Summer Reading Club 2017

Build a Better World!

Kids Will Roll Up Their Sleeves and Start Building!

“Build a Better World!” is this summer’s theme in the Children’s Room. Children’s Summer Reading Club begins pre-registration and first check-outs the week of June 5th. An end-of-summer party will be held Aug. 4th, from 10 a.m. to noon. The annual pet show is scheduled for July 8th in the library’s side yard.

Artist and author David Macaulay created artwork for this year’s posters and bookmarks. Starting with his books that explained how buildings are made (Castle, City, Pyramid, Cathedral) he then switched to explaining how everything else works in “How Things Work.

Participating children will get the chance to design small robots, create a working model of a hand, and various other activities. Each arts & crafts program will be divided into two activities — one for younger children and one for older elementary-aged children.

To participate, a child must be a member of one of Crawford County’s libraries. Preschoolers and summer visitors will receive a temporary summer card. A stats sheet will be issued to each child to keep track of how many minutes they read.

For every book you read or two books you listen to, you will get a stamp on your sheet. When you have received 4 stamps, you may select a prize from the SRC display case.

To score bonus stamps, for every 15 minutes they read, children will get a stamp on their time keeper chart. This chart will record each reader’s and listener’s progress through summer reading pleasure and prizes. Preschoolers must listen for 15 minutes to get a stamp.

For every four stamps, or hour of reading or listening, a prize may be selected from the display case. When 12 stamps have been collected participants qualify for two chances to win one of the Grand Prizes. The drawing for these prizes will be held at the Summer Reading Club Party, Aug. 4th. Open to children from toddlers to those leaving 6th grade, the summer program offers nine weeks of healthy reading fun!