Ashland Summer Reading Program history presentation

Click above to see a presentation about the history of the Program.

Ashland Summer Reading Program celebrates its 17th year!

This will be the 17th time this program has run!  We have support from the Ashland School Committee, the Ashland Business Association, and the Ashland Public Library. This program is run completely by volunteers!

Friends of the Ashland Public Library

Friends of the Ashland Public Library

The Friends of the Ashland Public Library, Inc. is a group of community members working on behalf of the library to raise funds and increase community involvement in the library. Click the image above (or here) for more information.

Welcome to the seventeenth annual Summer Reading Program for Ashland's elementary schoolchildren!

Boy reading

In past years, this program was a complete success in large part due to the wonderful prizes donated by local Ashland merchants and families.


Children entering grades 1-6 are motivated to read as many books as they can during the summer to earn prizes.  They keep their reading records over the summer, and turn them in to program volunteers in September.  The volunteers give the children one or more coupons for prizes from participating merchant stores for their reading achievements.  Students redeem their coupons with the shop owner, merchant or organization awarding the prize. 

girl reading

Thumbnail image of interactive map of program sponsors
Click to explore an interactive map of our program sponsors!

Welcome to the 2014 Ashland Summer Reading Program!

All Graduating Students Entering Grades 1-6 are Invited to Participate

The program is simple. If you read (or someone reads to you -- which includes books on tape) the number of books or the number of hours listed in the left columns of the Prize and Local Merchant form, (on page 3 of the full 2014 flyer) you will earn the terrific prize listed in the column on the right (plus all of the prizes listed above that one)!

Track Your Reading On-line!

If you are interested in tracking your reading/time online, please go to this link. This easy-to-use on-line system will allow you to track your summer reading progress whether you are at home in Ashland, at summer camp or on vacation.  It is just as easy as tracking on paper, so try it out!!


Please direct any questions about the Ashland Summer Reading Program to:

Eyes peaking from within pile of books