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Children’s Summer Reading Program

June 1st - July 31st

For children up to 5th Grade

Over the next two months, the library will host a range of free activities for children to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can also win prizes for reaching their reading goals. Registration starts June 1st at 2 p.m. and will continue through the end of July.

Getting Started

Sign up at our service desk or online - sign up online here (connect).  You can pick up a paper copy of the Reading Log at the desk or download it here to keep track of your reading hours. The Library recognizes that summer is a transition time please fill out the reading log for the grade you will be entering into for the school year Fall 2018. Pre-K to K: Reading Log 1st-2nd Grade: Reading Log  3rd-4th Grade: Reading Log 5th Grade: Reading Log You can register any time throughout the program.  Read on your own, ask a parent to read to you or listen to audiobooks. They all count towards logging total reading hours.

How it Works:

Use your reading log to keep track of how many hours you are reading. Each time you complete your reading goal, you can pick out a prize. Your reading goal is listed on your reading log. Reading goals vary depending on your reading level.

Reading Levels and Goals

Pre-K to K: Read 15 books with a parent and do 5 of the parent/child activities included with the log to earn a prize. 1st-2nd Grade: Read or listen to books for 2 hours to earn a prize. 3rd-4th Grade: Read or listen to books for 4 hours to earn a prize. 5th Grade: Read or listen to books for 5 hours to earn a prize.

Prizes

You can pick up a prize each time you complete your reading goal. You can claim your prizes at the library’s service desk. You must have your reading log with you in order to claim your prize. The first time you pick out a prize, you will get to pick an item from our “Pages for Prizes” bucket. The second time you pick out a prize, you will get to pick one free admission ticket. The third time you pick out a prize, you will get to pick out a free book. After you pick up your third prize, you turn in your reading log and start over. Material may be read in any format - books, magazines, graphic novels, audio books, etc. Prizes Available while supplies last. Prizes Not Picked Up within 2 weeks will be forfeited.

Summer Events

June Author Visit Mick Bogerman Wednesday, June 13th at 10 a.m. For Grades 3-6 Registration not Required Author Mick Bogerman will inspire writing your own novel with fun writing exercises and talk about her books. To find out more information about the author visit: www.slugpiestories.com Electric Circuits presented by the Discovery Center Science Saturday, June 16th at 10 a.m. For Grades 3-8 Registration Required, Limit 30 Participants Demonstrate an understanding of circuits using snap-circuit kits with light bulbs, spin motors and more! Tiniest Travelers Story Time Tuesday, June 19th at 10:30 a.m. For up to 2 years old, no siblings please Registration not Required 30 minute program, Stories and fingerplays, no craft Family Event: Cars 3 Movie Saturday, June 23rd at 12:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 6+ Registration not Required Popcorn provided, patrons welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks Registration not required Rated G Discover Japan with Beth Melancen Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m. For Grades K-5th Registration not Required, 40 minute program Winnebago art teacher Beth Melancen presents displays and experience growing up in Tokyo, Japan July Bats - Fly By Night Presented by Severson Dells Science Saturday, July 7th at 1 p.m. For Grades K-5 Registration Required, 45-60 minutes All living things are dependent on one another and their surroundings. Despite being valuable members of Earths’ ecosystems, bats are often misunderstood and even feared. Using skulls, sounds and replicas, students will recognize that bats are not the scary creatures that many people believe. Bats are facing more challenges than ever. Students will be able to determine some of the consequences if bats are allowed to vanish.  Speaker will bring books, some masks they can take home and color, some hands on stuff (pin the body part on the bat). Road Trip Bingo Tuesday, July 10th at 2 p.m. For Grades 3-6 Registration Required Play Bingo the Library way this summer! Winner: Special Surprise treat! Mr. Steve Entertainer Wednesday, July 18th at 10:30 a.m. All Ages Registration not required The Master facilitator of fun is back this summer with magic, treats and family entertainment.  Mr. Steve will talk about first book: "Bossy and Bernards's Stillman Valley Farm." We'll listen to Mr. Steve share his story, along with some of his favorite animal songs. The event is FREE and ALL AGES are welcome to attend! Tiniest Travelers Story Time Tuesday, July 24th at 10:30 a.m. For up to 2 years old, no siblings please Registration not Required 30 minute program, stories and fingerplays, no craft The Incredibles Movie Wednesday, July 25th at 10 a.m. Recommended for ages 6+ Registration not Required Popcorn provided, patrons welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks Registration not required Rated G

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