Wouldn’t you like to keep your child engaged in learning over the summer break in a rewarding and fun way? Just think, they can build their vocabulary, learn and practice good grammar skills, go on an adventure in knowledge and have a good time, all by reading books!
Our Summer Reading Program is designed to challenge readers and provide a structure for them to spend some quality time reading with a accountability program to assist in not getting too distracted with television and video games.
All you have to do is sign up and read the required number of age appropriate books in the allotted program time – don’t worry it’s a breeze! There’s a party with even more goodies at the end of the program. We’ve even got a Summer Reading Program for adults too.
WHEN & WHERE
The Summer Reading Program begins in May with a kick off party and ends in July with a completion party. Every year the Program gets a new “Theme” and activities are planned based on that theme. Program is available at both Fort Branch and Haubstadt locations.
The 2019 theme is “A Universe of Stories” in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing!
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page with updates!
Our Student workers at the libraries put together programs for our middle school aged children. We will hold them periodically throughout the year usually on a Friday evening. Check the Calendar on this website to see when our next one is scheduled.
Starting in the Summer of 2019, during our Summer Reading Program, we will have our first ever book club for Middle School kids! We will read a book in June and July and then have a meeting during each of those months to discuss the book and play games!
In June of 2019, we will be reading “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”. Books will be available to pick up at the end of May and the Junior Book Club will meet on June 25th from 5:30-7 pm in the Fort Branch Library Lois Kissel room. Kids will be led in a discussion about the book before doing a fun activity related to the reading! There are limited spots, so please keep an eye out for sign-ups. This program is open to students going into 5th-8th grade and all materials will be provided.
In July of 2019, we will be reading Newbery Award Winner, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon”. Books will be available in mid-June to pick up. You don’t need to have participated in the first book club to participate in this one. Book Clubs run on a book-by-book interest basis. We will be meeting July 25th at the Haubstadt Library from 5:30-7 pm where we will discuss the book and then do a fun activity related to the reading! Please keep an eye out for sign-ups. This program is open to students going into 5th-8th grade and all materials will be provided.
In the Summer of 2019 we will be having our first Junior Writing Class! This class will be held in the Fort Branch Computer Lab every Thursday in June from 2-3:30 pm. Sign-ups are required and there are limited spots available in order to make it a successful class. This program is open to students going into 5th-8th grade. We will be learning how to create stories and express our imaginations. This program is not meant to perfect writing but to improve it in a fun, exciting way, with open-minds. It is meant for kids who find themselves creating stories because they’ve fallen in love with something they’ve read or watched, or who are attempting to create the stories they want to read! Come create with us! All materials will be provided.
During the Summer of 2019, we will be offering Journal Therapy Program for teens going into grades 9-12! This program will be to guide teens in effective organization using journaling as a creative outlet. Teens will learn to organize and relieve stress in a creative fashion. Many may have heard of the trend of bullet-journaling and this is an extension of that! This program will be held every Tuesday in June from 2-3:30 pm at the Fort Branch Library. All materials will be provided – please be on the lookout for sign ups.