Summer Reading 2019

June 24 – August 2

Don’t forget to register with Beanstack (our new Summer Reading App!) in order to log your reading, earn raffle tickets, and enter to win prizes. Just download the Beanstack app to your smart device via the app store of your choice or register and log in by computer HERE.


Adult Summer Reading

Log every book you read or movie you watch into your Beanstack profile during the dates of Summer Reading to earn raffle tickets you can use to enter a chance to win gift certificates to local establishments or the grand prize of one year of free trash and recyclables pick-up courtesy of J.P. Noonan.



This I Believe Essay Contest 2019

For the summer of 2019 teen essay contest, we invite teens ages 12 – 19 to write a concise statement describing a belief or value that they hold dear and how them came to own this value.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners. For more information and examples of essays go HERE.


Then & Now Family Photo Recreation Contest

Recreate a family photo and submit the side by side photos for a chance to win a cash prize! So, dig into those old family albums. The sillier the better!




Find Dewey the Extraterrestrial!

Each week, look for Dewey the Extraterrestrial who has come a long way to visit the WBPL. When you find him, tell a librarian where you saw him and you’ll get that week’s secret password which unlocks a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of our OUT OF THIS WORLD Summer Reading Prizes!



Summer Reading Kick-off! with Storyteller Rona Leventhal

Monday, June 24, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Join us as for Stories That Take You Places with storyteller Rona Leventhal. For ages 5+

Funded by the West Bridgewater Cultural Council


Meet Toto the Tornado Cat!

Tuesday, June 25, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Toto the cat and his dad Jonathan Hall will be visiting the library!

Great for children ages 2.9-8 years old.


Star Wars Symposium

Wednesday, July 10, 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Come celebrate the out of this world stories of Star Wars! Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for the costume contest and test your knowledge in our Star Wars Trivia game. There will be a show and tell, prizes, and videos! Ages 5+


Escape From The Rogue Planet

Friday, July 12

Session 1: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Session 2: 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Work together to escape the rogue planet in this cooperative puzzle based escape room. Ages 10+ Maximum 12 people per session.


Moon Viewing with the South Shore Astronomical Society

Saturday, July 13, 9:00PM – 11:00PM

Come view and learn about our beautiful moon with the help of the knowledgeable members of the South Shore Astronomical Society while we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!


3-2-1 Blast Off! Presented by the Easton Childrens Museum

Monday, July 15, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Take an out of this world adventure discovering the mysteries of space and the importance of space exploration.  For children age 5-10. Program funded by the West Bridgewater Cultural Council


DINOMAN Space Show

Tuesday, July 16, 1:30PM – 2:30PM

“Through the solar system and beyond!”… is exactly where Dinoman takes his audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens. Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish to give students a truly unique view of the heavens.


Ms. Carol’s Rocket Story Walk

Wednesday, July 24, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Blast off with Ms. Carol on a special outdoor story walk!

For ages 2.9 – 5 years.


Build an Alien Workshop

Saturday, July 27, 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Build your very own out of this world personal E.T. to take home with you!

For ages 3+ Registration required. Max of 24


Journey to the Moon & Beyond

Wednesday, July 31, 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Enjoy hands on activities in this astronomy program with Ms. Pat!

For ages 8+


Summer Reading Wrap-Up Celebration & Bike Raffle

Friday, August 2

Help us celebrate another successful summer of reading and stick around for your chance to win a sweet new bike thanks to the continued generosity of Estabrook & Chamberlain Insurance of Bridgewater!