Family Reading Partners

Family Reading Partners
Reading incentive program
for the whole Family

Along with our summer’s program for the month of August we will be having “Family Reading Partners”. This is a reading incentive program for the whole family to participate in together.

The pull of electronic games and social media is overwhelming, and at times, it seems impossible to get your family (and yourself) to look up from your phone to enjoy quality time with your loved ones. Luckily, summer offers several opportunities to have fun with your family, and reading is one of them. An easy and wallet-friendly way to get out of the house and have fun with your family is to go to the library. As an added bonus, you’ll get quality bonding time and create memories with your brothers, sisters, kids and/ or spouse—something you’ll appreciate now and in the years to come. So pry away the phones and game controllers, grab your family, and head to the library.

Rules

Each family’s total goal is reading 25 books for the month of August.
Book may be read by a family member together or individually.
When the given number is completed the family will receive a prize, gets their name post in the library and our Facebook page for all to congratulate their accomplishment.
Families get to pick a book of their choice to add to our library. Your families name will be printed on a plaque and placed inside the book.

Week #6 Summer Reading Unicorns, Friendship and Being Kind to One Another.

Unicorns, friendship and being kind to one another.
Learning to follow directions while making Unicorn Glitter Cupcakes.

Storytime:
Unicorn Day By Diana Murray
We read and listen to all different kinds of stories. Some are Fiction Fantasy (make believe) and some are Nonfiction (true stories).
After reading our story for today can you tell me if it was fiction fantasy or nonfiction?

Activity:
Have fun with a friend baking colorful Unicorn Cupcakes. Be sure to put lots of colorful glitter sprinkles on top.
Most of all be sure to share with your friends! Oh, and clean up your mess…
For this week your activity also requires you to practice being kind to others. Tell me of something kind you did for others or of a new friend you made.

Week # 5 Summer Reading Experiment With Art Bubble

Storytime: Fancy Nancy: Bubbles, Bubbles, and More Written by Jane O’Connor

Now it’s time for a little experiment making your own bubble art! Let a grownup help you get the warm water and you can measure, pour and stir the remaining ingredients. Homemade Bubbles 1 cup warm water 4 – 5 teaspoons sugar 4 – 5 teaspoons dish soap Food coloring or craft paint. Pour all the ingredients except coloring into a container and stir until dissolved. Divide mixture into 3 different containers then add a different color of food coloring or paint drops to each. Uses the pipe cleaner to make a bubble wand.
Bubble Art: Dip the wand into the colored bubble mixture one at a time and blow bubbles onto your art paper. As the bubbles hit the paper and pops, they will leave interesting patterns.
Let paper dry on a flat surface. You are now an artist!

Be sure to add you activities and reading minutes to Reader Zone

You are invited:
You are invited to your very own story and craft time!You can do our online group program at home or you can make an appointment with the librarian for your own personal story and craft time at the library.You must call the library for your appointment time.
This will only include a staff, you and your family member.All safety precautions and social distancing rules must apply.

Week #4 Summer Reading Pirates

Have you ever imagined a story about yourself on an adventure on the sea? Maybe you were a pirate sailing the ocean!

Book:
Captain Jack and the Pirate by Peter Bentley
Have you ever imagined a story about yourself on an adventure on the sea? Maybe you were a pirate sailing the ocean!After story questions:
Can you tell me what the pirates found in the end of our story?

Craft:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx_TUOPIF30Craft:Make a Pirate HatSupplies needed: 1 newspaperhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SPQRBrjpG8
Today pretend you are a pirate sailing on the sea. Maybe you could do that in your pool, bathtub or just on the ground or in your chair. Can you imagine walking the plank? Imagine you are walking the plank on your ship with water below you. You don’t want to fall off! Be steady with one foot in front of the other!You could use a long board if you have one, but if you don’t that’s ok. Just draw a line on the sidewalk, lay sticks on the ground in a straight line, or in the you could even put a line of tape on the floor.
Practice walking your plank with one foot in front of the other. When you are practiced put on a blindfold and walk your plank balancing yourself and don’t fall in your imaginary sea!**Today pretend you are a pirate and are on a deserted island. **Go on a treasure hunt: Walk around your yard, around your neighborhood, park with your parents. See what treasures you can find.
You can post your Pirate booty on our facebook page.

Let’s Sing:
Row row row your boat gently down the stream merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream. Row row row your boat gently down the stream, but if you see a pirate don’t forget to SCREAM! Row row row your boat gently down the stream merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream. . Row row row your boat gently down the stream, but if you see a crocodile don’t forget to SCREAM!

Don’t forget to log it on the readerzone.com app in “Kids Activity” or paper log.

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You are invited:

You are invited to your very own story and craft time!You can do our online group program at home or you can make an appointment with the librarian for your own personal story and craft time at the library.You must call the library for your appointment time.
This will only include a staff, you and your family member.All safety precautions and social distancing rules must apply.

Week #3 Imagine Your Story Would You Be a Flower or a Butterfly?

You are invited to your very own story and craft time!You can do our online group program at home or you can make an appointment with the librarian for your own personal story and craft time at the library.You must call the library for your appointment time.
This will only include a staff, you and your family member.All safety precautions and social distancing rules must apply.

It’s fun to make our own story pretending and imagining.
Rather we are big or tall short or small, being ourselves is best of all!
Would you be a flower or a butterfly?

After listening to the stories log it on the readerzone.com app in “Kids Activity” or paper log.
Listen to story:
Ten Magic Butterflies & My Animal Friends – a Butterfly (Monarch Butterfly)

Craft activity:
1. Supplies and directions are available for pickup at the library.
2. After completing post a picture of it to https://www.facebook.com/groups/librarylittleskids
or bring by the library.
3. After completion is approved log it on the readerzone.com app in “Kids Activity” or paper log.
Reading:
1. Come to the library and checkout books. 2. Read 60 minutes per week. 3. After completing minutes log it on readerzone.com app in “Kids Reading “Littles” or paper log. 4. Come to the library collect your brag tags. 5. Visit the library

Week #2 Summer Reading Jack and the Beanstalk Magic Beans

Jack and the Beanstalk Magic Beans

Week #2 Come Grow With Us

This week you can receive bonus reading minutes!
Listen to the read aloud stories, answer the questions and receive 20 minutes toward your reading minutes.

Jack and the Beanstalk
What did Jack’s mother ask him to do?
What did Jack receive when trading the cow?
What did mother do with the beans?

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Where did mother tell the rabbits that they were never to go?
Where did Peter run off to?
Did Peter make it back home?

You can make an appointment for your personal science experiment.
Call the Library and setup your time for our Magic Bean Growing Experiment.
This time will only include staff, you and your family member.
All safety and social distancing rule will be applied.

Week #1 Summer Reading Fire Breathing Dragons

You are invited to your very own story and craft time!

You can do our online group at home program or you can make an appointment with the librarian for your own personal story and craft time at the library.

You must call the library for your appointment time. This will only include a staff, you and your family member. All safety and social distancing rules must apply.

Online group instructions.

Activities: Supplies and directions are available for pickup at the library.
Imagine having a pet dragon as you make your fire breathing dragons.
1. After completing post a picture of it to https://www.facebook.com/groups/librarylittleskids
or bring by the library.
2. After completion is approved log it on the readerzone.com app in “Kids Activity” or paper

Reading:
1.Come to the library and checkout books.
2.Read 60 minutes a week.
3.After completing minutes log it on readerzone.com app in “Kids Reading “Littles” or paper log.
4.Go for a walk, look for signs to read and count. Log in app under “Kids Activity Walk”.
5.Come to the library collect your brag tags and get books.

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