Summer Reading

Welcome to the Flint Memorial Library’s Summer Reading program – Libraries Rock!

You may register as of June 18, but the program runs between June 25 and August 17.

Register here!

Thank you to our sponsors!

How to Play!

Did you lose your Welcome Letter? Download it here!

The Libraries Rock 2018 program is made up of:

* Rubber Ducky Club Babies through incoming Kindergarten students.

* Read & Bead Club Grades 1 to 12.

We will have summer reading welcome kits available – first come, first serve – at the June 18 Ice Cream Party. Participants will receive a Libraries Rock! tote bag, activities and a reading log. Rubber Ducky Club members will receive a game board.

Click here to download extra reading logs and Rubber Ducky Club game boards!

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

Read & Bead Club members will earn beads by reading. For 15 minutes of reading, students will earn a pony bead. For one hour of reading, students will earn a textured bead – glitter, glow in the dark, metallic – and for two hours, students will earn a shaped bead. Shaped beads vary and will include: skulls, hearts, flowers, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, baseballs, stars, animals and more. Students may level-up earned beads for special beads!

Earn extra beads by attending the North Reading Farmers Market at Ipswich River Park or any of the library events in bold in the list below.

Rubber Ducky Club members will earn stuffed animals and rubber duckies by completing activities and reading books. This is restricted to one prize per week.

If children black-out their first reading log or game board by August 15, 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 prize is for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. This is set by Topsfield Fair.

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

 

Downloads

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

Extra Read & Bead reading logs – Grades 1 – 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. Visit our special Summer Reading catalog to find ALL of these books in our library!

Libraries Rock! Books about Music

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Grades 1 & 2

Grades 3 & 4

Grade 5

The Mass Book Awards for 2017 (Grades 3, 4 & 5) – download a copy of one of the MCBA books here using your library card!

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. Visit our special Summer Reading catalog to find ALL of these books in our library or put them on hold using your library card.

2018 NR Middle School’s Grade 6 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR Middle School’s Grade 7 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR Middle School’s Grade 8 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR High School’s Grade 9 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR High School’s Grade 10 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR High School’s Grade 11 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR High School’s Grade 12 required and suggested reading list

2018 NR High School’s Grade AP required and suggested reading list

 

Events

Flint Memorial Library visits NR Middle School lunches – May 30

Flint Memorial Library visits NR High School Power Block – June 4

Flint Memorial Library visits the Hood School – June 11

Flint Memorial Library visits the Batchelder School – June 14

Flint Memorial Library visits the Little School – June 15

Ice Cream Party / Summer Reading Kickoff – June 18 between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: A Morning with Maddie Frost – June 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Summer Lego Club – July 6 at 3:45 p.m.

Playful Engineers workshop with Jay Mankita – July 11 at 10 a.m.

Storywalk at Ipswich River Park – July 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. (drop-in)

Morning Pre-School Storytime & Craft with the Family Resource Network – July 18, 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Drop-In Craft – July 18 between 2:45 and 4:45 p.m.

(Rain date only) Storywalk at Ipswich River Park – July 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. (drop-in)

Rolie Polie Guacamole Band – July 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Morning Pre-School Storytime & Craft with the Family Resource Network – August 1, 10:30 a.m.

Wump Mucket Puppets show – August 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Museum of Science: Reptiles! – August 6 at 11 a.m.

Morning Pre-School Storytime & Craft with the Family Resource Network – August 15, 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Drop-In Craft – August 15 at 2:45-4:45 p.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.

Libraries Rock! is sponsored by:

  • Darren Mini Electric

topsfield

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Danielle Masterson at dmasterson@northreadingma.gov.

 

 

 

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