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For youth in grades 6-12

Sign up anytime between Monday, June 30 and Thursday, August 14.
Make sure to have read for at least one hour before signing up!
Teen Summer Reading Program Flier (PDF)

How does the program work?

Starting June 30, keep track of the time you spend reading.  Log your reading hours online using our Summer Reading website.  You can earn reading prizes, like Dairy Queen coupons and free books, for reaching set reading goals.

Teen Reading on BeachYou can also earn extra chances towards the end-of-summer Prize Pack Raffle by completing various summer reading challenges: like tackling science fiction trivia, writing inspiring book reviews, playing Library BINGO, or volunteering your time in the community.   The raffle is based on how much you read, so the more hours you log, the greater your chances are of winning a Prize Pack.

Please Note:  Youth in grade 6 have the option to participate in either the children's or teen Summer Reading program, but not both.

Teen Summer Reading Log

How do I register and log time?

Simply click on the Spark A Reaction Teen Summer Reading Logo to the right or on the Library's main webpage to create an account and log your reading time.


Boston Bruins Raffle & Multimedia Challenge

Prize Drawing

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When you read, you score!  When you register for the Summer Reading program, say "Yes" to participating in the Bruins Program and you could be eligible to win some fantastic prizes from the Boston Bruins, our state sponsors of the Massachusetts Summer Reading program.  Winners are announced in the Fall.  Check out the Boston Bruins flier for prize details.

Multimedia Teen Challenge

Teens aged 13-18 who are participating in the Library Summer Reading Program are invited to enter the Boston Bruins Teen Challenge for the chance to win Bruins' prizes.  Teens are challenged to answer the question: "If you could pass something on to a person in your life, what would you pass on?  To whom would you give it, and why?"  Your submissions can be in the form of essay, artwork, or video.  Hand your submission into the Library by August 20.  The winner will receive two tickets to a Boston Bruins game and a behind the scenes tour.  Three runners-up in each category will have their work displayed on the Bruins summer reading webpage.

Big E & Yankee Candle Prize Drawing

The Big E

Teens have another chance to win big!  When you register for the Program, say 'Yes' to participating in the Big E and Yankee Candle prize drawing.  You could win two tickets to The Big E (Eastern States Exposition) held in West Springfield MA from September 12—28.  The Big E is an annual fair representing the six New England states. You can see replicas of the six New England state houses, livestock displays, a petting zoo, a circus, concerts and you can enjoy lots of great food!  In addition, you'll receive a free wax hand mold redeemable at the Yankee Candle flagship store in South Deerfield, where you can make a color mold of your hands in wax to bring home.

The Western Massachusetts Library Advocates Board of Directors arranged with the Eastern States Exposition to provide each Massachusetts public library summer reading program with two general admission tickets to be used as incentives.


Reading Prizes

When you complete one of the reading goals below, you will be eligible for a prize.  Prizes can be picked up at the Main Floor desk.

Potential Reading Prizes
  • 1st hour — Registration prize
  • 4 hours — Ice Cream Coupon
  • 12, 30, 50 hours — Free book from selected titles; PawSox Form at 12 hours only
  • 16 and 45 hours — Golden Ticket for $1 off late fines
  • 20 and 40 hours — Personalized book plate in a book from our collection
  • 35 hours — Treats Coupon
  • 55 hours — Song/App Download from iTunes or Amazon for up to $1.30

Thank you to Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Dave's Diner, Honey Dew Donuts, Peaceful Meadows,
and the USS Constitution Museum for their generous donations!


Pawtucket Red Sox Ticket

Earn a free ticket to a summer PawSox game!  When you complete 12 hours of reading in the Teen program, you'll receive a PawSox letter that counts as a free ticket to an evening game of the Pawtucket Red Sox on Tuesday, August 21.Pawtucket Red Sox Logo  Take the letter home and decide if you will be purchasing additional tickets for your family (at the bottom of the letter is an order form).  Send your completed form back to the PawSox and they will either mail your tickets back to you or notify you that they will be waiting at the ball park.  All summer reading participants who attend the game will be honored on the field in a pre-game ceremony and receive a special reading certificate.  


Prize Pack Raffle

What is in the Prize Packs?

You could be a winner of one of our five Prize Packs!  All Prize Packs contain: Prize Pack Items

  • black retractable ear buds
  • READ On-The-Go car charger
  • READ light/key chain
  • Spark A Reaction blue sports bag
  • Spark A Reaction green portable electronics case
  • $5 Dunkin Donuts gift card
  • special order form for a free book of your choice
    (retailing for $20 or less)

Each pack also contains one of these items:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Android tablet with WiFi)
  • $25 iTunes gift card
  • $25 Walmart gift card
  • $25 Game Stop gift card
  • 2 movie tickets plus 2 boxes of movie candy

Thank you to the Friends of the Library, Dunkin Donuts, and the Raynham Walmart Superstore for their generous donations!

How does the raffle work?

When you first register for the program, tell us which Prize Packs you are interested in winning.  On the registration page, select either "yes" or "no" next to all five Prize Pack categories.  You'll be entered in raffle drawings for only those packs to which you said "yes."  If you change your mind later on, log into your account and click on the "My Info" button on your homepage.  From there, you can edit any of your registration information, including which Prize Packs you would like to win.

Teens in the program who have logged a minimum of 1 hour will automatically
be entered into the Prize Pack Raffle.  There are no raffle tickets to worry about—it's all done online through the summer reading program.  The raffle is weighted by the number of hours you read.  Each hour that you log counts as one "chance" in the raffle, so the more hours that you log, the greater your chances are of being a Prize Pack winner.  For instance, someone who has read 20 hours will have 20 "chances" automatically entered into the online raffle.

The winners of the Prize Pack Raffles will be announced on Monday, August 18.  One Prize Pack per participant.


Challenge Points

What are Challenge Points?

Looking for more ways to heat up the competition in the Prize Pack Raffle?  You can earn extra raffle chances, or Challenge Points, by completing various summer reading activities (see below).  Like with your reading hours, each Challenge Point you earn equals one raffle chance.  In most cases, the better you complete the challenge, the more points you're awarded.  Challenges are just a fun way to increase your odds of winning.
You can choose to do none, some, or all of them!

Earn extra chances towards the Prize Pack Raffle by completing these activities:

Science Experiment

Activity sheets are also available at the Library.  Hand in your completed activities to the Main Floor Desk anytime during the program, or tell a Librarian if you attended one of the events.  Any Challenge Points that you earn will appear on your online account within a week.

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Spark A Reaction is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Eastern Bank, Mutual Bank, and The Rotary Club of Middleborough.

Required Summer Reading for NMS and MHS

Need to read a book for school?  Click on the links below to see a list of titles and instructions.

Nichols Middle School Summer Reading

Middleborough High School Summer Reading

Summer Reading Flow Charts

What Do You Feel Like Reading?

Not sure what to read?  Use the flow chart to see what you feel like reading.  There are 95 titles to choose from!

Books You Might Like

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Hunger Games, The Lightning Thief

Need a suggestion for a good book to read?
Check out these reading lists on the Library's blog.

For printable lists, click on these links.  You will need Adobe Reader to open these PDF files.