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Summer Reading Club 2019

"It's Showtime at Your Library!"

June 17-29 sign-up for our Summer Reading Program, ‘It’s Showtime at Your Library!’ We’ll be taking you on lots of exciting adventures with summer! It’s Showtime at Your Library is for everyone at the Graves-Hume Public Library this summer! Books can take you through the arts; may it be magic, movies or music. We welcome you to begin your summer reading journey by visiting the Library to explore all we have to offer. Your Library is at the heart of the community as a gathering place with resources, programs and amazing services including this year’s summer reading book clubs.

As always, we’re inviting whole families to participate, including babies, toddlers, pre-K through 8th grade children, high school students, and adults. All participants 1st grade and older, will be required to have a library card, free of fines. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers must have a parent with a library card.

High School & Adults:

The benefits of summer reading are clear. Children who read over the summer are better prepared for starting the next school year, so it’s important to not let reading skills slide. Reading will allow teens and young adults to continue exploring, learning and growing, essential skills to prepare them for their exciting futures. Adults will benefit from reading by increasing their memory and comprehension skills. Everyone is invited to pick up a book in any format – print or digital, turn a page or download to read or listen as you explore - It’s Showtime at Your Library.

Youth: 

Why Summer Reading? Studies conducted prove children who don’t read over break from school loose academic ground known as “summer learning loss” or “summer slide”. Students lose an average of 2-3 months of reading skills during the summer. Our Summer Reading Club offers fun, interactive programs designed for each age group. We cater to babies-2 with our Shake Rattle and Read group, Small Fries group for grades PreK-K, Grades 1-4, Grades 5-8; teens and adults also have their own program conducted through Adult Services. We challenge each reader with self-paced reading logs, trivia questions for older kids, guessing game for all ages with prizes and incentives; all participants can earn tickets through completed BONUS Reading Logs to win the Grand Prize for their age group at the last Family Finale Program on Wednesday, July 31. Each Summer Reader can register from June 17-June 29. Begin reading immediately.

It's Showtime at Your Library - Highlights

Week 1: Tuesday July 9-Thursday July 11. The focus will be on the aspect of art as it applies to various modes and mediums.

Week 2: Tuesday July 16-Thursday July 25. The focus will be on magic.

Week 3: Tuesday July 23-Thursday July 25. The focus will be on movies. Shake Rattle & Read and PreK will focus on Toy Story. Grades 1-8 will focus on STEAM based movie themes.

Week 4: Wednesday, July 31. This will be our big Family Farewell to Summer Reading Club for this year. Holy Baloney, it's Mary Macaroni! Join us for entertainment through magic tricks, shake shakers, dancing and MUSIC by our goofy-haired clown. Bring your sweet tooth and your funny bone as we eat ice cream and giggle along with Mary Macaroni. Grand prizes will be announced for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Club Month

Children will be divided into the following four age groups: (#1) Shake Rattle & Read for ages birth-2, (#2) Pre-K/K age 3 by July 9 to Kindergarten next year. (#3) Grades 1-4 next school year and (#4) Grades 5-8 next school year.

Shake Rattle & Read will meet on Thursday mornings from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

July 11: Young Artists at Hear!

July 18: Magic - Magic Here We Go!

July 25: "There's a Snake in My Boot"!

July 31: Family Farewell Program 6:30-7:30 p.m.

PreK/K will meet on Tuesday mornings 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or afternoons 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. or Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (Must attend the same session each week.)

July 9 or 11: Art-Art Everywhere

July 16 or 18: Abracadabra - It's Magic Time

July 23 or 25: Toy Story: To Infinity and Beyond!

July 31: Family Farewell Program 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Grades 1-4

July 10: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Magic and Art Show

July 17: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Magic Storyteller

July 24: 1:00-2:30 p.m. Movies with a Scientific STEAM Twist - Try your hand at the stations to explore, create and have fun. Optional: Create a special "Edible Food Car" to compete in a series of heats at 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. The final race for the grand prize is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. The cars must be edible, use at least 3 different food items and capable of driving on the track. Use of skewers and toothpicks are approved.

July 31: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Family Farewell Program

Grades 5-8

July 10: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Experiment with Art Mediums

July 17: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Handwriting Analysis

July 24: 1:00-2:30 p.m. Movies with a Scientific STEAM Twist - Try your hand at the stations to explore, create and have fun. Optional: Create a special "Edible Food Car" to compete in a series of heats at 1:15 and 1:30 p.m. The final race for the grand prize is scheduled for 1:45 p.m. The cars must be edible, use at least 3 different food items and capable of driving on the track. Use of skewers and toothpicks are approved.

July 31: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Family Farewell Program