Raise Your Voice (ages 0-12)
Come down and join the
Summer Reading Program
to read, explore, and oh so much more!
at the Needham Free Public Library
When you sign up for Summer Reading, you will join the path through the World’s Fair to find your voice! You’ll first receive a free book and a pass to the USS Constitution for signing up. As you read, you’ll follow the path down Science Street, Diversity Drive, Inclusion Lane and more! For every hour you read, you’ll earn a ticket for your school’s ticket jar. The school with the most tickets will win the Top Readers Trophy. The more you read, you’ll also earn prizes! And if you log 16 hours of reading, you’ll win another free book and will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize! Will you be able to make it all the way to the Concert Hall to sing your heart out?
Arts & Crafts-
put your creative hands and minds to work and
create some beautiful works of art!
Visit the Can You See Me? ART LAB at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston
Dive into an immersive hands-on art-making project involving photography, photo transfers, and self-exploration. Add your artwork to a growing display of visitor reflections and creations! Kids are always free at the ICA! You can also get passes from the library.
Music, Dance & Theater
Lace up those boots and get ready for some dancing!
Go see a professional puppet show at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline
Go to the Folk Americana Roots Museum where you can learn about music history and also get a backstage tour of the famous Wang Theater. When you stand on the stage, imagine you’re singing to a packed crowd!
Celebrating Cultures & Who You Are
Read or read to your child about different cultures: Use a Bingo Sheet like this one to expand your child’s worldview and read about other cultures and perspectives
Visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to discover art from around the world, as well as art and artifacts from ancient cultures. Check out passes from the library or go on a Wednesday night from 4pm-10pm for free.
Learn about other cultures: Visit the original 1843 Fruitlands Farmhouse; the Shaker Museum, the first such museum in the country; the Native American Museum, celebrating the history of indigenous peoples; the Wayside Visitor Center, a classroom, education, and exhibition space; and the Art Museum.