Summer Reading

Welcome to the Flint Memorial Library’s Summer Reading program – Build A Better World!

You may register as of June 19, but the program runs between June 26 and August 18.

Register here!

How to Play!

Students at each grade level have been assigned a literary Bingo board that was handed out at the elementary schools. Click here to download extra bingo boards!

Please note: The online portion of the program is to keep track of how many children are participating and how many books are read this summer. Children do not need to enter their books online to win. If you had a login last year, it remains the same this year!

We will have a summer reading tote bag available – first come, first serve – at the June 19 Ice Cream Party.

For every game of Bingo completed (five-in-a-row across, up-and-down, or diagonally), a child is eligible for a prize OR to enter a raffle. This is restricted to one prize per week.

The first Bingo prize for everyone is a McDonald’s Hamburger Happy Meal (or raffle ticket).

If children black-out their Bingo board (complete all the activities) by August 4, they will win a free ticket to Topsfield Fair, as well as a voucher for two free rides, a hot dog and a drink. This deadline is set by Topsfield Fair.

Please note: Children should do each activity separately. For older children, a box should equal 20 minutes of reading. Adults, please do not sign off on several boxes that the student did in one sitting. No matter how many bingo games you win in a week, you will only receive one prize per week. There is no catching up on past week’s prizes. If you miss a week, you miss the prize. Thank you for your cooperation!

In the children’s library on the fourth floor, we’ll have an estimation raffle – guess how many items are in the jar and enter the raffle. Whoever is closest to the actual number wins.

There will also be a Hide-and-Seek with Cinder the Dragon raffle in the children’s library on the fourth floor – find the stuffed animal (Cinder the Dragon Beanie Boo), tell a librarian and enter the raffle. Winner to be chosen at the end of summer reading will take home Cinder.

 

Downloads

Rubber Ducky Club – For children from babyhood up to and including Kindergarten

Bingo! Board – For students going into Grades 1 through 5

Bingo! Board – For students going into Grades 6 through 12

 

What to Read?

Here are some suggested titles for the following grade levels. Books are available at the Flint Memorial Library, or within the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.

Grades 1 & 2

Grades 3 & 4

Grade 5

The Mass Book Awards for 2017 (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

Here are the required and suggested titles for the secondary schools in North Reading. Books are available at the Flint Memorial Library, or within the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.

2017 NR Middle School’s Grade 6 required and suggested reading list

2017 NR Middle School’s Grade 7 required and suggested reading list

2017 NR Middle School’s Grade 8 required and suggested reading list

2017 NR High School’s Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 required reading lists

 

Events

  • Flint Memorial Library visits the Batchelder School – June 2
  • Flint Memorial Library visits the Middle School – June 8
  • Flint Memorial Library visits the Little School – June 9
  • Flint Memorial Library visits the Hood School – June 9
  • North Reading Town Day at Ipswich River Park – June 11 between 12 and 5 p.m.
  • North Reading Middle School visits the Library – June 12 + 13
  • Ice Cream Party / Summer Reading Kickoff – June 19 between 5:30 and 7 p.m.
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off: Sparky’s Puppets – June 28 at 11 a.m.
  • Morning Pre-School Storytime with Family Resource Network – July 5 at 10 a.m.
  • “Little Pig Saves the Ship” author story time with David Hyde Costello – July 13 at 11 a.m.
  • Rolie Polie Guacamole Band & Picnic – July 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Children’s Drop-In Craft – July 19 between 2:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Morning Pre-School Storytime with Family Resource Network – July 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Itsy Bitsy Beings (Please register space is limited) – July 24 at 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Music with Dara – July 25 at 3-4 p.m.
  • Nature Nick & Friends – July 31 at 1 p.m.
  • Morning Pre-School Storytime with Family Resource Network – August 2 at 10 a.m.
  • Science Tellers: Dragons & Dreams – August 8 at 2 p.m.
  • Children’s Drop-In Craft – August 16 at 2:45-4:45 p.m.
  • Morning Preschool Storytime – August 17 at 10 a.m.
  • Music with Dara – August 18 at 10:30 a.m.

And now a word from our Sponsors…

None of this would be possible without our wonderful sponsors! Thank you to the community for coming together and donating their time, efforts and services to our program.

Build a Better World is sponsored by:

altitude

barknroll

canobie

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chipotle

cowabungas

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kings

mcdonalds

 

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topsfield

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To become a sponsor, please contact Danielle Masterson at dmasterson@northreadingma.gov.