Summer Reading Club

2021 Summer Reading Club

This year, the Summer Reading Club welcomed all kids between the ages 5 and 12 to join us beginning July 7th and ending August 19th. This summer, we met in-person once a week every Wednesday morning and played games, made crafts, and read stories! The activities we completed on Wednesday were also available to be picked up at the Library and completed at home. Also, every Thursday morning the Library hosted a Zoom meeting where children joined us to play games and read stories!

Like last year, Weekly Reading Logs were available online to fill out and submit. This year there were 6 Reading Prizes! One entry was given to a child for every 30 minutes they read. This year there was also a Grand Prize. Entries for the Grand Prize were attendance based. Additionally, children who handed in all 7 Weekly Reading Logs by the last day of the program, were not only be dubbed a “Super-Reader” but were also given three additional entries for the Grand PrizeAlso, all Children who participated received a new book at the end of the summer! 

We had a great summer, it was so much fun to PLAY ON with everyone!

Week 7 – Tie Dye!

08/18/21

Week 6 – Pennants and Basket Ball Toy!

08/11/21

Pennants

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Cut along the black line.

Step #3: Staple the edges of the felt over the wooden dowel (we recommend stapling the felt in three places).

Step #4: Decorate your pennant.

Step #5: All done!

Basket Ball Toy

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Thread your yarn through the wooden ball (we recommend wrapping one end of the yarn in tape to make this easier, it can be cut off after).

Step #3: Tie off the ball. You can either tie a big knot at the end of the yarn or tie a knot around the ball.

   

Step #4: Tie the yarn around the base of the basket.

Step #5: All done!

Week 5 – Foam Fingers and Gold Medals!

08/04/21

Foam Fingers

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Cut along the outmost line of the foam finger (make sure not to cut too close to the holes).

Step #3: Reinforce one end of your yarn by wrapping tape around it (this will make it easier to thread it through the foam).

Step #4: Using your yarn, sew your two foam fingers together (don’t forget to tie off the yarn at the start and finish).

        

Step #5: Decorate your foam finger.

Step #6: All done!

Gold Medals

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Cut your desired shape from the gold foam sheet (we recommend circles, diamonds, or stars).

Step #3: Decorate your medal.

Step #4: Tape the back of your medal to you ribbon.

Step #5: All done!

Week 4 – Olympic Torches and Hockey Sticks!

07/28/21

Olympic Torches

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Roll up your paper plate and tape it.

Step #3: Fill your plate with tissue paper flames.

Step #4: Decorate your torch.

Step #5: All done!

Hockey Sticks

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Arrange your popsicle sticks.

Step #3: Tape your two popsicle sticks together.

Step #4: All done!

 

Week 3 – Balloon Tennis and Water Balloons!

07/21/21

Balloon Tennis

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Decorate your paper plate.

Step #3: Tape the wooden stick to the back of your paper plate.

Step #4: Inflate and tie off your balloon.

Step #5: All done!

 

Week 2 – Dancing Ribbons and Penny Spinners!

07/14/21

Dancing Ribbons

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Line up your two ribbons.

Step #3: Tape your two ribbons to your wooden dowel.

Step #4: All done!

Penny Spinners

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Decorate your cardboard circle.

Step #3: Place your penny into the center of the cardboard.

Step #4: All done!

 

Week 1 – Pom Poms & Race Cars!

07/07/21

Pom Poms

Step #1: Line up your two sheets of tissue paper.

Step #2: Cut strips of tissue paper and leave about 1 inch at the bottom.

Step #3: Roll up your tissue paper.

Step #4: Tape the bottom.

Step #5: All done!

Race Cars

Step #1: Gather your supplies.

Step #2: Poke the thumb tacks into the 4 carboard wheels.

Step #3: Poke the 4 wheels into the cardboard cylinder.

Step #4: Embellish your race car using markers, stickers, or sparkles!

Step #5: All done!

This Year’s Prizes

 

Check out this super fun trailer for the Summer Reading Club!

2020 Summer Reading Club was a success!

The library staff is pleased with the outcome of this summer’s reading club. With the many changes we had to make with the program, we executed an exciting & creative virtual programming experience for our library families.

We had a total of 20 kids participate by picking up the craft/activity supplies each week and sending in their weekly reading logs every week as well. The kids read a grand total of 19,342 minutes!

During the program, we ran a segment called “Story time with Colter” on our YouTube channel. We also posted demo videos of some of the crafts and activities they created & participated in from home… was a lot of fun! Story time with Colter will continue each week during the fall.

There are 3 weekly reading prizes the kids could enter when they send in their weekly reading logs. A child that sent in all 7 logs by the end of the summer had their name entered into the grand prize. Each child who participated is receiving a book prize for their reading efforts.

Tune in below to watch our Virtual Wind up video! Congratulations to all the prize winners! Thank you to the families for spending your summer with us!

 

Week 1 – Fun with Paper Plate Creations! The first 2 games/crafts for the summer are “Ring Toss game” and “Paper Plate Tic Tac Toe“.

Instructions: Paper PLate Ring Toss instructions Paper Plate Tic Tac Toe instructions

 

 

Week 2 – Balloon Fun! The next 2 games/crafts for the summer are “Marshmallow Shooters” and “Balloon Tennis“.

Instructions: Marshmallow Shooters instructions Balloon Tennis instructions

 

Week 3 – Lego Challenges! The activities for this week are Lego inspired!  “Lego Bingo” and “Roll & Build Challenges“.

Instructions: Lego Bingo instructions   Roll & Build Lego Challenges instructions

            

 

Week 4 – Bubble Fun! The activities for this week are tons of bubbly fun… they include “Bubble Art” and “DIY Giant Bubbles“.

Instructions: Amazing Bubble Art activity instructions   DIY Giant Bubble making instructions

 

Week 5 – Water Balloon Challenges! This week is full of fun and excitement… oh and WATER!. The kids are encouraged to change into their bathing suits for these 2 activities,Water Balloon Volleyball” and “Water Balloon Piñata“.

Instructions: Water Balloon Volleyball instructions   Water Balloon Pinata instructions

 

Week 6 – “Outdoor Excitement”
This week we are hoping to get the kids and their families outside to explore
We are providing a “Nature Scavenger Hunt” sheet as well as instructions on how to “Build a Bird’s Nest”. Sounds easy right… you’ll see!
Want to challenge your friends… try the Scavenger Hunt in the dark!

Instructions: Outdoor Scavenger Hunt instructions   Building a Birds nest instructions

        

 

Week 7 – “DIY Creations”🎨 Summer Reading Club is in it’s final week!
We hope the kids enjoy the last couple crafts/activities we have planned…📱“Create an iPhone/iPod/Smart Phone Holder” and create your own 🚍“My First Day of School” frame!
Tune in next Tuesday for our virtual Summer Reading Windup!

Instructions: DIY Smartphone holder instructions   First Day of School Frame instructions