Mattapoisett Free Public Library

Read Beyond the Beaten Path at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library this summer!

            The summer library program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, officially kicks off on Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 pm. Library staff will be outside, weather permitting, with fun lawn games and treats, some from Oxford Creamery! Treats available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

            After enjoying games and treats, everyone can register for summer reading! Readers of all ages are encouraged to participate throughout the summer and be eligible to win great prizes. There are two ways to participate, online using Beanstack or on paper with the Bingo forms. Children can also pick up a badge book to go along with Beanstack. The library’s website,, will have all the details.

            Other Upcoming Events:

            Tuesday, June 28 – 2:30 pm, Children’s Author Visit and Storytime with Alec Carvlin

6:30 pm Author Nicholas Sullivan talks about The Blue Revolution

            Thursday, June 30 – 10:30 am, Summertime Storytots, 3:00 pm, Recycled Soda Bottle Lantern Craft for children *registration required

            Friday, July 1 – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Farm Visits for children *registration required for one of the half-hour timeslots

            Craft Tuesdays are back this summer too! A simple, quick craft will be available all day, starting on Tuesday, June 28. The first week, stop in and craft a frog from a toilet paper roll; next week, fashion a necklace from flowers made of paper.

            Got talent?  Participate in our talent show! Performers must register and have their talent listed by Saturday, August 6. The Talent Show is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 at 1:00 pm.

            For more information about these programs, send an email to Jennifer Jones at Registration is necessary for some of these events. Visit for more details.

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