Summer Library Program

The Summer Library Program is in full swing! Our theme this year is "BUILD A BETTER WORLD", and we hope you'll join us to do just that. 

Check out our schedule of events below, and be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook to keep ahead of everything coming up at the library this summer!



READ MORE, LEARN MORE, STAY SMART by participating in this year’s summer library program!  First, set a reading goal for yourself (“I’m going to read TEN hours this summer.” “I’m going to read TWENTY books this summer!”).  Then, during all that brain-empowering reading, mix in EVEN MORE FUN by coming to the extra activities that are offered at the library through July.  Enjoy performers and movies, book clubs and crafty things!  Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12.  On MONDAY ONLY, create some fun stuff, and enjoy snacks and lemonade all day. If you can't make the special event, don't worry--registration continues through the week until Saturday, June 17th during the library's open hours. (Grown-ups can register for the Adult Summer Reading Program starting at the same time.)



READ-TO-ME CLUB  (infant through entering Kindergarten)

Parents, set a goal and keep track of the number of books you read to your child between June 12 and July 31 using the One-More-Book-Smarter Chart. You can also take “toddler challenge” idea sheets home with you.  Bring in your completed reading chart between July 24 and August 5 and your child will receive a FREE book and bag of goodies.

TODDLER STORY TIME  10:00-10:30 a.m.  Wednesdays, June 14 — July 26. Enjoy great stories and fun activities with your child. Build a stronger mind and body!  Registration not required. Ages 2-5.

TINY TOTS WEEKLY DRAWING: age 5 and under. Read at least 10 books a week with your child age 5 and under and enter into a weekly drawing for a wooden train whistle.  Limit one entry per week.  Limit one whistle per child during the summer program.

WOW-WEE “100” : Age 5 and under.  Read 100 books with your child between June 12 and July 31 and enter to win a CHILD’S CHEF’S OUTFIT & A FREE BOOK.  If you start reading on June 12, the first day of the summer program, that’s just a little over two books a day!  Reading the same book multiple times counts each time you read it.  Drawing to be held August 1. Limit one entry per child.



ROCKIN' READERS CLUB (entering 1st through 6th Grade)    Set and achieve your own reading goal for the summer starting June 12 through July 31.  Grab a reading tracker sheet to keep track of the minutes you read.  Plus take some “TRY THIS” idea sheets for extra fun things to do this summer to keep your brain from melting when you’re not doing anything.  Return your completed reading tracker between July 24 and August 5 to receive a FREE book and bag of goodies.

GLUE, POUND, TWIST--WAHLAH!  1 – 2 p.m. Wednesdays, June 21 – July 26.  It’s crafty/buildy/gamey Wednesdays!  One activity or craft is offered each week.   Sign up at the library during registration week (June 12-17) so you can read about and choose the specific activities you’re interested in. Limit 25 participants for each activity, unless otherwise noted.  Ages 6 and up, unless otherwise noted.

BeTWEEN THE BOOK CLUB  (Ages 10-13)  2 - 2:45p.m. Thursdays.  Our first meeting will be on June 15 so we can talk about things we will be doing in the club and you can get the first book we will be reading. We will be reading one book every two weeks. Books will be discussed on June 29, July 13, & July 27.  We’ll also have fun with a BOOK-BUZZ-OFF game (questions will be asked about the book, buzzers will be buzzed, the speediest will enjoy bite-size pieces of sugary goodness).  NEVER A TEST—JUST FUN!  Snacks and lemonade provided at every meeting! Stop in at the library to sign up, or send an email to Pick up the first book at the library between June 12 and June 28.

BOOKWORMS WEEKLY DRAWINGS  (Going-into-1st-grade thru going-into-6th grade)  Put in one entry for every 15 minutes you read.  A prize bag will be given away every Monday from June 19 through July 25, after each Monday performer program. You need not be present to win.  Limit one prize bag per person during the summer program.

BOOKWORMS GRAND PRIZE DRAWING  (Going-into-1st-grade thru going-into-6th grade)  Read 6 hours or more during the Summer Library Program and enter into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE.  Ask for your entry ticket whenever you have reached 6 hours or more of reading (from June 12 through July 31).  Limit one entry per person. Deadline for entering is July 31.  Drawing will be held August 1. You need not be present to win.



TEEN READERS CLUB (entering Grade 7 and up)  Set your own goal of books/minutes you will read between June 12 and July 31.  You will receive a reading tracker to keep track of your books/minutes.  Return your completed reading tracker between July 24 and August 5 to receive a FREE book and prize.  In addition, if you fill out fast and easy book review slips when you finish reading a book, you can drop them in our raffle box for an end-of-summer raffle for teens.  

OR, if this isn't quite what you're looking for, try the Teen Advisory Board….

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) (ages 13-18)

TAB members receive a pre-selected list of book titles. As a group, choose one at a time to read and discuss—one per week for six weeks.  In early August, we will have a pizza party and book grab as the grand finale to the program.  Our first meeting will be Thursday, June 15 at 1:00p.m. so you can pick up the first book we will be reading, and we can discuss how the meetings work. You can come in or call the library to sign up and get more information, or email Gail at Snacks are provided at every meeting. Use the books we read to enter the end-of-summer raffle for teens! (See below.)

END-OF-SUMMER RAFFLE for TEENS  (Ages 13-18)—submit simple book-review slips (we’ll have them available next to the raffle drawing box) for books you read this summer and get a chance to win a prize from our raffle drawing in August. Could win a candy bar, could win a gift card. The more books you read, the more likely you are to win, of course.  Limit two raffle prizes per person. Submit slips between June 19 and August 26.  Drawing will be held on Monday, August 28. You need not be present to win.



MONDAY ENTERTAINMENT HOUR -- All programs listed below begin at 1:00 p.m.

July 24  –  JIM BIRKEL—MAD SCIENCE!  He’s truly mad about science.  Can he spark your curiosity and reel you into the world of science?  Shhhhh…Listen….Can you hear that?  It’s your brain getting bigger… (THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE FIREMEN'S PAVILION!)

Note: If you need accommodations to attend these programs, please call 764-8102 two weeks in advance.

THURDAY MOVIE MATINEE – Every Thursday at 3:00p.m., from June 22 through July 27, we will feature much-loved movies for you to watch at the library.  Pull up a chair or a pillow or a sleeping bag and strain your eyes for the next hour and a half-ish for some movie-time fun.  You’ll have to provide the pillows or sleeping bags. We’ll provide the chairs and popcorn. The movie line-up will be posted June 12. No registration necessary—just show up!  Movies will be rated “G” or “PG”.

GOLD BRICKS for BRAINS — You know all that reading you’re doing?  We might as well take that extra brain power you’re acquiring and use it to SOLVE PUZZLES.  Earn a puzzle piece or a letter every day you visit the library and add it to the giant puzzle board in the library and try to guess what the puzzle picture is, or what the phrase says, before it’s all finished.  Be the first to guess correctly and win a fabulously heavy GOLD BRICK!  We’ll start a new puzzle each time we solve the current  puzzle.  And we’ll give away a gold brick every time a puzzle is solved.  How many puzzles will we get through?  How strong is the brain power of kids in Deerfield?  Let’s find out!  (Limit three gold bricks per person.)                                                                                                     


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