Summer Reading 2020

In an unexpected twist, you find yourself trapped in the Enchanted Forest where monsters, witches, genies, fairies, kings, queens, and more await you.  Only quick thinking, creativity, and adventurous reading will help you escape before August 31st.  All children and teens are invited to try their luck in the Forest.

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Questions?? Confused or wondering about something? Looking for a book recommendation? Email [email protected] and put “Teen Summer Reading” in the subject line!

“Escape the Enchanted Forest” and “Imagine Your Story” are sponsored by the Bedford Free Public Library, the Bedford Public Schools, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library for generously funding Summer Reading.

Online Resources

The Enchanted Library challenge asks you to read a variety of books, including an ebook, audiobook, graphic novel, and magazine. Try one of the links below if you want to find those through the library’s online databases. You can always ask for help using these (and any other!) resources by emailing us!

Overdrive * – books, audiobooks, and magazines!

hoopla – books, audiobooks, comic books, music, and movies!

Kanopy – movies!

*(if you would like to use Overdrive on a smartphone or tablet, download the Libby app)

Need help finding a book to fit a specific challenge? Check out our booklists page or email the library!