Summer Reading Program

The theme for the 2021 Summer Reading Program is Tails and Tales

Stop by the Library and pick up your summer reading bag to get started!

Please visit the children’s department anytime the library is open and pick up a summer reading bag. The bags are sorted by age range and contain summer program materials including a schedue of special events, lanyards for tracking your summer reading goals, and some fun toys and surprizes!

We have lots of fun events planned for the summer. All events will be held virtually this summer, and require registration. Check out our calendar for more information and to register.

Summer Event Highlights include:

  • Leslie Badger, Hingham Animal Control Officer 
  • Wally’s Making Books Come Alive (Wally is the Boston Red Sox official mascot!)
  • Let’s Draw Impossible Animals with Rick Stromoski 
  • Preschool STEM
  • Big Ryan
  • Pop Up Art
  • Paper Heart Puppets
  • Roger Williams Zoo: Reptile Ambassadors
  • Wild About Turtles
  • Reading Therapy Dogs, Storytimes, Book Groups & More!

If you would like to receive notifications from the children’s department about upcoming events, sign up for our email list.

Find the Hingham Public Schools Summer Reading Lists here.


If your family is interested in tracking your summer reading online, reading challenges for all ages are available on the Beanstack website. Sign up here, or contact us with questions.

Tails and Tales summer art

Thanks to everyone who participated in this summer's art contest! We got so many wonderful entries this year - thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Summer Art Contest Entries

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“Tails and Tales” is sponsored by the Hingham Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.