Rutland Free Public Library
280 Main St. Rutland, MA 01543
* Please note we are not open Saturdays in the summer.
We are closed Saturdays until September 9th.
The Great Pumpkin Reading Program
This annual program takes place every autumn. It is our largest and most popular reading program. This one has the entire family competing against other families for the honor of being named the "Most Sincere Pumpkin Reading Family"; a high honor indeed!
How Does it Work?
Families interested in participating sign up at the library.
You will need a reading log (or several, they fill up fast!) and a rules sheet.
Remember: every member of the family contributes to the same reading log. This is different from most reading programs where each child has their own tracking log.
You keep track of the time you spend reading. This includes reading alone, reading out loud together, or listening to an audio book.
For every 5 hours that the family collectively reads, a raffle ticket is earned. And we have trinket prizes available for the kids
Have you spotted a pumpkin like this in your neighborhood? If so, that family is a Pumpkin Reading Family!