Summer is here and so is our Summer Reading Program! This year our theme is “Heroes in Our World and Beyond” and we will have lots of hero events throughout the summer. We have two separate reading programs – one for our preschoolers and one for school aged children.
For our preschoolers, we invite you to join the challenge and read 1000 books before kindergarten! Upon registering for summer reading, your little one will be given a reading log to keep track of the books you read together. Read 1000 different books or the same favorite titles over and over and receive stickers for every book read along with a small prize each time you visit the library. When you reach your goal, we will award you with a certificate and proudly put your picture on our “1000 Books” bulletin board.
For our older kids, we ask you to register in person for summer reading. Once you are registered, start reading! Keep track of the hours you’ve read, and for every hour of independent reading you do, visit the library to receive tickets and take a chance on a variety of prizes donated by the Friends of the Library, area businesses and generous individuals. Some of these prizes include N.Y. Yankees tickets, an American Girl Doll, guitar lessons, tennis camp instruction….the list goes on and on! Children of all ages can also fill out a ticket for our Grand Prize – a family Four Pack to Mystic Aquarium!
All reading tickets must be in by noon on Friday, August 26th and the prizes will be awarded at 4:30pm.
We also have tons of programs planned for all ages! Magician Danny Magic will be closing out of Summer Reading Program on Friday, August 26th at 3:00 pm with a special show followed by the summer reading prize drawing. Tatyanna Jade and Mike will also be performing. They will sing a mixture of old and new children’s songs that will guarantee that the crowd will on their feet singing and dancing! The Danny Magic program requires registration – just stop at the Children’s Circulation Desk to sign up!
Our Drop in Storytime on Mondays at 10:30 and PJ Storytime on Thursdays at 6:00 are held year round and require no registration. We also have Open House Crafts every Saturday throughout the year. Stop in any Saturday (except in August when we are closed on Saturdays) and enjoy putting together a special seasonal craft.
Our age specific fall storytimes will begin sign ups on Monday, Sept. 26th. Babies and Books meet on Tuesdays at 10:30, Toddler Time for 2 and 3 yrs. old will meet on Wednesdays at 10:30 and Stories and Crafts for ages 4 & 5 will meet on Thursdays at 10:30 beginning the week of Oct. 18th. All fall storytime sessions last for 6 weeks.
We have several movie programs scheduled. Our Lunch Bunch Indoor Picnic and Movie will be on Sept. 22 at noon. Our Movies and Munchies will be “Angry Birds” on August 26 and “The Jungle Book” on Sept. 9th at 6:00pm.
Mrs M. continues her Yoga Adventures class for kids ages 5-9 on Tuesdays at 4:15 beginning on Sept. 6th and her Storytime Yoga for ages 3-5 on Sept. 9th. Yoga mats are provided and registration is required. Call or stop in to register and have a wonderful time telling stories through movement!
Our booktalk groups will also be meeting. KinderClub for kindergartners will meet on Monday, Sept. 19th and Oct. 17th at 4:15, our Pageturners for grades 1 & 2 meets on Wed, August 17th and Sept. 21st at 4:15pm. and our newest booktalk group, Nutmeg Book Buddies for grades 3-5 will meet on Monday, Sept. 12 and Oct. 3rd at 4:15.
If you like Legos, then sign up for our Lego to the Library for our next meetings on August 19th and Sept 16th at 4:15pm.
If school is cancelled or delayed in Region 15 for weather,
our programs for the day are also cancelled.