Summer Reading Registration is Ongoing!
Readers of all ages will build, discover, sense and transform this summer at the Whipple Free Library. This summer’s theme, “Build A Better World!” is about construction, ecology, building good relationships and taking care of our world and ourselves. Registration began on Wednesday, June 14. Children in grades 1 to 6 can join a “Build Team” to keep track of their reading. The same registration date applies for younger children, ages 3 – 5, who can register for the “Blazin’ Bulldozers Read-To-Me” program with an adult partner. Children have the choice to complete the program by August 7 or by August 30 in order to receive a certificate and prizes. All of the readers who finish will get to put their name on a special banner which will be presented to NBCS on the first day of school! For a complete schedule of events and more information about the program, please come to the library.
Babies and Toddlers can sign up for the “Little Loaders” Read-To-Me program with an adult partner. They receive a BINGO card filled with activities to do.
Register for Summer Reading online – Once again, you may register online! (click here)
Summer Story Times
“Build A Better World” Stories begin the week of June 19 and run for seven weeks. Stories for children in the “Blazin’ Bulldozers Read-To-Me”, ages 3 to 5, program will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays in The Russell Community Room.
“Little Loaders” Lapsit Stories for babies and toddlers, birth to age 3, with their caregivers will begin on Friday, June 23. This session features songs, stories and fingerplays.
Please choose the time that works best for your family.
Older and younger siblings are always welcome with an adult present.
Summertime Reading Goes to the Dogs
Toni and Greg Gualtiere with Ruthie and Hobo, will visit the library once a week during the summer reading program. The dogs are such wonderful listeners. The dogs visit on Wednesday mornings at 11 am. Independent readers may sign up to read for one 10 minute session. Children, who wish to, may sign up for this weekly program in September.
The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows children to practice the skill of reading. By sitting down next to a dog and reading to the dog, all threats of being judged are put aside. The child relaxes, pats the attentive dog, and focuses on the reading. Reading improves because the child is practicing the skill of reading, building self-esteem, and associating reading with something pleasant.
Every Monday from June 26-July 31st from 11am-Noon
Join us for an hour of crafts and makerplay toys every Monday! This event is similar to our Drop-In Crafts from previous years.
Can’t spend the whole hour? No problem!
Stop on by and spend as much or as little time as you like!
This event is open to all ages!
Time to turn in those Reading charts!
Monday, August 7 is the first deadline for turning in completed Summer Reading Charts. This is the date if you plan to be done before the “Finish Line Ice Cream Party”! Children who hand in their charts by August 7 will receive a free pick from the treasure chest. This will also ensure that their certificate and prizes will be ready at the party. Charts may also be turned in at the party, and the certificates and prizes will be prepared whole you enjoy your ice cream.
Children may continue to read if they wish to, and they are welcome to enjoy ice cream at the “Finish Line Ice Cream Party”. children who are continuing to read will receive their certificates and prizes when their charts are turned in. Reading Charts will be accepted through the end of August. Please be sure to turn in charts no later than August 30, in order to be able to sign the banner before the first day of school!