Summer Reading at the Boston Public Library

This summer at the BPL, help Boston read one million minutes, play BPL Bingo, Read Your Way to Fenway, and enjoy events for kids and teens!

Boston Reads 1 Million Minutes

Boston Public Library is challenging the city to read one million minutes this summer, from June 1 – August 31!

How can you join?

Read – Books, poetry, magazines, news – it all counts. You can even listen to audiobooks, story times, or author readings. Check out some ideas for kidsteens, and adults.

Report – Report your minutes read each week here or at any BPL location. Attend a read-in at the BPL to make your minutes count double!

Recommend – Follow Boston’s progress in reaching one million minutes, encourage friends and family to join, and tell us what you’re reading on social media with #BostonReads2018

Read Your Way to Fenway

In this annual summer reading contest, children and teens read three books for a chance to win three tickets to watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park on Sunday, August 19, at 1:05 p.m.  Entry forms and rules can be picked up at any BPL location or found online.

BPL Bingo for Adults

Fill in a Bingo Card (available at all BPL locations, or by downloading – in English or Español – and printing the card) with what you read, did, or discovered between Friday, June 1, 2018 and Friday, September 7, 2018.  Drop your completed card off by closing time on Friday, September 7 at any BPL location, or post a picture of the card to Instagram or Twitter using the following handles and tags: @bplboston #BostonReads.  For more rules and information visit here.