Coming Summer 2018
Oh, the Places Reading Will Take You!
Summer Reading & Fun Activities
For Children birth thru 5th Grade
Registration begins Monday, May 1 , 2018
Activities begin June 4, 2018
With no set hours for the summer reading club, children can participate even with all their other summer activities. Simply stop by when the library is open to participate. Children who have not yet completed 2nd grade must be accompanied by an adult while at the library.
Research suggests families should aim for 15-20 minutes of reading a day to help prevent the “summer slide,” where reading skills are lost and kids are less prepared to return to school in the fall.
Children and families set their own reading goals, whether by keeping track of time, number of books or pages, or other literacy milestones, such as learning letter recognition and sounds, shapes, colors, or sight words. The suggested summer reading goal for Northview School students is 20 minutes per day for 20 days of the month.
Summer Classes and Activities
Bounces and Tickles birth to 1 year of age: Tuesdays June 5th-July 24th, 10:00am to 10:20am
Wiggles and Giggles for Children ages 1 to 3: Thursdays June 7th-July 27, 10:00am-10:20 am
Story Explorers for Children ages 3-6: Wednesday Mornings June 136th -July 25, 10:45-11:45 am
Doggie Tales: Tuesdays June 12th-July 24th, 1:00-2:00 pm (No Doggie Tales on July 3rd.)
Practice reading with Ruby and Lila, Ms. Julie’s certified therapy dogs. Kids read to Ruby or Lila for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy doing tricks with Ruby and Lila after everyone reads!
My First Book Club for Kids 6-8 Years of Age: Mondays June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9, 16, 23 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Each week kids explore a picture book chosen by the librarians. Based on the title, kids write and illustrate their own version of the story. For the last three meetings, kids will have fun writing a twisted up version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Each child’s writings will be laminated and spiral bound and available for pickup after August 6th.
Chapter Book Explorers Club for Kids 8-10 Years of Age:
Session 1: Wednesdays June 6, 13, 20 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kids choose a Daisy Meadows fairy themed book to read. Participants create an indoor fairy garden with library provided supplies and items brought from home.
Session 2: Wednesdays June 27 and July 11 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kids choose a Magic Tree House book to read. Each meeting includes an array of activities aligned with the Magic Tree House series.
Session 3: Wednesdays July 18 & 25 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Kids choose a Debbie Dadey Mermaid Tales book to read. Participants complete a mermaid themed treasure box with library provided supplies and items from home.
Kids may sign up for one or all three sessions. Kids must have completed 2nd grade.
Junior Book Club for Kids 8-12 Years of Age:
Meet up with friends to talk about the book, do fun activities, and more.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Mondays 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
June 11: Chapters 1-6 June 25: Chapters 7-12 July 9: Chapters 13-end
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Mondays 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
June 18: Chapters 1-8 July 2: Chapters 9-15 July 16: Chapters 16-22
Sweet Treats and Delicious Reads Tuesdays June 19 and July 17 2 pm – 3 pm
While talking about the book you bring, learn how to take ordinary cookies and snacks and turn them into fun treats using candy melts, sprinkles and more.
Nail Art Club: Tuesdays June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, 2:00-2:45 pm
Follow along with the design of the week to learn the basics of creating cool nail art, including fireworks for the 4th of July, marbling, gradients, and more. Registration is required. All supplies provided by the library. Participants are asked to come with clean nails.