Summer Reading

2020 Summer Reading Program
June 18 – August 15, 2020

Summer Reading Program
Imagine Your Story

The 2020 Ashland Summer Reading Program will start on Thursday, June 18th and run through Saturday, August 15th. This year’s theme celebrates myths, fairy tales, and folktales.

This year you will be able to log your reading minutes online, using the Beanstack website, or you can keep track of your reading with a paper log. Go to to register or you can download the Beanstack Tracker app with a phone, tablet or other device. Paper logs can be picked up at the Library’s curbside pick-up table or downloaded from the web page at

The Library will not be passing out weekly prizes this year, due to Covid-19 restrictions, but everyone who participates in the Ashland Summer Reading Program will receive prizes at the end of the summer.

Instead of coming to the Library each week, readers will try to “Escape the Enchanted Forest” in a virtual reading quest. The quest is included in Ashland’s Beanstack program. Readers will earn digital badges when they complete a wide variety of fun and challenging tasks.

The Ashland Summer Reading Program, funded by the Friends of the Library, has been a complete success in large part due to the support and encouragement of so many local merchants and residents. Please consider helping the Friends by sending in a monetary donation.

Donations are tax-deductible. Mail donations to: Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Summer Reading Program, Ashland Public Library, 66 Front Street, Ashland, MA 01721 or donate directly online:

Please contact with any questions. Thank you!