CAMBRIDGE – Help your children avoid the dreaded “summer slide” of learning loss during the summer – and keep them reading! Starting June 1, children, teens and adults can all sign up for our summer reading program and receive a free book – whether they are library members or not.
Children and teens will be given a game board to help keep them engaged in reading-related tasks throughout the summer and earn fun incentives along the way. Adults will receive a punch card to use each time they check out an item. Completed punch cards can then be entered as a raffle ticket for a gift card drawing at the end of the summer.
This year’s theme, “All Together Now,” will usher in a wide variety of events and programs at both library branches. From special guests, story times, book clubs, comic and anime clubs, to STEM programs and crafting activities, there will be something for everyone this summer.
Be sure to stop by the Cambridge library for the Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 24, from 1-3 p.m., in the library parking lot and help us celebrate the arrival of summer.
Check out the website events calendar at dorchesterlibrary.org to stay up to date on program information or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more details.
The Dorchester Discussions June selection is “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Dr. Kendi is one of the world’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities at Boston University and director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Dr. Kendi has written 14 books, nine of which have been New York Times bestsellers.
“How to be an Antiracist” has been called an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a just and equitable society. Copies of “How to be an Antiracist” are available from the Information Desk at the Cambridge Library or check out the audiobook through the Libby app. Learn more about Dr. Kendi and download a reader’s guide to the book at ibramxkendi.com.
The Dorchester Discussions book group will meet Tuesday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in the Cambridge library meeting room. All are welcome.
The Dorchester County Public Library will be offering activities and events for all ages at both the Cambridge and Hurlock branches this summer. Be sure to visit DorchesterLibrary.org and follow the library on social media to learn more.