Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Program 2021

Tales and tales banner. Various farm animals are reading books.

This year our Summer Reading theme is Tails and Tales and we have lots of animal-themed fun planned!

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Calendar image of library programs. All programs listed in text below
Summer Reading 2021- Calendar of Events
Take-home activity bags: new bags every week. Register or stop by the Platt Library to pick up. Saturday Storytime Crafts (ages 3 and up), Engineering projects (ages 5 and up), Amazing Animal Crafts (ages 5 and up). Image contains pictures of kids doing various science and art projects.
Register to reserve weekly activity bags for your child
Saturday Storytimes at the Platt Memorial Library. Scheduling information is listed below.
Saturday Storytime Schedule
Family Book Discussions at the Platt Memorial Library. Details about program listed below.
Family Book Discussions- Call the library (897-2647) or stop by to grab books and participate
Concert listing at Platt Memorial Library. Bring your chair or blanket and join us on the lawn outside the library for 2 concerts. Ethan Nelson on Sat. July 17 at 3:30pm; Linda Radke, Songs of the Suffragists, July 24 7pm. Linda Radke concert is a Vermont Humanities Council presentation and brought to the library thanks to a generous donation in honor of J. Robert Maguire
Saturday Porch Concerts at the Library

SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Mondays: June 28 – August 2- New take-home activity bags
Saturday Storytime Crafts (ages 3 and up)
Engineering Projects (ages 5 and up)
Amazing Animal Crafts (ages 5 and up)

Thursdays: July 8 – August 12- 9:30 – 10:30am- Meal Kit pick up
We will be able to offer weekly meal kits to families– one for each child. You must register with ACSD summer lunch program to pick up a kit. Any meal kit requests after June 18 should be submitted directly to Laura La Vacca, llavacca@acsdvt.org, 802-382-1738

Thursday – July 8 – 7pm- A to Z Book Club (virtual)
Contact the library to find out this month’s letter and how to join the virtual discussion.

Fridays: July 9 – July 30 – 8pm- Virtual Late Night Trivia
Register online to participate and read the rules

Friday – July 9 – 6pm- Family Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming
Pick up your chapter book and discussion questions at the library. Use them as conversation starters at home, or join us at the provided link for an online Zoom discussion. The books are yours to keep. Brown Girl Dreaming written by Jacqueline Woodson is the author’s 2014 autobiography, written in verse. It discusses the Woodson’s childhood growing up African American in South Carolina and New York in the 1960s.

Monday – July 12 – 10am- Family Book Discussion: High Five
Pick up your picture book and discussion questions at the library. Use them as conversation starters at home, or join us for our outdoor, in-person discussion. The books are yours to keep. High Five is a picture book by Adam Rubin, the author of Dragons Love Tacos. In it, the reader trains with some of the best high-fivers around, preparing for the ultimate high-five contest!

Saturdays: July 3 – July 17 10am – All-Ages Storytime
Free books! Stories, songs, and a craft to take home
July 3 – Dinosaurs
July 10 – Cows
July 17 – Dogs

Saturday – July 17 3:30pm – Summer Porch Concert: Ethan Nelson
Join us on the lawn by the library. Bring your chair or blanket and have a rockin’ good time with Ethan Nelson’s folky Americana jams.

Saturdays: July 24 – August 7 1pm –All-Ages Storytime
Free books! Stories, songs, and a craft to take home
July 24 – Birds
July 31 – Elephant & Piggie
August 7 – Fantasy Animals

Saturday – July 24 7pm – Summer Porch Concert: Linda Radke
Songs of the Suffragists

Join us on the lawn by the library. Bring your chair or blanket and hear songs from the past as Linda sings and presents about the suffragists. This program is a Vermont Humanities Council presentation and presented thanks to a generous donation in memory of J. Robert Maguire.

Saturday – July 31 – 4pm- Family Book Discussion: I am Not a Fox
Pick up your picture book and discussion questions at the library. Use them as conversation starters at home, or join us at the provided link for an online Zoom discussion. The books are yours to keep. I am Not a Fox is written by Karina Wolf. Luca looks like a fox and acts like a dog, but isn’t accepted with either pack. This beautiful story about fitting in will spark conversations about identity and community.

Saturday August 7 – Last Day to Turn in your Read Every Day sheet to claim prizes
This is the last day to turn in your individual reading sheet for prizes. You may turn in your Read Together sheet anytime before August 30th. Register for Summer Reading and win prizes for your efforts.

Thursday – August 12 – 7pm- A to Z Book Club (virtual)
Contact the library to find out this month’s letter and how to join the virtual discussion.

Friday – August 13 – 6pm- Family Book Discussion: Caterpillar Summer
Pick up your chapter book and discussion questions at the library. Use them as conversation starters at home, or join us at the provided link for an online Zoom discussion. The books are yours to keep. Caterpillar Summer is written by Gillian McDunn and is a lovingly rendered story of 11-year-old Cat and her 7-year-old brother, Chicken, who has special needs. They are sent from their home in San Francisco to spend the summer on an island off the coast of North Carolina with their grandparents, whom they’ve never met.

THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM SPONSORS
We are so grateful to have the support of our Program Fund, a Summer programming grant from the Vermont Department of Libraries, Bonnie’s Books, Title 1 funding from Shoreham Elementary School, and the Mavis Munger Children’s Fund to help deliver our summer reading programs. Without the support, we would not be able to offer the opportunities, collections, and prizes that we do!

Summer of Numbers from Bedtime Math (ages 3-12)
Support your math skills with nightly problems. Win a free book and a cook Summer of Numbers button! Download the recording sheet from their website. The website also has information about downloading the app or nightly problems.

Google Form for submitting your reading
If you’ve been tracking your reading, submit via Google! You can also send us an email with the reading that you’ve done towards your goals.

Register for Summer Reading

Platt Memorial Library
802-897-2647
HOURS:
Monday: 9
– 5
Wednesday: 9 – 5
Thursday: 11 – 7
Saturday: 9 – 1
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