The summer reading program is well under way! The library is working in cooperation with the Lone Rock Elementary School to provide a self-directed reading experience.
The goal for each child is to read 10 books in the library. A child will then enter his or her name and a joke into a drawing. After each drawing, the jokes are posted on the bulletin board for everyone to see.
Kids can read at home as well. “Blue stamps for titles read at home”; pink stamps for titles read in the library.” Lone Rock Elementary School will have a drawing in the fall. For each book that is read over the summer, a child will have his or her name entered in the school drawing. For students that are not in school yet, or for children participating from other schools, the library will have a final drawing to include those participants.
Children can join in at any time. Simply visit the library and get started reading!
It’s international! Have you heard of the Big Library Read? It’s a program that gives libraries and library patrons simultaneous access for a limited time to a popular electronic book title, creating a virtual, global book club!
What do you need to participate? 1. You’ll need a valid Wisconsin library card. 2. Request a password from your local library. 3. Visit http://wplc.lib.overdrive.com between June 3rd and June 18th! If you have downloaded books from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) site before, you are already set to join in the reading.
Beginning June 3rd and concluding the morning of June 18th, Wisconsin library card holders can download (temporarily borrow) and read the mystery ebook, A Pedigree to Die For, Book 1 of the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson. The ebook can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle® without worrying about waiting lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and best of all, there are no late fees!
The summer reading program was very successful this year, with 41 children participating overall, including 34 kids who stopped in throughout the summer to select books to read in the library. Readers in-house were very focused. If they read 10 books, they could choose a prize! If they read to another child, both kids received points! At times the library was abuzz with activity. The totals are impressive, with over 740 points for books read or listened to in the library, and kids recording 388 titles read at home.
Children in grades K thru 6 and their families are invited to enjoy some stamping fun with Tina Temby. Create a card to share with a friend or family member – in colors for the holiday; red, white and blue!
Tuesday, June 19th at the Lone Rock Community Library
- Grades K-2 10:00 to 11:00
- Grades 3-6 11:00 to Noon
Preregistration will help us make sure we have enough for everyone! Call the library at 608-583-2034.
Children ages 5 – 9 are invited to participate in the Read to Lead program sponsored by the Wisconsin State Parks (and the Lone Rock Community Library). It’s easy!
From June through August~
- Visit the Library
- Pick a Book
- Read the Book
- Pick a Prize!
Children who read 20 books can enter a statewide drawing to win a Kindle Fire or other prizes. Visit the library to get the details!
Read to Lead Poster
For summer 2012, the Library will not be scheduling weekly summer reading sessions for preschoolers. Instead, check the library website for special children’s activities!