2013 Summer Reading Program
(grade you are entering next year)
Summer is here, and the Library can't wait to Dig Into the Summer Reading Program! Registration begins June 1, 2013 online and in the library.
Everyone will be asked to read for 20 minutes a day. Participants will log the number of hours spent reading online or on paper logs.
To set up your online account, go directly to either the Preschoolers Dig Into Reading or the K-5: Dig Into Reading site and choose Sign Me Up. You can also go to the Library's homepage and click on the Summer Reading Dig Into Reading link. Click on the program you are interested in, either preschool, kids, teens or adult, and begin filling out the registration form. Parents, you can set up one account and register your children under one login, if needed!
Set up a user name and password. Once you have filled in all of the information, start logging hours!
If you do not have a home computer, don't worry! You may use the Library's Catalog computers to register and keep track of your reading, or you may stop at the Library reference desk to sign up on a paper form.
Family Fun Nights
The Family Fun Night Programs are held Every Thursday at 5:30pm and include fun, hands-on activities for the kids, take-home summer ideas, and stories!
Healthy Snacks are also provided during Family Fun Nights!
June 13 - Fossils and Dinosaurs! Become a Jr. Paleontologist
June 20 - Digging Up Trouble! Gnomes and Fairies with Ronda Hawkins!
June 27 - Sewers! with Rodney Martin Explore an underground world most people never see!
July 11 - Movie Night!
July 18 - Egypt! Learn about and create Ancient Egyptian Art, with Joy Hellman
July 25 - Movie Night!
August 1 - Dig into Pirates! Workshop provided by the NC Maritime Museum
August 8 - A performance by the Temple Teens, of the Temple Theatre in Sanford.
August 15 - FINALE event! For all ages, stories and drumming with professional Storyteller Obakunle Akinlana.
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As you read over the summer, you earn "Book Bucks!" The more Book Bucks you earn, the bigger the prizes you can receive! Awards of Book Bucks are given every time a participant completes 2.5 hours of reading and/or participating in other aspects of the program, such as attending the book clubs, Family Fun Nights, preschool storytimes, teen night, or adult programs. Participants can also save their book bucks until the end of the Summer Reading Program to get one big prize!
To cash in your Book Bucks, come to a regularly scheduled Library program for the full range of prizes. Or, if you are looking to cash in on a non-program day, stop at the Reference Desk to look at a limited selection of prizes.
All logs need to be finalized and prizes claimed by August 23rd, when the Book Buck Store closes!
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Awesome Reads in Book Clubs!
For kids who can't get enough of reading, let's talk about books! Each session explores a "Dig Into Reading" topic, and gives kids an overview of the cool types of books, movies, and other materials on the subject. A fun exploratory activity is also included in each session.
Book Club Sessions:
Join the Reader Rabbits (entering Grades K-2) on the following Tuesdays at 11:00am:
June 18 - Dinosaurs!
July 9 - Tricksters!
July 23 - Under the Earth!
August 6 - Pirates!
Join The Book Bunch (entering Grades 3-5) on the following Wednesdays at 11:00am:
June 19 - Dinosaurs!
July 10 - Tricksters!
July 24 - Under the Earth!
August 7 - Pirates!
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