Wednesday, June 21, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Penfield Beach Pavilion
Join your favorite librarians at the new Penfield Beach Pavilion to kickoff this year’s Summer Reading Program: “Build a Better World.” Drop by for some fun on your first day of summer vacation! (Rain date: June 22)
Register for Summer Reading to get inked with a temporary tattoo, receive your first prize, compete in our sandcastle building competition and other games on the beach!
Note: A Penfield Beach Sticker is required to park.
June 21 – August 12
Log your minutes online, participate in daily Library activities, scavenger hunts, crafts and raffles!
Build a Better World! (entering grades K-5)
Go to the Library’s website to register online starting Thursday, June 1, 2017. Your log-in and password are the same as Summer 2016, though you can now register as a family! Need help? Come see us and we’ll walk you through the process. Grades K-5 should register for Build a Better World, and children under 5 years old should choose the Jr. Reading program!
You can read anything you like! Need inspiration? Ask a Librarian or find recommendations on one of our many reading lists separated by age, grade, and/or genre.
Go online to your Summer Reading account and log the number of minutes you’ve read, beginning June 21st. Paper Logs are available for readers who prefer to be “offline.” Every 200 minutes you log online, you get to the next level in our Landmark Landing!
Go (walk, ride, bike, trot…) to Fairfield Main Library or Fairfield Woods Branch Library for activities, crafts, scavenger hunts, movies and special programs taking place through August 12. This is how you earn raffle tickets for awesome prizes!
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Junior Reading Program (ages birth-5 years)
Our Junior Reading Program is designed for children not yet in school, up to age 5. The goal of the Junior program is to encourage reading with an adult.This Junior Reading Program track follows all of the rules of the K-5 program with the following differences in the Reading Challenge:
- Books are usually read with an adult rather than independently.
- Children will earn raffle tickets for every ten (10) books logged.
*The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
A special thank you to all our sponsors and partners!
TIPS FOR MAKING SUMMER READING FUN!
- Visit the Library: With daily challenges, craft projects and raffle drawings throughout the summer, the Library staff knows how to make reading F-U-N!
- Be the Leader: Show your child that reading is an important part of your life by modeling reading as a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy. Planning a trip to the ball park? Share a book about your child’s favorite major league star before the big game.
- Talk It Up: Good books deserve to be shared, so be sure to talk about what you’re reading and ask your child to share his/her book with you and their friends.
WHY IS SUMMER READING IMPORTANT?
A three-year study by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies showed that students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. In fact, kids who participate in these programs are 52 Lexile points ahead of their peers who do not. Summer reading programs are also an antidote for learning loss (summer slide). So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend reading programs actually show gains. (School Library Journal, “Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement, Study Says,” November 10, 2010). Read more…