A Universe of Stories!
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 starting May 28, at the library, or at the Summer Learning Program Kickoff on June 1. Registration is required.
Read and/or do activities to earn online badges and prizes! Read for 100 minutes or complete three of the eight listed activities for each badge. Log your reading and activities in Beanstack, and then come to the library to pick up your prizes (while supplies last). All activities are listed in Beanstack and in the Summer Learning Program Booklet. If you earn 18 badges, you will get a free Senator's ticket and a free book! All reading and activties should be done between June 2 - August 3.
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, Try It Tuesdays, and more!) for all ages nearly every weekday. There are also special events (registration required) on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Wednesday's special events are most appropriate for school age children and Friday's special events are most appropriate for preschool age children.
June 2 – August 3, 2019
The Summer Learning Kickoff is Saturday, June 1 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Sign up and join us at the First Church of God Community Center (201 E. Green St.), for hot dogs, popcorn, music, crafts, and mascots to celebrate reading and to start the Summer Learning Program. Begin to record your reading the next day and continue to do so until Saturday, August 3. The last day to collect your prizes is Saturday, August 10. The Mayor’s Awards Program will be held on Saturday, August 10, at 1:00 pm at Simpson Public Library. Join us for crafts, activities, and ice cream; and receive your Certificate of Achievement from Mayor Ritter himself!
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 generous program sponsors: