2019 Summer Reading Program
The Library will be celebrating a Universe of Stories as our summer reading program theme this year. Perfectly timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing and the renewed interest in space travel and the cosmos, we have many new books to enjoy and learn from, and lots of stellar activities planned. Click on the "list" tab in our card catalog and you will find a book list that goes along with our theme. Program details are below, and here is the program brochure for quick reference.
Kids who sign up for the summer reading program will receive their reading log (beginning June 25) so they can track their summer reading. Twinkle Town offers free ice cream for every 10 books read. The Library will award prizes for the most books read on August 5. Kids who read over the summer return to school better prepared and ready to succeed.
To provide extra support for emerging and struggling readers we will be hosting PAWS for summer reading on Wednesday mornings from 10 - 11:30 am beginning June 26 through August. This program pairs certified therapy dogs that provide an encouraging, nonjudgmental audience for children as they gain confidence and improve their reading skills in a relaxed environment. Children will be encouraged to read for 10 to 15 minute intervals or as long as no one is waiting for a turn. Seamus, Boom, and Emmy are really looking forward to spending some time with you and hearing great stories! Registration is not required.
The summer reading program is not just books. We’re also holding a spacecraft contest to challenge our school-age kids. Check at the Library for more information. Each week we have different activities planned. No registration is required for these activities. Come when you can! Activities will take place at the Chesterfield Library unless otherwise specified.
June 28, 6:30 pm: Wildlife Encounters at the Chesterfield school
July 1, 10:30 am: Out of this world craft activities
July 8, can you build a lunar lander? We'll see!
July 15, let's play with rockets
July 22, 10:30 am: Intergalactic Music Spectacular with Mr. Aaron
July 29, 10:30 am: Magician Ben Pratt will amaze at the Wares Grove Beach gazebo
August 5, 10:30 am: program celebration
Stop by the Library soon. We will make your summer astronomical!