Summer Reading Celebration – July 1

Readers of all ages will explore the animal kingdom this summer as the Malden Public Library presents “Tails and Tales,” a summer of reading and fun.  The summer program is open to everyone, babies through adults. In addition to reading challenges and prizes, the summer will be filled with activities for all ages from big book story times, a visit with Barn Babies, yoga on the lawn, sing-alongs and magic shows, in addition to board game nights and other activities for adults.

Summer begins with a grand kick-off on the lovely lawn of the Malden Public Library on Thursday, July 1, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come and register for summer reading, enjoy music, crafts, and free ice cream.

Why Summer Reading?  Studies show that students who don’t read during the summer will regress and be less prepared when school starts. This is commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” To succeed in school and life, the National Summer Learning Association says we all need opportunities to learn and practice academic and social skills throughout the summer months.

Fill your summer with great books and fun learning activities. For more information, contact the Malden Public Library at 781-324-0218 or follow us on social media at, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Tails and Tales” is sponsored statewide by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins & the Boston Pride hockey teams, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; with support from our local sponsors: Preotle, Lane & Associates, the Malden Cultural Council, and the Friends of the Malden Public Library.