Have Fun Read More

Research shows that kids who read at home on a regular basis make significantly more progress in school than kids who don’t.

Try something new (and save a little money too). Try a book by a new author, a new genre, or a new media item. If you usually read mysteries try out some nonfiction and learn about the real Crime Scene Investigation (CSI).Visit the library and check out a cookbook or a hobby book.

The library also has:

  • Book Groups
  • Books on CD
  • Children's Activities
  • Movies
  • Museum Passes
  • Music
  • Play-Aways
  • Video Games

Best of all…It is all free! Think you have seen it all at the Thayer Public Library? Go on a field trip to the Tufts Library in Weymouth or the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy. You can use your Braintree library card there.

Online Library

Too cold to leave the house? Access the Library online for: 

  • E-Books
  • Electronic Resources
  • Free Music Downloads
  • Language Learning Programs
  • Really Good Online Magazines


Watching movies? Take a few minutes to talk about:

  • Characters
  • Plot
  • Problem
  • Setting
  • Solution
  • Story Elements

Even first graders know these literary terms and might just surprise you! Electronic literacies are not the wave of the future-they are happening right now! Help your child (and yourself) become familiar and comfortable in the online reading venue. Enjoy your time reading together!