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Summer Reading Program

Reading Program for Children Ages 0-17 Years
How much can you read a week? Register and set your weekly goal. Report your progress each week and receive a prize if you met your goal. Top readers in each category will be announced at the SRP Picnic July 27.

Read-to-Me:  0-6 years old. Children participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program and track reading by number of books.

Young Reader's Club: 7-12 years old. Track reading by number of hours.

Reader's Club: 13+ years old. Track reading by number of hours.

Pre-registration starts Monday, May 22. Registration Kick-off will be Saturday, May 27 10am-1pm. Join us for games and prizes! Report reading progress starting Monday, June 12.

Summer Reading Events
Thursdays at 12:00pm on the Common Stage behind the library parking lot. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show!

June 15- Dave Vandyke, Musical Fun
June 22- Chris Fascione, Juggling Funny Stories
June 29- Curious Kids Museum
July 6- Mr. Jim, Cup Man & Magician
July 13- Spray Day with the Buchanan Fire Department
July 20- InSPyRAL Entertainment presents: Juggle Whatever
July 27- Magician Joel Tacey and End of SRP Picnic
              *Picnic starts at 11:30am. SRP Awards will be at 12pm.

Partnering with Stop, Lunch, & Listen. Registration is not required to participate in Summer Reading Events.

Summer  Programs

Lego Club
Mondays at 11:00am, June 19-July 24.  Have fun building with Legos!  You can participate in challenges and put your creation on display. This program is for ages 6-12 and is sponsored by Country Heritage Credit Union.  Sign-up requested.

Pokemon Club
Tuesdays at 3:00pm, June 13-July 25 for 2nd though 5th graders.  Battle or Trade!  We will have a tournament at the end of the session.  Sign-up requested as space is limited.

Summer Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30am, June 13-July 25 for preschool age through 7 years old.  Come sing, dance, and hear stories and then do a craft.

Messy Science
Presented by the Wegeners on Wednesdays at 3:00pm, June 21 - July 12.  Ages 7-12 (must be able to work independently). Sign-up is required. 

BDL History Club
Wednesdays at 1:00pm, June 28-July 26 presented by Mr. Kuntz for 4th through 8th graders.  Sign-up suggested.

Jack Knight Cafe
Thursdays at 3:00pm, June 15-July 20 for 5th through 8th graders. Come hang with your friends and enjoy snacks, Wii games, crafts, and movies!

Tech Take Apart Day!
Have you ever wanted to get into the guts of a machine but were afraid to try? Join us as we take apart different kinds of technology.  For ages 8-14, but space is limited so register ASAP.  Program time is Friday, 10:30-12:00pm, June 23 & July 21.

Big City Truck Day!
Wednesday, June 21, 12:30-2:00pm in the parking lot across Days Ave. from the library.  Come see the city’s big diggers, dumpers, and sprayers up close and personal.  All ages welcome!

Chalk & Bubbles
Wednesday, July 19, 2:00-3:00pm. Blow bubbles and play chalk games or create a masterpiece on the sidewalk.  If raining, we will do crafts inside the library. No sign-up.

Craft Day with Deb
Mondays, 1:00-2:30pm on June 26 & July 17. June 26 we will make Kumihimo Friendship Bracelets, and on July 17 we will make a Beach in a Bottle!

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
lasses for Certified Techs will be a little different this summer. Sign up for each session, only one session per week.  Certification and registration is required.  This class is for ages 8 -14 and space is limited. 
Create an Alien World- Tuesday, June 20 10:30am-12:00pm OR Thursday, June 22 1:30-3:00pm
Design a Game-
Tuesday, June 27 10:30am-12:00pm OR Thursday, June 29 1:30-3:00pm
Secret Challenge-
Tuesday, July 11 10:30am-12:00pm OR Thursday, July 13 1:30-3:00pm
Purple Gorilla Hair Monster Book-
Tuesday, July 18 10:30am-12:00pm OR Thursday, July 20 1:30-3:00pm

littleBits Beginners Class
New to littleBits?  This is the class for you. Children 8-14 can join on Thursdays, May 25 & June 1, from 4:00-5:15 to learn what littleBits is all about and become a Certified Geeky Tech!  Once you are certified then you can sign-up for Geeky Tech Club programs.  You will receive a certification sheet and pin.  Space is limited and registration is required.

What are littleBits?  Click here to see how it works.

To see what is taking place at our Geeky Bits programs take a look at the videos below or check out our YouTube Channel:   


Introducing 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program!

This program will promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age five and encourages parent and child bonding through reading.  Sign your child up with Miss Sarah and track your progress.  Your welcome packet includes a new book, a reading list, and information on early child development and reading.  After each 100 book milestone, you child receives a small prize.  Participants' names and achievements will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today!

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