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Summer Learning 2019

Summer Learning 2019 is here!  There are new badges to earn, new programs to attend, and new projects to complete.

Ready to Learn

Parents and  caregivers of children 4 and under  are encouraged to register for Ready to Learn.  Participants complete early learning activities to earn fun  prizes and a book along with entries into the grand prize drawings.

Preschool-6th Grade

Students in this group will complete reading, writing, and S.T.E.A.M. based challenges to earn badges. There are eight badges to be earned as well as a few bonus badges for going above and beyond what is required.  Participants will receive a book when they earn their first badge and an entry into our prize   drawings for each badge earned.  Participants who earn all eight badges will  receive a second book and a bonus entry into the prize drawings.

Teen Summer Learning

Tweens/Teens who have completed 6th grade can participate by picking up a Teen Reading Log from the library or bookmobile.  Teens can read anything they want to earn prizes and be entered into a grand prize drawing for four    tickets to Kings Island or a $100 gift card to be used anywhere.

Visit our Events Calendar  to see a schedule of our summer events for all ages.

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  The  program challenges families to read 1000 books together before a child’s first day of kindergarten.  Because reading together early has been linked to school success, this challenge aids in getting a child ready for school while promoting positive family interaction.  Families will receive small incentives throughout their adventure to reach 1000 books and the library will be hosting special programs for participants.  Upon reaching 1000 books, children receive a certificate, book, and special photo magnet to commemorate their accomplishment.  Every 100 books read also earns an entry into drawings held every two months for a backpack full of kindergarten school supplies.  Registration for the program will begin on February 4th.  Families can register at the library or on the bookmobile.

 

 

Playaway Launchpads and Early Literacy Kits Available for Checkouts

10168137_10153463118788461_3819748620162226693_nA new edition to the library’s collection, Playaway Launchpads are pre-loaded tablets available for children in preschool through 5th grade.  Each Launch pas is pre-loaded with high-quality, ad-free learning apps and game.  Apps are grouped by subject area, theme, grade level, and age and feature popular characters.  Subjects include math, science, critical thinking, and creativity while themes include animals, building, fantasy, and more.  Launchpads are available for Checkout for three weeks.

DSCF5233Early Literacy Kits are available for check out to help you get your toddler or preschooler ready to read.  Each kit contains a Playaway View, several books, games, activities, and more all based on the five best practices to help your child: Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing, and Writing.  Each kit comes with a binder full of early literacy information and tips on how to use the kit effectively.  Kit themes include Springtime, On the Farm, Dinosaurs, Let’s Get Cooking, and more. Kits are available for check out for two weeks.