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Summer Reading Events @ APL


Aside from the weekly programs we offer in the Children’s Room, (Toddler Times, Preschool Story Hour, and Bedtime Story Hour,) we also offer other exciting programming for various ages and interests.

Registration is required for most of our larger, special programs and there is a limit on how many people we can have attend. (We love to fill the Copeland Room, but need to be mindful of the safety limits.) We take walk in registration at the library for the first three days and after that we will take phone or email registrations. 

We ask everybody to help us make our programs enjoyable for our performers and our audience. We offer programs for all ages, and not all programs are meant for all ages. Please note the age or grade requirements which we establish in partnership with our presenters. And caregivers, please model good behavior for our younger participants and help them with their listening ears and their participation when appropriate. 

For full event details please check our full Event Calendar.

Check here for the Summer 2019 Calendar of Events


All Summer

Closed on Saturday

The Abington Public Library is closed on Saturdays from June 15 through September 7.  Regular Saturday hours will resume on Saturday September 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.







All Summer

Want an easy way to find a new book to read? Consider playing Summer Reading Bingo.  And make sure you use the Summer Reading Bingo wall to let us know what you have been reading in what category! And have fun reading! There are lots of fun books out there!







Tuesday, June 18

Summer Reading Kickoff    2:00 - 4:00

Join us for a celebration to kick-off the annual Summer Reading Program at the Abington Public Library on Tuesday, June 18th from 2pm to 4pm!  This year the Summer Reading theme for children, teens and adults is A Universe of Stories. Children and teens age 0-18 can register to be one of our summer readers and help us earn enough reading hours to sponsor a Black Rhino and a Giant Panda! Be sure to register, pick up the summer reading goodies, participate in a few special activities, visit our photo booth that is sure to be out of this world, and more! is sponsored by the Abington Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.




Wednesday, June 19

Magic by Scott Jameson     11:00

Join magician Scott Jameson for a one-of-a-kind magic show with a special outer-space twist on Wednesday, June 19th at 11:00 AM. Watch and be amazed as Scott performs tricks that might include pulling an umbrella out of thin air or bringing a drawing to life! Audience participation, laughter and a ton of fun are guaranteed. This program is open to all ages. Registration is required and begins on June 3rd. This program is funded by the Friends of the Library.





Thursday, June 20

Family Board Game Afternoon     12:00 - 5:00

We're breaking out the board games on Thursday, June 20th from 12:00-5:00 PM! Grab your loved ones and bring some friends because the Anderson Story Room will be game-central here at the library! No registration is necessary.






Wednesday, June 26

Crafternoon     3:30

The first crafternoon of the summer is on Thursday, June 26th at 3:30 PM! Kids entering 1st grade and up are invited to come listen to a story and then head to the tables to do some crafting that is sure to be out of this world. Registration is required and begins on June 18th. Our craft programs are funded by the Friends of the Library.





Thursday, June 27


Circle of Songs with Hugh Hanley     10:30

Early childhood educator, music specialist and entertainer Hugh Hanley returns to the Abington Public Library on Thursday, June 27th at 10:30 AM! Circle of Songs is a fifty-minute program consisting of songs, finger-plays, rhymes and other fun activities. We might even get to sing a few of our toddler time favorites! This program is geared towards children ages 0-5. Registration is required and begins on June 3rd. This program is funded by the Anderson Foundation Cultural Series. 





Lunch Bunch     12:00
first meeting 


Kids entering grades 4-6 are invited to dine while discussing this summer’s featured book. The first meeting will include games, book-related activities and the big reveal of this summer’s book choice! We ask that participants bring a nut-free bagged lunch and beverage to the meeting. What could be better than an afternoon of books and food?! Registration is required and begins on June 3rd. 






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