Thursday, May 21, 2015

Leach Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Programs

The Leach Library in Londonderry is having Summer Reading Programs for children, young adults, and adults in the community. These programs will encourage a summer full of reading and will include a number of programs and activities. 
Children’s Summer Reading Program 
The 2015 Children’s Summer Reading Program theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!” All reading program participants will work on one team to try to read enough books to leap to the top of Angel Falls, Venezuela, the highest waterfall in the world and one of the seven wonders of the natural world, with a total goal of 38,760 inches! Each book read will equal one inch leaped. Follow Super Dewey as he leaps up the falls.
Registration for this exciting program begins on June 1 in the Children’s Room. The program is open to all children from birth through grade 6. Upon registration, participants will receive a packet containing calendars noting the dates and times of all programs.
The library will be having a super start to the Summer Reading Program with a visit with Ladybug Girl; star of the Ladybug Girl series by Jackie Davis and David Soman. Participants are invited to come to the library on Tuesday, June 23, Wednesday, June 24 or Thursday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to hear the story of Ladybug Girl and her Bug Squad, as well as stories of other exciting heroes. Those who wish may come dressed as their favorite hero. There will be plenty of time for a hug and picture with Ladybug Girl at the end of the program. Each participant will also be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a cool prize bag. Registration is required and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 18. To register call 432-1127 or come by the Children’s Room. 
Weekly activities include Guess It and Trivia Contests, Craft Time Thursdays, and a Saturday Scavenger Hunt. A variety of special programs include Wacky Weather, Turtle Power, Patriotic Book Bingo, Animals in Motion, Super Senses, Badger Meets the Fairies Puppet Show, Heroes and Villains Animal Show, and Topper’s Kidtastic Magic Show just to name a few. These programs require prior registration the week before the event.
The summer will wind down with a series of special programs at the library. On Monday, August 10 we will meet Penguins followed by a trip back in time with  Ancient Heroes on Tuesday, August 11, be amazed on Wednesday, August 12, with Animal Adventure’s (live animals) and Linda Peck will finish the program off on Thursday, August 13 with Just Like Mary. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Those who haven’t yet reached their goal are still invited to attend and can pick up their prize bag from the Children’s Room when they reach their goal any time until closing on Saturday, September 5.  
More information can be found at select Library under Departments, and choose Children’s Services, or call the Children’s Room at 432-1127. 
Young Adult Summer Reading Program 
The theme of this year’s Young Adult Summer Reading Program is “Unmask.” Join us this summer at the library to participate in the exciting evening meetings and the reading portion of the program. If you read more than 10 books a week, each additional book must be accompanied by a book report using the guidelines in the young adult information packet.  Participants entering grades 6-12 next September may sign up from June 1 through August 10 at the Leach Library main desk.  The program runs from June 1 - August 13, with a wrap-up Pizza Party and raffle on Thursday, August 13, 2015.  
Are you up for a challenge? If you sign up by June 15, 2015 and have read the most books by that date in accordance with the guidelines, you will be eligible to win a mystery gift basket that includes a Barnes & Noble gift certificate.  If two or more participants are tied, a tie-breaker test may be administered, or a winner may be picked by a random drawing.  
Read any age-appropriate book with a minimum of 80 pages and fill out and return raffle slips weekly for every book you have read by 8 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2015 to be entered into the prize drawing.  Read 12 books by closing on September 5, 2015 and earn a certificate to give to your English teacher for either an extra credit or a homework pass (Grades 6 and 7, Londonderry Middle School only). 
Keep track of the books you read from June 1- September 5, 2015 to be eligible to win the Janice Anagnos Memorial Summer Reading Certificate as well as the special Grand Prize for the participant who reads the most books.
The program includes evening meetings held downstairs in the meeting room from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., except for movie night, which runs from 5:00 to 7:15 p.m.  Join us for fun, good company, snacks and door prizes. 
Adult Summer Reading Program
Are you ready for reading fun and adventure?  Our sixth annual Adult Summer Reading Program begins June 1, 2015 and runs through August 31, 2015. This year’s theme is “Escape the Ordinary” where we can find heroes in literature, mythology, and within ourselves.  Participants may register at any time at the Reference Desk where they will receive an information sheet about the program and a Tic-Tac-Toe card to be completed during the summer. This sheet can be turned in when three blocks are completed for a chance to win a prize. The first participants to register will also receive a sign-up incentive which is a small green fabric wallet.  This travel-sized accessory is perfect for holding some of your everyday essentials, library card, license, and coins, while enjoying an exciting summer escape. Please note that quantities of the sign-up incentive are limited and are available first come, first serve. 
For every book read after registering for the program, participants will receive one raffle ticket. These tickets can be completed and returned for entry into weekly raffle drawings. Prizes for the weekly raffle drawings include a variety of items; many of them featuring the “Escape the Ordinary” logo or gift certificates to local restaurants. The participant who reads the most books over the summer will receive a Grand Prize gift basket.  
Check out our central display each month over the summer for a selection of reading material with different topics relating to the theme, such as Literary Heroes, Experience Something New, and Heroes of Myth and Folklore.  Additionally, there will be a quiz to be completed each month and returned to the Reference Desk. Quizzes are available at the central display. Every completed quiz that answers all questions correctly will be entered into a monthly prize drawing.
For more information, please call the library at 432-1132.

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