2015 Summer Reading

2015 Summer Reading Program

Program runs June 8 through August 1, 2015.

Summertime is a fun time for all readers!  

Friday Memorial Library has a hero themed Summer Reading Program for all reading levels. Join us for storytimes, performers, special programs, activities and prizes.

 

Mini_Heroes  School Age Heroes  Teen Summer Reading  Adult Summer Reading

Mini_Heroes  School Age Heroes  Teen Summer Reading  Adult Summer Reading

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The benefits to readers in a summer reading program include:

   
  • encouragement that reading becomes a lifelong habit

 
  • reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities

 
  • reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up

 
  • the program can generate interest in the library and books

And it being summer, the program can just be good fun and provide an opportunity for family time.

-ALA.org

 

Every Hero has a Story

Printable CalendarStart a SUPER summer with us!

 

 

Free activities and entertainment for all ages during June and July.

Family Wednesday Entertainment

For all ages at 1:00 pm. Location will be at Friday Memorial Library or the Old Gem Theater. Check the calendar for more details.

SUPER Make-It

Make and take projects available anytime in the children's area when you stop by. New projects each week.

SUPER Guessing Jar

Attempt to make use of your SUPERpower sight by guessing how many objects are in the jar. Closest guess wins! New guessing jar every two weeks.

 

 


 

Every Hero has a Story for mini-heroes

Register For Mini-Heroes birth to age 3

 

Registration and Details

Registration opens May 13, 2015. If you register before June 10, you will receive a "fast pass" into the Kick-Off Carnival.

Pick up your program materials the week of June 8, 2015 and get started on working with your young child on their pre-literacy skills.

Get a prize when you complete the June activity sheet. Receive a book when you complete the July activity sheet.

 

Special Mini-Hero Storytimes

Monday June 15, 22, and 29 at 10:30 am.

Prizes given out at each storytime. You may be the lucky winner!

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Every Hero has a Story

Register  Age 4 through those entering Grade 5

 

Registration and Details

Registration opens May 13, 2015. If you register before June 10, you will receive a "fast pass" into the Kick-Off Carnival.

Pick up your Every Hero has a Story Passport the week of June 8, 2015 and get started on your reading and earn prizes.

Bring in your passport with your reading times to get your passport stamped. You will then be given a prize or a coupon for a prize redeemable at a local business. Bring in your completed Passport at the end of July to choose your own forever book.

 

Thank you to our prize sponsors:

Prize Sponsors

Suggested reading times:

 
     Preschool 15 minutes per day or 75 minutes per week
  Kindergarten 15 minutes per day or 75 minutes per week
  Grades 1 -2 15 minutes per day or 75 minutes per week
  Grades 3 - 5 20 minutes per day or 100 minutes per week

 

Hero Storytime

Join our storytime led by our own community heroes each Thursday at 10:30 am. Someone new each week.

 

School Age Hero Program

This program is every Thursday at 1:00 pm and will feature a different hero theme each week. Check the calendar for more details.

 

Mayor Fred

 

 

Mayor Fred's Reading Challenge

This year we are very excited that one of New Richmond's own heroes, Mayor Fred Horne, has a reading challenge for the children of New Richmond. Read the eight different types of books listed in your reading passport throughout the summer and you will be presented a special award at the August City Council meeting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Days in Summer...

Two therapy dogs will be visiting the library. Alaska, will be visiting on Thursdays at 5:00 pm. Freddy will be here select Mondays starting June 16 at 10:00 am. This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage children to read to a non-judgmental listener.

Read to Freddy and Alaska

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Unmask Teen Summer Reading

Register  Entering Grade 6 through Grade 12

 

Registration and Details

Registration opens May 13, 2015. If you register before June 10, you will receive a "fast pass" into the Kick-Off Carnival.

Pick up your Unmask Passport the week of June 8, 2015 and get started on your reading and earn prizes.

Complete your Unmask Passport and return by the end of July to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for cash and choose your own book. Complete the bonus activities in the Passport and earn more chances for the prize drawing.

Win Cash! $100, $75 & $25

 

Suggested reading times:

 
     Teens 30 minutes per day or 150 minutes per week               

 

Teen Events

   
               Comic Book Crafting   Tuesday, June 16 at 1:00 pm                         
     Unmask your Super Chef
         Tuesday, June 30 at 1:00 pm
  Unmask a Game Bag   Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 pm

 

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Escape the Ordinary Adult Summer Reading Program

Register  for Adults

 

Registration and Details

Registration opens May 13, 2015.

Win an iPad mini! Grand Prize

Pick up your Escape the Ordinary Booklet the week of June 8 to track your reading and earn prizes. Prizes given out weekly. Return your weekly book review (one per week) by Saturday to be included in the Monday prize drawing. The grand prize drawing of an iPad mini will be held August 7, 2015.

Book Review

Earn bonus chances in the grand prize drawing by "Liking" us on Facebook and by completing up to six (6) bonus activity sheets. Pick up the activity sheets at the library or print one from below. Facebook

Bonus Activity Sheets
          Heroes Round the World
  American Heroes
  Escape the Ordinary
  Literary Heroes
  Movie Villains
  Classical Heroes

 

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