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 2020 theme is “Imagine Your Story”
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.
In 2019, we started a Summer Book Club for kids who just finished 5-8th grade! This “Beyond the Book” Club includes our group reading the same book, which we provide, and then we get together to discuss the book and participate in games and activities related to the book!
“Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan (anticipated read date: May 2020 – keep an eye on our calendar!)
“City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau (anticipated read date: June 2020 – keep an eye on our calendar!)
“Because of Winn-Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo – watched 2005 film and shared favorite “childhood” memories
“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelley Barnhill – talked about how mythical stories are born out of truth
“Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein – participated in a scavenger hunt
Coming Summer 2020, we will be doing a Teen Variety Club! Every week in June, we will host a different Teen Activity all under the general theme of “Ancient Greece”. Teens can sign up for as many or as few of the programs as they choose! All four sessions will be held at the Fort Branch Library.
Tuesday, June 9th 5-6:30 pm : Make your own Pandora’s Box
Monday, June 15th 2-3:30 pm : Create your own Myths
Tuesday, June 23rd 5-6:30 pm : Build Temples and Floating Castles
Monday, June 29th 2-3:30 pm: How to Tie a Toga & Field Day