SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019
Friday, June 7 – Friday, July 19
Our annual reading program for ages 0-18 is back! There are a lot of good, responsible reasons to keep reading during the summer.¹ But the important part is that reading is fun, and it’s even more fun to get rewards and participate in awesome activities at the same time!
How it works: Starting June 7th, you can register and pick up a reading log. We have special logs for readers, pre-readers and teens. Complete the tasks on your reading log. For every ten tasks you earn a prize. You can collect four prizes total, plus finish all the levels to enter a drawing for your choice of our awesome grand prize baskets. All book logs must be returned by 6 pm on July 19 in order to enter drawing.
Friday, June 7, 10:30/11:00: Pizza Party
Come at 10:30 for a special outdoor story time, then enjoy free pizza and lemonade starting at 11:00. We will also have activities going on inside and out, so plan to stick around for a while. All ages.
Thursday, June 20, 1:00, 2:15, 3:30: STARLAB Planetarium
Experience a real inflatable planetarium to learn about stars and constellations. Because space is limited, there will be three sessions. NOTE: This program will take place at Lonsdale Elementary School. There is no charge, but you must pre-register at: https://www.tcu2905.us/page/4231. Be sure to select Lonsdale and take note of your session time. All ages.
Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00: Escape Room
You must solve puzzles to escape and save the day in this space-themed adventure. Pre-registration strongly recommended. Best for ages 10-14.
Wednesday, July 10, 1:00 pm: Remarkable Reptiles
Your friend and mine, Jim Gerholdt, will be back with his snakes, lizards and turtles. All ages.
Friday, July 19, 1:00 pm: Ice Cream Social
We will close the program again with ice cream and good company. All ages.
Maker Monday, 2:00 pm
Dive in to creation! We will provide the supplies and a challenge; you bring the imagination. Best for ages 6-10.
Family Movie Tuesday, 6:30 pm
We will show a family-friendly movie with a space theme. Free snacks included. All ages.
Teens ‘n Tweens Thursday, 1:00 pm
A special activity just for teens and tweens. Free snacks included. Best for ages 11-15.
Friday Storytime, 10:30 am
Don’t forget our weekly storytime for pre-schoolers. Enjoy a few books and a craft. Best for ages 3-6.
A new craft will be available all week on a self-serve basis.
We will also offer take-home activities for different age groups, new every week.
¹ Serious facts for grown-ups: Multiple studies show that children who read regularly over the summer break experience less of a “summer slide,” and are better prepared to keep up to grade level in all subjects. This effect is cumulative and even stronger in disadvantaged children. For more, visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/research.htm.