Summer Reading

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Welcome to Curry Public Library’s Summer Reading June 11-August 16, 2016

Everyone is encouraged to join all the activities planned for the summer. This is a free program that helps keep children and adults reading, active, and learning through the summer months. The full slate of fun activities will include:

  • Book Bingo for Adults, all summer
  • Story and craft times – Thursdays @ 10:15 am, June 16-August 11
  • Movie nights – Tuesdays @ 5:30 pm, June 14-August 16
  • Trading card game sessions – check out the gaming page for detailed information
  • Hart International Reptile Rescue – Friday, June 24 @ 10:00 am
  • Party in the Park – Saturday, July 9 @ 12:00-4:00 pm
  • Summer Reading Day Camp – Monday, July 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Jugglemania & Science Circus – Friday, June 17 @ 4:30 pm
  • LEGO Robotics Program for 4th-6th graders – Date to be determined.
  • Smokey the Bear – Friday, July 22 @ 12:30 pm
  • Special programs for teens (see below)
  • Prizes and drawings throughout the summer for hours spent reading!
  • Be sure to check out our calendar for full details on all events @ http://www.currypubliclibrary.org/events/

ADULTS
DOWNLOAD AND PRINT HERE or come to the library and pick up a bingo card. Read the required books to fill out your bingo card and get entered into a prize drawing for each line completed. The grand prize will be a $50 gift card to a local business.

READ TO ME GROUP: (Pre-school through Kindergarten)

  • Read To Me participants who have been read to for at least 5 hours during the program will be eligible to enter the final drawings at the end of the summer.
  • Library storytimes for Read To Me participants will take place on Thursday mornings at 10:15 am. Storytimes will feature readings from books, flannel stories, action rhymes, games, and songs.
  • Read To Me participants are invited to special music, storytelling, and learning programs (see the library calendar for more information).
  • Read To Me participants and their parents are invited to the Summer Reading Movie Nights every Tuesday at 5:30 (see the library calendar for more information).

YOUNG READERS CLUB: (Grades 1 through 5)

  • Young Readers Club participants who read at least 5 hours during the program will be eligible to enter the final drawings at the end of the summer.
  • Library storytimes for Young Readers Club participants will take place on Thursday mornings at 10:15 am. Storytimes will feature readings from books, flannel stories, action rhymes, games, and songs.
  • Young Readers Club participants are invited to special music, storytelling, and learning programs (see the library calendar for more information).
  • Young Readers Club participants and their parents are invited to the Summer Reading Movie Nights every Tuesday at 5:30 (see the library calendar for more information).
  • Young Readers Club participants are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Day Camp, Monday July 13, 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Buffington Park. Day Camp activities include stories, crafts, lunch, and games. Permission slips are required.
  • Young Readers Club participants are invited to attend Party in the Park, Saturday, July 11 @ 12:00-4:00 pm. Permission slips are required.

YOUNG TEENS: (Grades 6 through 8)

  • Young Teen participants who complete 30 hours of reading during the program will earn a t-shirt and be eligible to enter a drawing for a Kindle Fire or a Kindle.
  • Young Teen participants will earn 1 new paperback for every 7 hours read.
  • Young Teen participants are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Day Camp, Monday July 13, 10:00 am-2:00 pm at Buffington Park. Day Camp activities include stories, crafts, lunch, and games. Permission slips are required.
  • Young Teen participants are invited to attend Party in the Park, Saturday, July 11 @ 12:00-4:00 pm. Permission slips are required.

YOUNG ADULTS: (Grades 9 through 12)

This year we are encouraging participants to read any eight Teen or Adult books of their choosing, or read three of the following books and write a short reaction to each book.

  • A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
  • A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
  • Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
  • The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet
  • Stalking the Wild Asparagus by Euell Gibbons
  • Illahe by Kay Atwood

Each participant who completes these requirements will be eligible for a final raffle prize, and they will be eligible to participate in a three day/two night backpacking trip on the Wild Rogue Loop trail (this trip will include chaperones certified in first aid that have passed a background check; parents are encouraged to participate). The library is working with the Siskiyou Mountain Club to plan this trip, and will provide necessary gear to participants. To prepare for the rigors of the extended hike, we will offer two opportunities for day-long hikes around the Gold Beach area. We will also host several outdoor/wilderness programs to educate participants about what they will find on the trail.

Teen Program Schedule:

  • June 13, 20, 27 @ 3:00 p.m. Street Art/Stenciling. A 3-part series. At the first session we will watch the documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop about legendary stencil artist Banksy and participants will select from a wide array of stencils for a bleach tee-shirt project. During the second session stencils will be cut, and at the third session the shirts will be bleached.
  • July 11 @ 3:00 p.m. Animal Identification. Participants will learn how to ID common animals by sight, track, and scat.
  • July 18 @ 12 p.m. Humbug Mountain Day Hike
  • July 25 @ 12 p.m. Samuel H. Boardman State Park Day Hike
  • August 1 @ 3 p.m. Plant Identification. Participants will learn to ID common plants.
  • August 4 @ 12 p.m. Book Discussion. Participants will talk about the books they read this summer. Lunch will be provided.
  • August 8 @ 3 p.m. Basic Wilderness First Aid
  • August 11 @ 3 p.m. Packing for Success in the Back Country
  • August 12-14 Backpacking Trip on the Wild Rogue Loop