Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday! 🥳

Get started today and join Smokey in learning about wildfires and nature! You can read books, visit Massachusetts parks, take action for the environment, and have fun from January to November 28th, 2024! This reading challenge is aimed at kids ages 4-10, but all ages are welcome.  For a participating library near you, see the list below.

This reading challenge is brought to you by the USDA, US Forest Service and Mass DCR in collaboration with the Massachusetts Library Sytem and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  For any questions, please contact Christi Farrar (christif@masslibsystem.org), Celeste Bruno (celeste.bruno@mass.gov) or June Thammasnong (june.thammasnong@mass.gov) - thank you!


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