and participate in our Summer Learning series (see more info. below).

*Prizes are availble beginning in July. 

Events and More

Summer Reading Events

Click on the links below for more information and/or to register.

Summer Reading Kick-off with Ed the Wizard: Wednesday, June 27, 4:00 PM

Storytime: Friday July 6, 10:30 AM

Rockets: There and Back Again: Wednesday, July 11, 3:30 PM (register online)

Under the Sea Musical Fun: Friday, July 13, 10:30 AM

Rock Painting: Thursday, July 26, 2:30 PM

Walkalong Flight Glider with Phil Rossoni: Wednesday, August 1, 3:45 PM (register online)

Jungle Jim’s “80s Rock the Library: Thursday, August 9, 2:30 PM

Events for Adults

Click on the links below for more information and/or to register.

Cookbook Club: Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 PM 

Books, Brews & Bites Meet-Up: Thursday, July 19, 7:00 PM at Heritage of Sherborn (register online)

Library Crawl: Thursday, August 1, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Cookbook Club: Thursday, August 2, 7:00 PM at Silverwood Farm

Summer Learning for Adults 

Culture Connections: Explore ▪ Read ▪ Discover

Join us for a new series we’re kicking off this Summer! Here’s how it works: Visit a museum exhibition we’re recommending using one of our museum passes, read a related book, then enjoy lectures and events related to expand your understanding even more.  For our first Culture Connection: Visit the photography exhibit “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings” at the Peabody Essex Museum anytime June 30- September 23; read the award-winning memoir Hold Still by Sally Mann this summer; then join us in September for discussions led by a local college art professor.

Summer Reading Booklists

Middle School 

High School 


Where in the World are you Reading?

Send us a postcard!

Kids, Teens and Adults, going away this Summer? You can still connect with the Library by sending us a postcard from wherever you’re reading this summer for a chance to win prizes! The more you read the better your chances. We’ll pick two winners for kids and two for adults.  How does it work?

  • Pick up a postcard & stamp from the Library
  • Fill in the book title and where you’re reading.  It doesn’t have to be far (i.e. in the car, at Farm Pond), but it can be (i.e. Morocco)
  • Drop it in the mail for a chance to win gift certificates (i.e. Whole Foods, Fiskes and more)

Summer Concerts

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Don’t miss our four-week summer concert series held on the town green (Unitarian Church frontlawn) Wednesday evenings in July and early-August. Bring the whole family and a blanket or beach chair and enjoy the sounds of local musicians for a fun-filled community event.

7/11    Howie Newman – Acoustic folk-rock duo

7/18    Hank Wonder – Soulful Americana

7/25    BC & Company – Top 40, Jazz, Swing & Funk – 10 Piece Band

8/1      Group Therapy – Classic Rock