Summer Reading

Welcome to the Flint Memorial Library’s Summer Reading program – A Universe of Stories!

You may register now, but the program runs between June 17 and August 16. Prizes begin to be awarded June 24!

Register here!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Summer ONLYFree access to Scholastic BookFlix with your library card! Watch your favorite books come alive and play games. Sponsored by Scholastic and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

How to Play!

Did you lose your Welcome Letter? Download it here!

The Universe of Stories 2019 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 17 Ice Cream Party. Participants will receive a Universe of Stories tote bag and a reading log. Rubber Ducky Club members will receive a tote bag and game board.

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

Please note: We are moving online this year! Our summer reading program can be found on the computer here, the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. We ask families to help us track progress this year with the app. It is fun! It has a built-in stop watch and it will help you keep track of your own minutes! If you had a login last year, it will be different this year, as we are on a new system. You will need to register.

If you signed up online in 2019, your login ID and password are the same.

If you signed up by paper at the library, your login is:
 
Your email address
Password: beanstack
 
Once you login, you may change it to something more personal.
 
Siblings are on the same account, just change readers using the top-left menu (on both the website and app).

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 by completing activities and reading books. This is restricted to one prize per week.

If children black-out their first reading log (10 hours of reading) or game board by August 14, 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.

NEW in 2019! One lucky reader will win a BOSTON BRUINS SIGNED JERSEY!

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 Yoda the Itty Bitty raffle in the children’s library on the fourth floor – find Yoda, tell a librarian and enter the raffle. Winner to be chosen at the end of summer reading will take home Yoda.

 

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!

A Universe of Stories: Books about Space

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Grades 1 & 2

Grades 3 & 4

Grade 5

The Mass Book Awards for 2019-20 (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. You may also review how to access these books using other free options here. The high school’s summer reading site is here.

2019 NR Middle School’s Grade 6 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR Middle School’s Grade 7 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR Middle School’s Grade 8 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR High School’s Grade 9 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR High School’s Grade 10 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR High School’s Grade 11 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR High School’s Grade 12 required and suggested reading list

2019 NR High School’s AP language arts required and suggested reading list

 

Events

Flint Memorial Library visits the Batchelder School – May 22 at 9 a.m.

Flint Memorial Library visits the Hood School – June 10 at 9 a.m.

Flint Memorial Library visits NR Middle School – June 12 during lunch

Flint Memorial Library visits NR High School – June 13 during lunch

Flint Memorial Library visits the Little School – June 14 at 1:45 p.m.

Ice Cream Party / Summer Reading Kickoff – June 17 between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off: Ed the Wizard “Reading is Magic” Show – June 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Dinoman – July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Baby Animal Petting Zoo – July 15 at 3 p.m.

Children’s Drop-In Craft – July 17 between 2:45 and 4:45 p.m.

Howl at the Moon with a Wild Tune musical performance with Tom Sieling – July 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Making Space for Pollinators show & activity – August 1 at 3 p.m.

Summer Lego Club – August 2, 3:45 p.m.

Rolie Polie Guacamole performance – August 6 at 3 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.

A Universe of Stories is sponsored by:

topsfield

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

 

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