Kids

Summer Reading!

Dates: June 28 th – August 5 th
Last day to register: July 12 th

Join the Fun! Summer Reading Program by Amy M

Preschool (Ages 2 – 4)

Register in the Children’s Room to get your free reading log. Kids will get painting sheets. The first 50
kids to register will get a coupon to Cherry Hill Creamery. Kids do NOT need to be from Danvers to
register.

Color in a book for every 30 minutes that you read (or someone reads to you). Complete the additional
tasks. If you report your progress to us each week during the Summer Reading Program, you can fill out
a raffle ticket and choose a small prize from the Treasure Chest. At the end of the Summer Reading
Program, the librarians will randomly choose one winner for each of the larger prizes.

Once you have colored in all of the books (meaning that you’ve read or been read to for 5.5 hours), you
can choose an animal puppet to keep and put your name on the Library Wall of Fame! You’ll also get a
certificate.

Elementary School Age (Age 5 – entering Grade 5)

Register in the Children’s Room to get your free reading log, a pencil and a bookmark. The first 50 kids to
register will get a coupon to Cherry Hill Creamery. Kids do NOT need to be from Danvers to register.
Choose how much time you’d like to read each week, then read anything you’d like! Keep track of your
time on the Summer Reading Log.

Did you meet your weekly Summer Reading goal? Report to the Children’s Room each week to show
your log to the librarian and choose a prize from the Treasure Chest! Also, you’ll get to enter into a raffle
for a chance at winning a bigger prize! At the end of the Summer Reading Program, the librarians will
randomly choose one winner for each of the larger prizes.

The last day to report your reading is August 5 th . If you have read a MINIMUM of 5 hours, you’ll earn a
Topsfield Fair Prize Pack. You’ll also get a certificate and get to put your name up on the Library’s Wall of
Fame! (Please note: the Topsfield Fair Prize Pack will be mailed to the library, so you will be notified
once they arrive. You can pick them up from the Children’s Room).

Working on a School Project? These sites might help!

Search the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers children’s collection.
KidsInfobits
Especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. By Gale.
NovelistK8
The features of Novelist directed towards children’s and young adult books. By EBSCO.
Cool Links for Kids and Parents
Educational

Teach Your Monster to Read – The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun.

Coolmath4kids.com — Try this site for math games and lessons.

Dinosphere — This site provides an exciting and extraordinary dinosaur learning experience from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Books and Literature

StoryPlace — This interactive website provides a virtual storytime experience for both pre-school and elementary school-aged children.

 

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