Build a Better World Summer Reading 2017

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Program materials can be picked up at Friday Memorial Library.


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Why is reading during the summer important? Listen to Kwame Alexander explain.


 Birth through 3 years

Build a Better World

 


Benefits for early learners in a summer reading program:

Young children will gain self-confidence and a love for reading, books, and the library.

  • The groundwork will be laid for children to become lifelong readers and learners
  • Entire families will have the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate summer reading programs
  • Completion of the program will give children a sense of accomplishment and belonging
  • Parents and caregivers will gain knowledge about early literacy and
    learning activities at the library that they can continue at home

Program Materials:

Booklet: includes instructions, a reading tracker, and pre-literacy tips.

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the booklet
  3. Track your reading in the booklet and follow the pre-literacy tips
  4. Attend Babygarten each Monday at 10:00 am
  5. Show your booklet weekly starting June 12 at Friday Memorial Library for prizes from local businesses

Prizes:

Prizes are given weekly from local businesses.

Successfully complete the booklet and choose a forever book.

 

Featured Classes:  check calendar

Babygarten: Mondays at 10:00 am

Rhymes, stories, and play time for children ages birth to 24 months. Check calendar for exact dates.

 

Performers: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

At the Old Gem Theater or Friday Memorial Library. Check our calendar for details.

 

 

 

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Age 4 through grade 5 

 


Build a Better World

Benefits for children in a summer reading program:

Summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged
children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer
slide” continues to be the main objective.
For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is
the only community space available during the summer months where they
can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and
programs.

  • Children are motivated to read
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively

 


 

Program Materials:

Mayor Fred

Booklet: includes instructions, reading tracker, and the Mayor's Reading Challenge.

 

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the booklet.
  3. Attend the programs and classes for school-age children
  4. Track your reading in the booklet
  5. Show your booklet weekly at Friday Memorial Library for prizes from local businesses
  6. Complete the Mayor's Reading Challenge (see booklet for details)

 

Prizes:

Prizes are given weekly from local businesses.

Successfully complete the booklet and choose a forever book.

Complete the Mayor's Reading Challenge and receive a special medal* and be recognized at the August 7, 2017 City Council Meeting.

*Medals sponsored by:Willilamson & Siler, S.C. & Bernard's Northtown.


    Culver's Family Fresh Pete's Pizza New Richmond AirportBernard's Northtown
         McDonald's Bremer Bank First National Community Bank
Centre Williamson & Siler, S.C. Attorneys at Law Old Gem Theater



Featuring:  check calendar

Performers: Wednesdays at 1:00 pm

At the Old Gem Theater or Friday Memorial Library. Check our calendar for details.

June 7: Musician and storyteller, Tom Pease (Sponsored by: The Friends of Friday Memorial Library)

June 14: Mixed Nuts, comedy

June 21: Magically Build a Better World with Brian Richards

June 28: Fantasy Corral Petting Zoo

July 5: Movie at the Library (TBD)

July 12: Build a Better Carnival with the Teddy Bear Band (Made possible through a grant from the New Richmond Area Community Foundation)

July 19: Reptomania

July 26: Traveling Lantern Theater Company

 

Classes:

Family Yoga: Fridays, June 9 and July 14 at 10:00 am in Glover Park

Yoga

With Christina Mroz, a certified yoga instructor teaching adults and childrens classes for 15 years. Please bring a towel or yoga mat.

 

Read to Alaska and Freddy

Grab a book and read to one of our therapy dogs. A wonderful way for kids to practice their reading skills in a fun, non-threatening way.

Alaska: Saturdays, June 10 & 24 and July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26 at 11:00 am

Freddy: Tuesdays, June 6, July 11, and August 8 at 5:00 pm

 

Saturday Stories & More: 10:00 am

June 17: Donuts with Dad  Enjoy some Saturday stories along with a sweet treat with a special adult.

July 8: A Wheelie Fun Event at the New Richmond Regional Airport.  Come explore the vehicles and machines that help us "build a better world".

August 26: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Graduation Party  Whether your registering, participating, or recently graduated, come meet Winnie-The-Pooh and celebrate the 1000 Books program with Early Literacy Activities and fun.  Recommended for Kindergarten and younger.

 

Blockheads: Thursdays, June 8 & 22, and July 6 & 20 at 2:00 pm

LEGO® Mania! Come build and create. We will set up race tracks and other challenges. Best for grade Kindergarten through 4th.

Children playing

ARTastic: Thursdays, June 13 & 27 and July 15 & 29 at 2:00 pm

Prepare to get messy. We will learn about various artists and try out their methods. Best for grades Kindergarten through 4th.

 

Build a Better Animation featuring Stop Motion Animation Stations: June 20 and July 18

Registration is required and will be taken in one-hour time slots between 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Learn the basics of stop motion animation and create a short video.

 

register

 

Chat & Chew Book Club: Fridays June 23, July 21 and August 18 at noon

Bring a bag lunch and the book you are reading. We will picnic and share what we are reading. Dessert provided.  Best for those who finished grades 3-6.

 

 

Bring your completed booklet to Friday Memorial Library at the end of July for a book of your choice.

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Teens grades 6-12

Benefits for teens in a summer reading program:

For many teen readers, the library
is the only space offering free access to age-appropriate programs,
resources, and expertise in their community.

  • Many teenagers find enjoyment in reading
  • High levels of literacy are needed for higher education and future employment
  • Most standardized tests that teenagers will take include a reading comprehension portion

 

Charity Challenge:

Friday Memorial Library and First National Community Bank challenge you to read to support your community.
Building a better world means helping others in need. For each book read from cover-to-cover, $1 will be donated to a local charity!!
Record and rate the books you read on bricks (see sample). Bricks are available at the library or download printable bricks.

SAMPLE BRICK:

Brick

 

Sponsored by:

First National Community Bank

 

 

Program Materials:

Booklet: includes instructions and a reading tracker

Teens

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the booklet
  3. Attend the programs and classes for teens on select Tuesdays
  4. Track your reading in the booklet
  5. Show your booklet weekly at Friday Memorial Library for prizes from local businesses

 

Featured Classes:  check calendar

Teen Writers Group: Wednesdays, June 21 and July 19 & August 16 at 4:00 pm

Write for the fun of it ~ prompts, challenges, collaborations, and encouragements.

Chat & Chew: Young Adult (YA): Fridays, June 9, July 7 & August 4 at noon

An unconventional book club. Bring a bag lunch and the book you are currently reading. We'll picnic and share what we are reading. We'll provide dessert.

Build a Better EV3 Program featuring LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 robots Teens

LEVEL 1: Monday, June 26 at 3:00 pm OR 6:00 pm

LEVEL 2: Monday, July 10 at 3:00 pm OR 6:00 pm

Must attend LEVEL 1 to attend LEVEL 2. Registration Required. Space is limited.

register

Teen Tuesdays: 2:00 pm

Build a Better Environment: at the library

Learn about what you can do to help the environment by helping us create a butterfly container garden at the library. Construct, paint, and plant.

Project made possible through a grant from the St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association (SCVMGA).

Build a Better Snack: in Civic Center basement

Ever wonder what foods may help your body perform better? Interested in sports nutrition? Or just want to create and enjoy a high energy snack? Come learn and munch with us!

Build a Better Community Through Service: at the library

Want to help others? We'll be doing some communitiy service by creating things people and animals in our community need.

Build a Better Engineering Challenge: in Civic Center basement

Think you can build the best bridge? How high can spaghetti hold a marshmallow? Engineering challenges for you and your friends.

 

Prizes:

Prizes are given weekly from local businesses

Successfully complete the booklet and choose a forever book.

 

 

          Culver's Family Fresh Pete's Pizza Kwik Trip  Centre 
           McDonald's Bremer Bank First National Community Bank Old Gem Theater

 

 Bring your completed booklet to Friday Memorial Library at the end of July for a book of your choice.

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Adults

AdultsWhy should kids have all the fun this summer? You too can have fun by participating in our summer reading program.


Program Materials:

Booklet: includes instructions and weekly book reviews

Bonus Sheets: available at the library or print online.

 

 

Directions:

  1. Register
  2. Pick up the adult booklet
  3. Attend the programs and classes for adults
  4. Submit a weekly book review found in the playbook or online

 

book review

 

Prizes:iPad Mini

The weekly prize drawing will include a library bag filled with prizes and a $5 off fine card

The grand prize drawing is an iPad Mini (Sponsored by: The Friends of Friday Memorial Library)

 

Increase your chances to win the iPad Mini* by: 

Return one book review every week.

"Like" us on Facebook and/or share what you are reading on our Facebook page.

Complete up to five bonus sheets.   Printable Bonus Sheets

Donate a non-food item for Grace Place for our Build a Better World Through Kindness. Each donated item will earn you an extra chance. Suggested donations are listed in the insdie back cover of the adult booklet.

 

Friends of Friday Memorial Library*iPad Mini is sponsored by: the Friends of Friday Memorial Library



 

 


Featured Programs and Classes: check calendar

Family Yoga in Glover Park: Fridays, June 9 and July 14 at 10:00 am.

 

Essential Oils 101 with Brianna Dunn

A free class for beginners and experienced essential oil users seeking to take back their health using plant-based solutions. This class is offered on Saturday, June 10 at 1:00 pm and Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm. There will be activities using essential oils for kids so bring them too!

 

Medicine Cabinet Makeover: Wednesday, June 21 at 6:00 pm with Brianna Dunn

A free class for both beginners and experienced essential oil users seeking ways to incorporate essential oils into their daily lives.  During this class, you will learn about some common household medicine cabinet items that can be replaced using essential oils. You will also receive the opportunity to experience some additional oils that were not covered in the Essential Oils 101.

 

Build a Better CommunityBuild a Better Community: with Rachel Sauvola on Friday, June 16 at 1:00 pm

Learn about the connections between local food and science while experimenting with different agricultural products. Tour the NRHS Community Garden following the presentation.

 

Historic Walking Tour Friday, June 23 at 10:00 am with New Richmond Heritage Center volunteers

Walk & learn about the Historic Preservation District. Families are encouraged to attend.

 

Mark Moran Antique Appraisal Saturday, July 22 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free and open to the public. Registration is required to have a treasure appraised.

More information and registration

(Sponsored by: The Friends of Friday Memorial Library)

 

Build a Better World Through Kindness all June and July

Help those in need with non-food donations to Grace Place. Each time you donate items at the library, you earn an extra entry for the grand prize drawing.

Suggested Donations:

Baby wipes

Diapers

55 gallon garbage bags

reams of paper

AA batteries

AAA batteries

Office supplies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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