Children, from infants to entering fifth grade, are invited and encouraged to READ or BE READ TO this summer as well as attend some awesome library programs and complete fun activities. Register for the Summer Learning Program online, at the library, or at the Summer Learning Program Kickoff on June 2. Registration is required.
There are nine levels in the 2018 Children's Summer Learning Program! To complete each level you need to read 75 minutes and do three activities. Check out our Summer Learning Program for information on how to log your reading and activities and on what activities are available to do.
Please Note: The deadline for turning in your calendar to receive an award at the Awards Program is Saturday, August 4, 2018. The Awards Program with Mayor Ritter will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 10:30 am in the Children’s Area of the library. The deadline for turning in your calendar to receive your prizes (excluding the award) is Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
Read at home, on vacation, at the library, anywhere! The library offers weekly children’s programs (Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Family Story Time) for all ages on various weekdays. There are also special events (registration required) on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Wednesday'sspecial events are most appropriate for school age children and Friday's special events are most appropriate for preschool age children.
June 2 – August 4, 2018
Our Summer Learning Kickoff is Saturday, June 2. Sign up and join us at the library from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on June 2, for hot dogs, popcorn, beverages, crafts, and activities to celebrate reading and to kick off the Summer Learning Program. Begin to record your reading that day and continue to do so until Saturday, August 4. Calendars must be turned in no later than Friday, August 4, to receive a Certificate of Achievement and prizes. The Mayor’s Awards Program will be held on Saturday, August 11, at 10:30 am at Simpson Public Library. Join us for crafts, activities, and ice cream; and receive your Certificate of Achievement from Mayor Ritter himself! ALL calendars must be turned in no later than Wednesday, August 29, to receive prizes.
Young children who are not readers yet will reap the benefits of increasing their vocabulary, discovering the significance of the printed words, and obtaining a love of books from listening to parents read stories to them. Research has shown that school children who spend part of their summer reading are more likely to maintain their reading skills when they return to school in the fall.
Thank you to our EITC program sponsors: