Summer Reading Game

Summer Reading Logs – Download and print the reading log corresponding to your child’s age.

Baby Bee Reading Club – Ages 0-2

Children’s Reading Log – Ages 3-9

Summer Events Guide – Tuesday Evening Events & Summer Programs


Studies show that children who do not read over the summer lose reading skills, while the skills of those who do read hold steady or even improve, putting them in a better place to achieve academically come fall.  So this summer, make it your goal to read, read often, and to join together as a family in learning! 

 

 Registration for the Summer Reading Program starts on June 19th.

Baby Bee Reading Club – Summer Reading Program for babies and toddlers:  Although your baby is years away from becoming a reader, he or she starts to develop the necessary skills for reading and writing at birth.  Our early literacy program encourages your child to love language and books and most of all, to have fun!  Parents/caregivers who participate will earn prizes for completing early literacy activities.
Ages Birth-2.


Build a Better World
Children’s Summer Reading Program
The library is the perfect place for children and families to become empowered to build a better world! Through books and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities and programs, kids will discover new ways of looking at the world around them. Additionally, children who log time spent reading this summer will earn a multitude of prizes. Ages 3-8.

CHECK OUT OUR PRIZES!

 

Tuesday Evening Events

Tuesday, June 27 @ 7pm  — LEGO Party—Kickoff Event
Everything is awesome at our Summer Reading Game Kickoff Party!  LEGO car racing, bean bag toss, crafts, obstacle course, scavenger hunt, and more!


Tuesday, July 11 @ 7pm — 
Turtle Dance Music

This sensory-friendly music and comedy show engages children with songs, robots, bubbles, music technology, and original stories about why engineers, architects, and designers rock! 

Tuesday, July 18 @ 7pm  —
Mr. Kurt Concert

Clap, slap, shake, spin, stomp, and sing along with Mr. Kurt! Time flies as Mr. Kurt sings songs and tells stories with his guitar, ukulele, slide whistle, and other musically silly stuff.

Tuesday, July 25 @ 7pm — Sciencetellers: Pirates, Lost at Sea

Set sail on an action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates that must rescue their captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help explore the science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more.


Tuesday, August 1 @ 7pm — 
Green Meadows Farm

Everyone gets to meet and pet lovable creatures, including bugs, reptiles, bunnies, chickens, and baby animals.

 

 

CHALLENGES

CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGE: July 1-31

1) Visit the Library, and look for the  MAKERSPACE CART.

2) Use the materials found on the cart to design and build one of the following  choices:
— A Car
— A Treehouse
— A Robot
— A Spaceship

3) Write your name, age, and phone number on an “inventor card” and turn it in with your project.  One entry per day.

4) Projects will be displayed each week in the children’s room.  (Or you may bring yours home.)

5) Each week in July, one inventor card will be drawn from a raffle, and that child will win a prize!

LEGO CHALLENGE: August 1—31

1) Visit the Library, and pick up a  LEGO CHALLENGE CARD.

2) Make the LEGO challenge listed on the card at home using your own Legos.  (If you do not have Legos at home, ask to borrow our Lego challenge box. You must then complete the challenge at the library.)

3) Take a photo of your completed LEGO challenge.

4) Email that photo to the children’s room:   brokids34@gmail.com.
Include your name, age, and phone number in the email.

5) Photos will be displayed each week in the children’s room.

6) Each week in August, one photo will be drawn from a raffle, and that child will
win a prize!

7) Pick up a new LEGO challenge card, and enter again!

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS

JR. BUILDER PROGRAMS:

**Wednesday, June 28 @ 3:30pm
Peeps Catapults, Ages 5+
**Wednesday, July 5 @ 3:30pm
Flower Pot Decoupage, Ages 3+
**Monday, July 17 @ 3:30pm
DIY Wind Cars, Ages 7+
**Wednesday, July 26 @ 3:30pm
Edible Construction, Ages 3+
**Wednesday, August 9 @ 3:30pm
Pendulum Painting, Ages 7+
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Monday, August 14 @ 3:30pm
Edible Architecture, Ages 3+
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Wednesday, August 16 @ 3:30pm
Bucket Race Construction Challenge, Ages 5+

FRIDAY FILMS:

Friday, June 30
The LEGO Movie (PG, 1 hr., 40 min.)
Friday, July 7
WALL-E (G, 1 hr., 38 min.)
Friday, July 14
Big Hero 6 (PG, 1 hr., 42 min.)
Friday, July 21
The Iron Giant (PG, 1 hr., 26 min.)
Friday, July 28
The Adventures of Roborex
(PG, 1 hr., 27 min.)

STEM STORIES: 

Through stories, experiments, & activities, we’ll explore the many ways we encounter the world through the five senses.
Open to children ages 3+.

Thursday, June 29: Sound
Thursday, July 13: Sight
Thursday, July 27: Smell
Thursday, Aug 10: Taste
Thursday, Aug 24: Touch

LEARNING WITH LEGO:
Complete group activities & challenges—all using LEGOs!

**Friday, August 4th @ 3:30pm
LEGO Duplo Marble Run, Ages 7+

**Friday, August 11th @ 3:30pm
LEGO Balloon Racers, Ages 4+

**Friday, August 18th @ 3:30pm
LEGO Zip Lines, Ages 7+

**Friday, August 25th @ 3:30pm
LEGO Boat Challenge, Ages 4+

**Registration required.