Summer Reading 2021

Kids/Teens/Adults! Sign up for Summer Reading here

In addition to reading this summer, we will be holding programs for children, families, teens, and adults. Many of our programs will be held here at the library, outside on our beautiful lawn and garden. Other events will be held virtually via zoom. Our events calendar is here:

Integrated Summer Calendar 2021

and you can join the Zoom programs from the homepage of this website. We look forward to seeing you!

Here are links to find the books that have been assigned for YOU in the Malden Public School System! We will continue adding readings lists as we get them from the Malden schools.

Grade K

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grades 5

MPS 6th – 8th Grade Recommended Author List

MPS 6th – 8th Diverse Authors List

MHS 9th Grade Assignment

MHS 10th Grade Assignment

MHS 11th Grade Assignment

MHS 12th Grade Sponsored Reading List

Mystic Valley Assignments and Lists K-12

Malden Catholic Summer Reading 9th-12th

Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School Summer List

Many of these books can be downloaded from e-book and audiobook databases available here on our website. You need a Malden Library card and your PIN number to download them.

If you need a library card, please come into the library with a photo ID and proof of address.

Materials for students and children can be downloaded from our website include:

TumbleBooks — e- and audiobooks, games, puzzles, and more for kids

Overdrive — includes children’s and YA books in a variety of languages




Summer reading is important every summer, but this year perhaps more than most. Why is summer reading important for students? Here are two websites that explain it well:

The Importance of Summer Reading

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