Tails & Tales - Summer 2021


The Summer Reading Program for children and teens begins June 14 and ends the last week of July.
Signing Up:
You can sign up online (below) if you plan to do the program entirely online.

If you prefer to participate in person, just come pick up a Summer Reading Bag at one of the Montague Public Libraries. They will be available on curbside tables and inside. When you submit your first reading log, Angela will add your name to the sign up sheet.
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 - Fill out our online form by entering the books you read and contact information once a week so you can be entered into the prize raffles.
  2. Paper - Paper reading logs and Bingo sheets (for children) are included in your Summer Reading bag. Each week you can submit your reading log at Curbside tables, in the Book Drop Box, or in person.

CLICK HERE for the BINGO SHEET - Children & Teens

There is no set number of books you must read. Please enter your name in the virtual log or write your name on your paper log. We need your name for the weekly prize drawings.

If you have any questions, please call the Carnegie Library, 863-3214
or email arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org.


Sign up by clicking the image below if you prefer to do the Summer Reading Program online only.

Summer Reading Events


TUES, JUNE 22 - 10:30am
Kick-Off Magic Show with Ed Popielarczyk on the Carnegie Library Lawn. Bring a blanket to sit on! (Rain date: MON, JUNE 28 10:30am). Join us for a magic and comedy show that uses a lot of audience participation! "The kids are the stars because they make the magic happen." ~ Ed

FRI, JULY 30 - 10:30am
Puppet Show - The Adventures of Sharp Ears, A Sly Fox presented by No Strings Marionettes at Peskeomskut Park, Turners Fall
s, across the street from the Carnegie Library. (Rain Date: FRI, AUG 6 10:30am). Join us for our annual puppet show! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.

JUNE 14 – July 31
There are 12 African animals exploring Avenue A in Turners Falls!

Help the librarians find them all to enter for a chance to win a prize. Pick up an activity sheet at any of the Montague Libraries.

TAKE-AND-MAKE CRAFT BAGS: Animal-related craft bags will be available weekly on Mondays at Carnegie & Montague Center Libraries and Tuesdays at Millers Falls Library, beginning June 21, ending July 27.

BILINGUAL STORYWALKS @ Peskeomskut Park - There will be 3 bilingual StoryWalks at Peskeomskut Park near the playground in June, July and August. Scan the QR code at the end of the story to be entered into a monthly prize drawing. First Book: Wednesday, June 30th. Meet us at the Great Falls Farmers Market for a free animal craft bag! July and August books TBD.

Show Your Library Card for Discounted Movies at the Northfield Drive-In
Six Wednesdays over the summer, the Northfield Drive-In will offer discounted admission on particular dates when you show your library card at the box office. 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 728, 8/4. http://northfielddrivein.com/

June 30th - The Secret Life of Pets - hosted by LITW, Ed the Wizard makes balloon animals
July 7th - Ratatouille - hosted by Arms Library
July 14th - Babe - hosted by Erving Public Library
July 21th - Fantastic Mr. Fox - hosted by Dickinson Memorial Library
July 28th - How to Train Your Dragon - hosted by Greenfield Public Library
August 4 - Fly Away Home - hosted by Cushman Library, Ed the Wizard makes balloon animals

Discount with your library card:

  • children under 6 = free
  • child, age 6-14 = $2
  • adult, age 15+ = $3

Full Price:

  • children under 6 = free
  • child, age 6-14 = $7
  • adult, age 15+ = $12

The Northfield Drive-In offers this special summer series in collaboration with Libraries in the Woods, of which Montague Public Libraries are a part.

Questions? Call 413-863-3214 or email Angela, arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org


Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you!

Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library!

The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.

Videos will be accepted June 1 through August 6, 2021

Calendar of Events
Tue, Jun 22, 2021, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for a magic and comedy show with Ed Popielarczyk on the Carnegie Library Lawn. Rain Date: Mon, June 28, 10:30am.
Posted to: Youth Events
Wed, Jun 23, 2021, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Visit the Youth page on this website for videos with stories, songs and a craft with Children's Programs Assistant Meghan Doyle.
Posted to: Youth Events
Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
This weekly, bi-lingual Spanish/English series for young children, with Tom Carroll & Laurie Davidson, will take a turn ONLINE. https://www.facebook.com/Tom-and-Laurie-1991464577746259
Posted to: Youth Events
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Carnegie Public Library
201 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
413 863-3227 fax

Millers Falls Library
23 Bridge Street
Millers Falls, MA 01349

Montague Center Library
17 Center Street
Montague, MA 01351