Beyond the Beaten Path - Summer 2022

Sign-up begins June 15.

When you read books this summer from any of the Montague Public Libraries, or are read to, please keep a log of your reading. There are two different ways you can keep track of your reading and participate this summer.

Please choose one:

  1. Online log - Fill out our online form by entering the books you read and some other information once a week so you can be entered into the prize raffles.

  2. Paper log - Paper reading logs and Bingo sheets (for children & teens) are included in your Summer Reading bag.


Read or have books read to you. Listening to audiobooks and reading comics count, too!


Bring your paper reading log or BINGO sheet into the library to have it stamped and choose a prize once a week. Submit your online log no more than once a week to be entered to win a prize that week.

There are other ways to earn prizes as well!

  • Pick up an activity sheet and go on a Scavenger Hunt along Avenue A. Bring your completed sheet back to the library for a prize.
  • Find Andy-the-Moose along Avenue A each week. Come into the library and tell us where you saw him to earn a prize.


Attend one or more events and try fun activities throughout the summer.

*Rainforest Reptiles *Learn Campfire Songs on Ukulele *Annual Puppet Show *Crafts *Summer STEAM

Find details about events by scrolling to the bottom of this page!

Check this website and our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates on library programs and services.

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If you have any questions, please call the Carnegie Library, 863-3214
or email


Summer Reading Events

All youth programs will be held outside, at the Carnegie Library, under the tent. Please bring a blanket or something to sit on.


  • TUES, JUNE 28 - 10:30am
    Rainforest Reptiles on the Carnegie Library Lawn
    A crocodile specialist will take you from the birth of crocodilians to adulthood and any facts you can think of in between. Get your questions ready and join Rainforest Reptile Shows for a presentation about alligators and crocodiles from around the world! Bring a blanket to sit on!
    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

  • TUES, JULY 12 - 11:00am.
    Learn Campfire Songs on the Ukulele,
    with Julie Stepanek.
    Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play on the Carnegie Library lawn? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers.

  • FRI, AUGUST 5 - 10:30am
    Puppet Show - presented by No Strings Marionettes at Peskeompskut Park,
    Turners Falls, across the street from the Carnegie Library.
    Join us for our annual puppet show! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.

JUNE 15 – August 5

Help Andy-the-Moose locate his camping gear along Avenue A, in Turners Falls! Pick up an activity sheet at any of the Montague Libraries.

Look for Andy at local businesses throughout the summer. Each week he will be waiting for you to find him at a different location. Food City? The Discovery Center? Maybe even in the Carnegie Library?? If you see Andy, come to the library and tell us where you saw him to win a prize!

CAMP iREAD CRAFTS: The following Wednesdays at 3:00, June 22nd, July 20th, and August 17th. Stop by to make a summer-camp-themed craft!

Come say hi to Angela and Meghan at Peskeompskut Park from 2:00-4:00 on Wednesdays: June 29, July 27, and August 31. Crafts for children will be available at our table!