Summer Reading Program 2013!
The theme: “Dig Into Reading!” for ages 3-12
The theme: “Beneath the Surface” for Teens
“DIG INTO READING”
Youth ages 3-12 are invited to join the
Colby Public Library Summer Reading Program 2013!
(Register, IN PERSON, June 5-12)
A TEEN summer reading program is available for those 13-19. “BENEATH THE SURFACE” is the theme. Stop in the library for details and to view the prizes. Registration is also from June 5-12 in person at the library.
“Garden of Prizes”
Reading Record Program for Ages 3-12
We invite Read-To-Me and Read-Alone readers to join the Reading Record Program. Keep track of pages read or listened to on your reading record (available and kept at the library) and be eligible for exciting prizes from our “Garden of Prizes” at the Reading Finale on Thursday, July 25. (A minimum of 500 pages must be read and recorded to be in the prize drawings.) Prizes are on display in the library. The reading program is based on honesty—record only the pages you actually read or have read to you!
Books need to be checked out from the Colby Public Library to be used for the
reading record program.
Please read at your appropriate level.
PAGES MUST BE RECORDED BY MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013 BY 5 P.M.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES.
DAFFODIL CLUB: Read or listen to 500 pages
MARIGOLD CLUB: Read or listen to 750 pages
LILY CLUB: Read or listen to 1000 pages
TULIP CLUB: Read or listen to 1250 pages
SNAPDRAGON CLUB: Read or listen to 1500 pages
DAISY CLUB: Read or listen to 1750 pages
LILAC CLUB: Read or listen to 2000 pages
ROSE CLUB: Read or listen to 2500 pages
(Readers reaching the Rose Club will have their names in the Finale’s “Garden of Prizes” drawing container first; we will then work backwards through the clubs, ending with the Daffodil Club members.)
THE UPSIDE DOWN GARDEN PROJECT
Create artwork for our “UPSIDE DOWN GARDEN” wall. Start with the paper plate we have in your book bag—use this to design something for our garden such as flowers and plants, animals both above ground and below the earth, birds, bugs, etc. Use your imagination! You may use paint, markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Additional items can be added to the plate, but please make sure that all items are securely glued on and that the garden item is not too heavy to hang up. Write your full name on the back. Please bring it back to the library so we can add it the garden. Be creative!
Anyone bringing back garden artwork by July 22 at 5 p.m. earns 100 free pages for their reading folder and a chance to be in the drawing for special garden prizes!
(Limit one entry per child)
Dig into our
“Tommy the Turtle and Crabbie the Crab” Sandboxes
for great summer theme books!
Name the CPL Mascot Contest
Visit our children’s department to meet our colorful reading mascot. Fill out a slip each time you visit the library to suggest a name for our furry friend. If you submit the winning name as selected by an independent panel of judges, you will win the mascot! (Winner announced at Reading Finale.)
CPL SUMMERTIME SCHEDULE 2013
Story Times: ages 3-6 (must register) Krafts for Kids: ages 7 and up (must register)
Entertainer: Everyone invited—no sign up needed
June 5-12 Registration in person for summer program—Begin reading when you sign up!
June 13 Thursday 10:30 a.m. Story Time 1:30 p.m. Krafts for Kids
June 20 Thursday 10:30 a.m. Story Time 1:30 p.m. Krafts for Kids
June 27 Thursday 10:30 a.m. Story Time 1:30 p.m. Krafts for Kids
July 1-6 Closed for the holiday on Thursday, July 4, but we are celebrating “Mixed-Up Holiday Week” July 1-6.
While it may be the 4th of July week, we invite everyone to stop in anytime during the week to use Valentine hearts to create placemats for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in November. “Creativity Stations” will be set up in the Community Room to construct the placemats. Make one or more! A great family project!
July 11 “The Spoon Man” for three shows in Colby City Hall Community Room: Attend one or all three! FREE!
10:30 a.m. Show
1:30 p.m. Show plus learn how to play the spoons (bring a set of spoons)
6:30 p.m. Show with Spoons on FIRE
July 18-20 Cheese Days Book Sale—HUGE book/movie sale in Colby City Hall Community/Council Room!
July 22 Monday by 5 p.m. Last day to record pages read and bring in your garden artwork
July 25 Thursday 10:30 a.m. Colby Lions Shelter Reading Finale: Shop at the Garden of Prizes (500 or more pages readers)
Registration, IN PERSON, from June 5-12 is necessary for the CPL Summer Reading Program. Sign up for the reading record program, story times, and Krafts for Kids. (Please note there are limited spots available for story and Krafts for Kids times due to space constraints.) Stop by the library to register—no phone calls please, as you need to A) sign up and fill out your reading record information, B) pick up your garden/plate directions, and C) receive your free book bag (while supplies last).
You may begin checking out and reading books when you register.
The Colby Public Library staff is looking forward to providing great summertime reading fun.
We hope to see you and your family often!
Questions? Call 223-2000 for more information.
Vicky Calmes, Library Director
Vlasta K. Blaha & Emily Thell, Assistants
Morgan Huber, Summer Intern
The Colby Public Library is open for your convenience