Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Reading 09

We've had loads of people asking about Summer Reading so I just wanted to give a quick post about what will be going on.

Here's the lowdown:

When? It begins Monday, July 6 and runs through Friday, August 14.

Who? The children's department serves children from birth through fifth grade (or roughly age 11) and all who fall in that category are welcome to participate.

What? READ! For every hour you read you can enter your name into a raffle. First prize is a $100 gift card to Farina's Bicycles in Watertown and second prize is $50 to Belmont Wheelworks.

This year's statewide theme is Starship Adventure. So, we want to see if the reading children of Watertown can get us to the moon. In addition to entering your name in the bike raffle for every hour you read, we also want you to come in, write your name on a rocket ship, and post it on our reading solar system. Each rocket ship represents about 100 miles to the moon. If everyone reads about ten hours we can make the 238,000 miles to the moon. Help us get there!

What else? We know you'll need a break from all that reading, so we have programs to give you that break.

Mondays-open craft
Tuesdays-stories and music for under-fives
Wednesday-special programs
Thursday-tween (3rd-5th grade) workshops
Friday- games (we'll bring out the wii a few times)
Saturday-Toddler Tumble.

Anything more?
Yes! We have a guessing jar with weekly prizes, discount museum passes, swag to get you started, and some cheerful librarians to help you along.

For more details stop by the children's department or go to our website.

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