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Friends News

Graphic of robot reading with familySUMMER READING PROGRAMS TAKE OFF!

Friends of Cary Memorial Library is a proud sponsor of the Children’s and Adult Summer Reading Programs. Both encourage reading and library use. And readers of all ages can earn prizes for reading all summer long!

Children’s Reading Program

This year’s science-focused Fizz Boom READ! program nicely fits into the library’s current theme: “Year of Discovery: Science, Technology and You.”  By July 3, 1,370 Lexington elementary school-aged children had registered for the 2014 program, offering all participants quality books that encourage continuous learning—and inspire!

Go to Children's Summer Reading Program for special events, recommended reading lists and more reading program information.

Adult Reading Program

Summer is a perfect time to relax and enjoy some books you’ve been meaning to read. Read a book—or anything! Submit a review in person or online. Win prizes! 

Visit Adult Summer Reading Program for details! 


Take your Cary Library tote on vacation with you, and you might win a prize!

Cary Library black tote bagCary Library supporters will have far-flung adventures this spring and summer. We invite you to send us a photo of yourself holding your Cary Library tote in the exotic locales that you visit. We’re offering a prize to the person who sends us the photo of the bag taken the farthest from Lexington and to another randomly selected winner.

Photos may be emailed to us at or mailed to:
Cary Memorial Library
Attn: Friends of Cary Library
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington, MA 02420

Entries must be received before Labor Day (September 1.) Photos we receive may be displayed in the library or printed in our newsletter.

Tote bags are available at the main level circulation desk and at the circulation desk in the Children’s Room for $15.

Have a safe, fun-filled vacation and remember to carry your Cary Library tote bag.


Book Store

The Elizabeth K. Clark Book Store, located next to the elevator near the circulation desk on the main level of the library, has added an “Annex.” Look where the copy machines were formerly found and you’ll see shelves filled with new categories of donated books for sale at bargain prices. Now we’re featuring Young Adult, Chinese, Foreign Language, and specialty books.

The next time you’re in the library, be sure to browse the expanded selection. And don’t forget the cart in the Children’s Room stocked with some of the best donated children’s books. Children's books are priced from 50 cents to $2.

Thanks to your support, our honor system enterprises consistently earn over $1,000 per month, all of which is used to support library programs and services.