Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Reading Program 2012 Update

Dream Big READ!
Summer reading season at the library, 2012 edition, officially opened on Saturday, June 23.  We've got plenty of books for you to enjoy by the lake or backyard pool, at camp, on vacation, or in the quiet evening hours before sleep.

So fill up your book or beach bags and remember, summer reading is so much more than "an assignment". It's your chance to read books everyone is talking about, get to know characters you'll love, and explore ideas that inspire you to Dream Big!

Reading Lists
Links to required/recommended reading lists from area schools, the Connecticut Department of Education, and the Nutmeg Book Awards are shown on the left side panel. Use the links to access title lists, title summaries, book reviews, to place holds, and more.

Summer Reading Game for Kids
Test your research skills by playing our dream catcher board game. Demonstrate your super-duper brain power by correctly answering six questions along one strand in the web and win a small prize. One prize per child, per week.

Sears Park Summer Camp
Book deliveries to Sears Park Summer Camp begin on Wednesday, June 27. See you at camp every Wednesday morning through close of camp in August. Easy-breezy reading days by the lake...

Dream Catcher Craft
On opening day, oodles of local kiddos made their own dream catchers. Owing to popularity of this craft, join us for our regular Tuesday story and craft session set for Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.

First 15 kiddos, ages 4-7, are welcomed to join in the dream catcher craze and make a dream catcher of their own.

For Inspiration : Keep a Dream In Your Pocket
A 2009 performance of a 1992 tune by a 1960's-1970's band, The Seekers. The tune may be an oldie but it still comes with a goodie message -- Dream Big!