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Summer Reading

Welcome to Summer Reading; the best thing that you can do for your brain (and it just might be….FUN!)  All three of our programs will be available online to keep track of your progress and/or activities (including a dedicated computer for entering your reading if you want to but don’t have internet access at home AND a paper option if you would rather not!).

Scroll down to find some informative links about summer reading/learning!

2015 Early Childhood Theme

2015 Early Childhood Theme

The Early Childhood program will focus on reading AND doing some early literacy activities at home (Don’t worry-they’re not hard! And, your child will think you a HERO!).  Programming will consist of our regular early childhood programs:  Babies and Books, Parent/Child LapSIts with the addition of some Preschool Story Hours for the 3-5 yr old set.  This program is for children who have not attended Kindergarten yet (If your child has attended developmental Kindergarten, they belong in THIS program).

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Click here for more information about the Early Childhood Program!

2015 Elementary Program

2015 Elementary Program

The Elementary program will work much as it has in the past as far as awards and prizes with some minor changes.  The programming will feature:  library-sponsored Concerts in the Park, Crafternoon, Hero Movies, Science Saturday, and a series of Hero programs that will include stories read or told about Folk Heroes, Super Heroes, Ancient Heroes or even Heroes that you’ve never heard of and our annual Scholastic Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair.  Watch for all of the details on our web site, in the Children’s eNews and in the library.

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Escape the Ordinary_K copyThe Teen Program will also operate much as it has in the past with some minor adjustments.  We are signed up for the “SYNCH” free young adult audiobook program, Maker Camp (though we have not received confirmation) School Library Journal Summerteen and the Scholastic Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair.  There may be more, but we do want to wait until our new Teen Librarian is on board so that s/he may put a bit of her/himself into the program!

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Summer Reading Links

Why we should let kids choose their own summer reading books.  -Washington Post

Reading Rockets.  Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Start with a Book.  To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond.

Unite for Literacy offers around 150 online books for you to read to your child for free!

updated 5/14/15