Published July 18, 2019

HUNTER SALTZMAN admires the demonstration by Dinoman (Bob Lisaius) who visited the library as part of the very popular Summer Reading Program. (Danielle Masterson Photo)


NORTH READING — Did you know a dinosaur can fit in the Flint Memorial Library’s Activity Room? Well, it can. Dinoman brought his unique blend of humor, science and dinosaurs to a packed room on July 9.

The library’s next special event will be held on Wednesday, July 24 as musician Tom Sieling visits the Activity Room at 10:30 a.m. for an energetic, participatory event filled with popular kids songs.

Tom includes facts about animals and space during his performance. To register for this event, visit

It’s not too late to sign up for Summer Reading. There are 703 children who’ve registered for the program. Read & Bead Club members, students in grades 1 through 12, have picked up beads for their Universe of Stories chains after accumulating reading minutes. Children read over 97,000 minutes in the program’s first three weeks.

The Rubber Ducky Club, which is made up of babies to children entering kindergarten in September, has also been filling in their sheets and collecting small stuffed animals. In three weeks, children have collected 104 stuffies.

For more information on this program, please visit or call 978-664-4942 ext. 3. You may sign up at any time during the summer either in person or online, but must come to the library’s Children’s Room to pick up your chain.

DINOMAN (Bob Lisaius) brought a very large friend to the Flint Memorial Library, to the delight of the children.
(Danielle Masterson Photo)

Read & Win with the Topsfield Fair

The Topsfield Fair has partnered with local libraries, including the Flint Memorial Library, to participate in the “Read & Win” program. The goal of this program is to give children an incentive to visit their local library and read over the summer.

Readers from kindergarten through grade six from across eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire are eligible to participate by visiting their library to sign up.

Each library will set a goal and once completed, the readers will receive a Topsfield Fair Prize Package that includes an admission ticket, ride tickets and a “Read and Win” ribbon. The Topsfield Fair has awarded prizes to over 5,000 students in more than 40 different communities through this program.

It won’t be long until the fall weather arrives and the Topsfield Fair is open. Check their website and social media as well as the North Reading Transcript for announcements on the happenings at the fair this year, including entertainment, competitions, rides and more. The 2019 Topsfield Fair runs Friday, October 4 through Monday, October 14.