SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM 2017
Going in to K – 6th Grade
PLEASE NOTE: FOR TOPSFIELD FAIR TICKETS YOU MUST ENTER 960 MINUTES BY AUGUST 8th. THIS IS THE DEADLINE SET BY THE FAIR.
Early Literacy Program! If your child is ages 0 – 4 we have a summer reading program for you! If you are already registered for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, just come by the library to get a packet (or download the Early Literacy Sheet) If your are not registered, you can register for just summer or both!
REGISTER SUMMER PROGRAM EARLY LITERACY
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION
What’s going on this summer?
SUMMER READING EVENTS LIST
What should I read?
AMESBURY SCHOOL SUMMER READING LISTS
Summer Reading Details
- Register for the online summer reading program to keep track of the hours and books/items you read!
- You can register at home or in the library!
- You can record all reading, write reviews, and complete challenges at home or on the library computers!
- As you read, you will go on an adventure to help build a better universe online!
- Complete challenges on the online program! Do 4 of them and get entered into a raffle for a Kindle Fire!
- Read 16 hours by August 8th, K – 6th graders will get a free Topsfield Fair Prize
Students from Amesbury Elementary and Cashmen elementary need to sign up for this program to get credit for their school summer reading! Read from the suggested authors/themes list or any books you like over the summer
New This Year!
READ AND BEAD
- Build a key chain as you read and explore this summer!
- Stop by the library any time to exchange or collect beads.
- Please record your reading online before coming in for beads (we can do it for you at the library as well!).
- Check for the challenges online!
Meet Whittier Beaver! Our busy, building friend will be hiding around town in various businesses from June 12th – August 8th. He is visible from the outside of the windows and will move to a new place each week (on Tuesday). If you spot him, come back to the library that week and let us know for a chance to entered into a raffle for cool local prizes!
DON’t FORGET TO COME TO THE SUMMER CELEBRATION PARTY TO GET A CHANCE TO WIN WHITTIER!
NOTE: He has on overalls and a hardhat!
DEADLINE IS COMING!!
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY AUGUST 1st!
Our 3rd Annual Summer Bookmark contest is all about building a better world! Use the form below to draw something that you think would make the world better!
Winners will be chosen to be professionally printed and given out at the Summer Celebration.
Kids Bookmark Contest Form
2nd Annual Instagram Contest
Call all photographers! Enter your pictures in our photo contest. Do it as a family!
See the rules and guidelines HERE
Math is just as important as reading to keep learning over the summer!
When you sign up for summer reading everyone gets a constellation chart to fill out with stars for every math problem you do…check out the Bedtime Math website or download the app to get a daily math problem that is good for all ages!
Books and audio you can take with you…
Online books to read and listen:
(CHECK FOR YOUR SCHOOL SUMMER READING BOOKS ONLINE!)
Did you know that you can get a FREE online Boston Public Library card and take advantage of all their online audio, ebooks, and databases?
All residents of Massachusetts can!
LISTEN TO A PODCAST!
One of our challenges this summer is to listen to a podcast
(or listen to one you never have!)
Check out this podcasts lists to get you started!
Links About Summer Reading
Summer Reading Fun from Kate DiCamillo
Ways to help kids succeed in school
CA Library on Importance of Summer Reading
Importance of Reading over the Summer
Don’t Stress About Summer Reading
Preschool Summer Suggestions from Curious George
Build a Better World! is sponsored by your local library, Amesbury Youth Funding, Amesbury Chevrolet, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Friends of the Amesbury Library, and local businesses.