Beanstack Reading Challenge

May 16, 2020 | News, PublicLibrary

The Concord Free Public Library invites the whole community to join
our online reading program and engage with each other about what you’re reading! You can track your reading progress, earn reading incentives, and connect with your
community. We also have activities to help people stay on track with their reading goals.
There are three programs: Concord Read for Adults, Concord Read for Teens, and
Concord Read for Kids–all of which have specific prize badges and activities geared
towards their general interests. You can also share your reading progress on social
media with the hashtag #ConcordReads”
Register at:

Also check out the other summer activities happening at the public library!

Read to Luna the Dog on Zoom
Friday May 15,11:30 am- 12:30 pm
The Concord Free Public Library invites children to Read to Luna the Dog every Friday
in May between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Did you know that reading to dogs boosts
reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Join us for a “Read around the
Zoom” group reading experience. Using Zoom meeting platform, we’ll all take turns
reading aloud to Luna and to each other. Bring some of your favorite poems or short
stories. This event is for children ages 5+. This event is for children ages 5+.
Email Royce McGrath at to register.

Katherine Paterson To Speak at the Concord Free Public Library

October 5, 2017 | News, PublicLibrary

Award winning author Katherine Paterson is the next speaker in the Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture series. The talk will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7 pm at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord. The lecture series was created in memory of Leslie Riedel by her family and friends so that young people could meet some of their favorite authors. This year’s speaker has been a strong contributor to the body of literature written for youth for a long time. She has written more than 30 books and has been awarded the Newbery Medal two times, the National Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. We are honored to have Katherine Paterson speak at the Library. There will be a reception following the talk and books for autographing will be available for purchase from Porter Square Books. This is a perfect chance for kids age 8 and up as well as adult fans of Katherine’s books to hear one of their favorite authors speak.   Registration for the program can be made by visiting the Library’s website at beginning on October 1.


Contact: Karen Ahearn

(978) 318-3358

Whole Book Approach Workshop

January 26, 2017 | PublicLibrary, Uncategorized

Discover the difference between reading with children and reading to children by putting children’s responses to picture book art, design, and story at the center of shared reading.

March 9th   6-7:30 PM  Concord Free Public Library  129 Main Street

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