Friday, May 16, 2014

Children’s Summer Reading Program Details Announced

The Smyrna Public Library announced the details of the annual children’s summer reading program today. The program, named Fizz, Boom, Read!, starts on May 23 and offers a summertime of fun filled activities 

The Friends of Smyrna Library are excited to support this great initiative and applaud the library staff for doing an excellent job getting it setup.  See below for more details.

Children's Summer Reading Program 2014

WHO: Babies to incoming 5th graders
WHAT: Events and reading incentives to keep you reading and active all summer.
HOW: Pick up a reading log and events brochure starting Friday, May 23, 2014

1)  School Aged Reader Reading Logs - Track every 20 minutes you read. All kinds of reading counts (event cereal boxes!), and listening to audiobooks counts too. At the end of summer, if you have logged at least 8 hours of reading, you will receive a certificate, sticker, restaurant coupon, and free book.
2)  Beginning Reader Logs - Complete the tasks on your log. At the end of summer, bring in your completed log and you will receive a certificate, sticker, restaurant coupon, and a free book.
3)  Challenge Sheets - Challenge Sheets will be available every Sunday. Choose the level for your age and complete the sheet at home or in the library. Return your challenge sheet by Saturday and receive a prize for completing it and be entered into our weekly drawing for a “Fizz, Boom, Read!” prize pack! The weekly winner will be notified on Sunday. 


Special events include magic shows, reptiles, origami, LEGOs and more. See the program brochure or the Library's online calendar for all the details.


Ready Readers (Rising K-2nd Grade) 
MONDAYS, 11:00 AM 

Tween Time (8-11 year olds) 

Movers and Shakers (1 & 2 year olds)* 
WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM 
*This class is limited to 25 children 

Lapsit Story Time (3-5 year olds) 
THURSDAYS, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM 

Friday Film Fun (all ages) 
FRIDAY, 3:00 PM 

Family Story Time (all ages) 


Movers and Shakers (1 & 2 year olds): We share songs, stories, and wrap up each class with a movement activity to allow the children to play while developing their gross motor skills. This class is limited to the first 25 children. We will open the door 15 minutes prior to the start of a program, and we recommend you arrive early to ensure a space in this program. Movers and Shakers will begin when program is full or at start time, whichever is first. Each class lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Lapsit Story Time (3-5 year olds): Each 30 minute thematic story time includes stories, songs, and a related craft activity. This story time is best suited to children who have yet to attend school as we focus on developing literacy skills; however children of all ages are welcome to attend.

Ready Readers (Rising K-2nd grade): Story time for older school aged children with stories to introduce science and math concepts with accompanying activities that reinforce concepts learned in school…and don’t forget the craft! 

Tween Time (8-11 year olds): Hands-on, science and art based activities created to reinforce learning and discovery while inspiring creativity and fun! Approximate length of programs are 60-90 minutes. Parents must stay with children at all times. 

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