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Summer Reading Program Registration

Welcome to the Buchanan District Library Summer Reading Program.

Master M appeared in the library and he needs your help to figure out his musical jam. You can do this by logging in your minutes and playing our interactive game to become a representative in the Inter-Galactic Battle of the Bands competition! The more you read, the more amazing it becomes. Read books to get ‘energy credits' that you can use to unlock new and exciting characters. Children 5 to 17 years old, log into Wandoo Reader here.  Children 0 to 4 years old will participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten and can log in here. Get ready to rock!

How many minutes can you read a week?

-Register and set a weekly goal.
-Log your progress anytime each week, and complete fun challenges.
-Prizes will be awarded for reading 60 minutes or more per week and completing challenges starting June 11th. 
-The last day to log your reading will be July 21st.
-Top readers of each category will be announced at the end of SRP Ice Cream Social on July 26th.
Top readers will win a bike or scooter, sponsored by Honor Credit Union.

Age Categories

1000 Books Before Kindergarten          0-4 years old (tracked by number of books instead of minutes. See below for more details)
Love to Read                                                           5-7 years old
Young Reader's Club                                          8-12 years old
Reader's Club                                                        13-17 years old

Special Events

Tech Take Apart
Join us as we take apart different kinds of technology and machines. For children 10-15. Sign up required. Wednesday, August 8th 10:30am-12:00pm.

Tech Make-a-Bot
Create something new with the pieces from Tech Take Apart. For children 10-15. Sign up required. Thursday, August 9th 10:30am-12:00pm.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club for Teens and Adults
Come join us on Wednesday, August 8th 6:30-7:30pm to discuss "Foundation" by Isaac Asimov. Teens and adults are welcome.

Make Some Slime!
Create your own slime with the help of slime expert AJ! Supplies will be provided. Registration required; call the library to sign up. Wednesday, August 22nd 1:30-3:00pm.

Color Me a Story: Rock Painting
Come color your story on a rock! Rocks and materials provided but feel free to bring your own. Wednesday, August 29th 1:30-3:30pm.

Summer Programming

Messy Science
Come learn the science behind potato launching, sinking boats, exploding bags, and more! For children 7-12. Must be able to work independently. Sign up required; space is limited. Mondays 2:00-3:00pm, July 2nd through 23rd.

Mini Story Time
Come sing, dance, and listen to stories. For children up to six years old. Tuesdays 10:30-11:00am, June 12th through July 24th.

Pokemon Club
Bring your Pokemon cards and have fun battling, trading, or playing Pokemon Go or Pokemon Monopoly! For children 7 to 12. Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 19th through July 24th.

Story Time with Craft
Come sing, dance, and hear stories and then make a craft. For children up to six years old. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am, June 13th through July 25th.

The Adventurers
We will venture out into the Buchanan wilderness on foot to learn about Buchanan and meet new people. For children 5 to 9. Sign up required; space is limited. Wednesdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 20th through July 18th.

Summer Reading Programs
Bring a picnic and enjoy the show! Partnering with Stop, Lunch, & Listen. Thursdays 12:00pm on the Common Stage, June 14th through July 26th.
June 14th Dave Vandyke, Musical Fun
June 21st Drummunity, Rhythmic Madness
June 28th Jenifer Strauss, Singing a Story, Telling a Song, Moving & Grooving
July 5th Buchanan Art Center
July 12th Wild Safari
July 19th Spray Day presented by the Buchanan Fire Department
July 26th Gordon Russ, Magician and Comedy, and End of SRP Ice Cream Social. Ice Cream Social starts at 11:30am, SRP Awards at 12:00pm, & Magician Gordon will follow.

Jack Knight Cafe
5th through 8th graders, come hang with your friends and have a snack, play  games, or make a craft! Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm, June 14th through July 19th.

Fandom Club   
For Teens and Young Adults (13 and over). Come to our new Fandom Club! Geek out over your favorite characters and scenes from multiple series! Discuss and make new friends! There will also be a multitude of outlets to let out your Fandom! Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm, August 2nd-30th. 

Lego Club Free Build
Come build with Legos in the children's area. Fridays 1:00-2:00pm, June 22nd through July 20th.

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
A two-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Tuesdays June 19th & 26th 1:30-3:00pm OR Thursdays June 21st & 28th 1:30-3:00pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

A two-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Tuesdays July 10th & 17th 1:30-3:00pm OR Thursdays July 12th & 19th 1:30-3:00pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

Geeky Bits Code Club
A two-week class specializing in the Code Bit for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Fridays June 22nd & 29th 10:30am-12:00pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

littleBits Beginners Class
New to littleBits?  This is the class for you. Children 8-14 can join our  Beginning Bits Class 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 certificate and button.  Registration required; space is limited. Contact the library from next class date.

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:   

  

 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program 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 or online with Wandoo Reader and track your progress.  See Miss Sarah for your welcome packet, which includes a new book, a reading list, and information on early child development and reading.  After each 100 book milestone, your 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! 

Looking for a good book to read?

View our most checked out titles and staff favorites by clicking here.

Hour of Code
Learn how to code with games, free and accessible from any computer with the internet! Check it out at HourOfCode.com!