Summer Library Program

 

The 2021 Summer Library Program theme is “Tails & Tales”!

BOOKS AND MUSIC AND CRAFTS AND MORE--ROAR!

Register from June 1 thru June 12.

 

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ALL ABOUT THE SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM FOR KIDS 0-18

GETTING STARTED ONLINE WITH BEANSTACK

Go to deerfieldpubliclibrary.beanstack.org (Beanstack is available as an app for your phone or tablet too!) with a parent/grandparent/adult to get registered. (Adults can register themselves, too, for their own summer reading fun.)

Last year we used Beanstack as our online registration site for the Summer Library Program. This year we are using Beanstack again. Set your reading goal (how many pages you will read), then keep track using Beanstack. PLUS, do activities that earn you fun badges and keep your brain growing. There may even be a giveaway or two or three. If you aren’t able to use Beanstack, please stop by the library to register in person.

Additional activities will be added as we go through the summer, so we encourage you to check in often here on our website or “like” us on Facebook or stop in anytime during our open hours.

Visit us from June 1 to June 12 so we can help get your summer started on the right track. Order an animal tail that you can wear or hang up in your room for inspiration/luck/a smile, and pick up fun activity sheets to do in your spare time.  

Although we won’t have performers or indoor activities this year, we do have several things for you to look forward to...

KIDS vs. ADULTS READING RACE

If you know how to read, we invite you to join the Kids vs. Adults Reading Race! We will do weekly tallies of number of pages read by kids and number of pages read by adults. Check out our ANIMAL-TAIL RACE TRACKERS in the front windows to see fun way we are keeping track of running totals all summer long! The more everyone reads, the longer our trackers get. RACE ENDS AUGUST 14th.

Then, in celebration of everyone’s hard work, there will be a

CAKE PARTY

on Monday, August 16, from 3pm-7pm!

The winning team will be declared as the first ever

”DEERFIELD CHAMPION READERS”

and have the cake dedicated to them.

ALL Reading Race participants are invited to have a piece of cake!

 

FEATURED CREATURES: 

Pick up a "Featured Creature" Information Card from the library (if you don't already have one from school). Fill it out, then bring your pet and card to the library any time during the program (through August 14th, but the sooner the better) and we’ll take a quick picture of your pet out in our backyard. Do they have a favorite book or toy? Bring that along, too! PLEASE CALL AHEAD so we can be sure to have someone available to take the picture. Can’t bring your pet to the library? Take your own picture and bring it in and we’ll use that. Be sure your pet’s tail is showing…if they have one! If you don’t have a pet at home, bring one of your favorite stuffed animals to show off. 

At least once a week during the program, we will post one or more of these pictures to feature on our Facebook page and our website through August 14.

FAIR WEATHER TODDLER STORY TIME:

We will have story times outside this summer on Wednesdays at 10:30, June 9 - August 11. Stories and crafts are geared toward ages 2 -5 years old. Weather that will cancel story time: rain, lightning, thunderstorms, tornado watches/warnings, hail and blizzards. We will announce on Facebook AND on the front door if story time is cancelled.

TWEEN & TEEN BOOK CLUBS:

Expand your horizons! We will have a selection of new and trending books, including novels in different genres, graphic novels, and non-fiction for Tweens (10-13) and Teens (13-18). We will set up a private Facebook group to do reviews and recommendations, and to just chat about books throughout the summer. Sign up anytime in JUNE at the library, then choose from dozens of books we’ll have on display just for you. The goal is to read at least 4 books, and then we’ll organize an “ICE CREAM SUNDAE PARTY” sometime in August. (Pages you read with these books can be added to the Reading Race contest going on through August 14th.)

TALES FOR TAILS: 

Every THURSDAY from June 3 – August 12, bring one of your favorite stuffed animals, or a friend, and read at the library. Sit anywhere you want outside (bring a chair/ blanket/umbrella if you’d like). Inside seating is extremely limited. When you’re done reading, stop by the front desk to choose a feather and a bookmark. You can collect up to 11 different feathers and bookmarks during the summer! Pages count DOUBLE when you read at the library on Thursdays! On these days, record the total number of pages that you read at the library on your own Reading Race calendar (or in Beanstack) AND record that same number on a special chart we’ll have set up in the lobby. Wahlah!! Double!!

Join us this summer to keep your brains strong AND thoroughly entertained!

READ MORE, LEARN MORE, STAY SMART by joining the summer library program!                                                                                           

“LIKE” us or visit us daily on FACEBOOK, and stay updated on everything happening at the library during the summer.

 

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