Summer Reading Program Success at Mattapoisett Library

It has been another wonderful summer at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library for all our children and families. During our six-week program, we had over 240 children sign up for our annual reading challenge, hosted over 50 programs and had more than 1,800 people stop in for story times, crafts, and special events. 

            There were 15 programs offered specifically for young adults this summer. We hosted a Stranger Things Fandom event, and several successful craft events, including Screen Printing, Sharpie Tie Dye, and Book End Painting. This summer we opened our Game Lounge as well. Discover the Universe of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library was also a success educating patrons on the countless services offered by our library. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to Alexander Raimondo who won the teen prize basket and Kimberly Katz who won the adult prize basket.

            We’d like to thank the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library for their support, both financially and in-person, for helping us to make our program a success. We’d also like to thank our many volunteers who pitch in daily doing small and big projects. If you would like to support your local library, we are always looking for new volunteers and the Friends would welcome new members. Please contact the library if interested.

            Our special programs in the month of September include our Library Card Sign-up Program. Drop by the library to get a new card, update your old card, or pay your fines and receive a free book and a small gift.

            We also have a STEAM program on Thursday, September 19at 3:00 pm that is All about Pirates. Take on six challenges and see if you can become a pirate. Registration required and recommended for ages 5 and up. Join us for Shel Silverstein’s birthday party on Saturday, September 21at 10:30 am. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and cake, of course. All ages welcome. Finally on Thursday, September 26 at 3:15 pm come celebrate national elephant month by making an elephant craft.

            In addition to our special programs, join us for:

-Story time on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:30 am starting September 13. All ages welcome.

-Read to Breton, our library dog by signing up for 15-minute sessions on every other Tuesday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm starting September 17.

-Register for 30-minute Chess Lessons on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm or Sunday afternoons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

            All programs are free and open to the public. If special accommodations are needed, please contact the library at 508-758-4171 for assistance or email the children’s librarian, Miss Chris at For more information on up-coming children’s programs, please visit our website at

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