2013 Statewide Summer Reading Program
In June, libraries across the Commonwealth kick off statewide summer reading programs for readers of all ages. Dig into Reading is designed to help youngsters explore their interests through reading. Beneath the Surface is the teen program being offered by many libraries. Ground Breaking Reads is the reading program for adults. The Massachusetts statewide summer reading programs offered at local libraries are part of the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) funds the online component of summer reading called ReadsinMa.org. This program allows residents to enjoy summer reading no matter where they are. Participants are able to go online to sign-up, write book reviews, set goals and track their progress. The MBLC also assists libraries in promoting summer reading.
Statewide summer reading is sponsored by local libraries, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Boston Bruins, with federal funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Librarians can find resources to support their summer reading programs on the MBLC Newsroom.