June 25 through August 8
Log your minutes online, participate in daily Library activities, scavenger hunts, crafts and raffles!
Libraries Rock! (entering grades K-5)
Go to the Library’s website to register online starting Monday, June 11, 2018. Your log-in and password are the same as Summer 2017. Remember, you can also register as a family! Need help? Come see us and we’ll walk you through the process. Grades K-5 should register for Libraries Rock!, 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 25th. Every 200 minutes you log online, you get to the next level in our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Go (walk, ride, bike, trot…) to Fairfield Main Library or Fairfield Woods Branch Library for activities, crafts, scavenger hunts, and special programs taking place through August 8. This is how you earn raffle tickets for awesome prizes!
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.
A special thank you to all our sponsors and partners!
- 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.
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…