Open 7 days a week for limited service: look for books and check them out! Call 781-235-1610 for Library information.

No computers, copiers, meeting rooms or seating available during this stage.

Self-check Express Holds Pickup is available from the Wakelin Room. 
Book drops are open at all three locations for returns.
Donate your gently used books and DVDs to the Friends! A collection bin is located inside the Main Library. 
The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 3rd for in-person voting.

Summer Reading

June 8, 2020 – August 14, 2020

Congratulations Wellesley! This year, summer reading went online on Beanstack. Over 150 participants read over 40,000 minutes, wrote reviews, completed activities, looked for Sprinkles, and earned raffle tickets!! Raffle winners will be contacted by August 31st.

Prizes are generously provided by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Library. Prizes this year include:

Middle School: Big Prize Miniature House Craft Kit; Small prize – Selfie Lights

K-5: Big prizes: $15 gift certificate to Wellesley Books; $20 gift certificate to Wellesley Toy Shop; Medium prizes: 7 craft kits including crochet, soap making, and origami; Small prize – a book of choice!

Pre-Readers: Big Prize – Certificate for a live Zoom Princess Party with Elsa, Anna, Belle, Aurora, Ariel, Rapunzel or Cinderella from Pretty as a Princess Events; Small prize – gift grab bags!

A special thank you to Wellesley Books and Wellesley Toy Shop for their generous prize donations!

Check back soon for upcoming Fall challenges and reading programs.

Check out our online Summer Reading program!

“Imagine Your Story”


computer phone and tablet screens show the beanstack program and website

Online Scavenger Hunt!

Sprinkles the Dragon was Found!

Sprinkles the Dragon was hidden SOMEWHERE on one of our Children’s webpages!

Each of the 10 weeks during summer reading from June 8 – August 14, Sprinkles the Dragon was moved once a week to a different webpage. Several of you found him week after week! We will be sending out Sprinkles to his new home when we draw the winner – you’ll hear from us by August 31st!

Summer Reading Lists

Wellesley Public Schools K-5 Suggested Reading 2020

Wellesley Public Schools K-5 More Summer Reading 2020

Wellesey Middle School Summer Reading Lists 2020

Wellesley Public Schools K-5 Summer Reading Lists From Previous Years [Link]

Wellesley Middle School Summer Reading Lists From Previous Years [Link]

More Summer Reading Lists

2020 Summer Reading Lists from Association for Library Service to Children, ALSC

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (MCBA) Nominees 2020-2021

Wellesley Free Library Children’s Reading Page

Book Awards Page