Conjuring Big Dreams, Explorations, and Adventures for Summer
While for many of us June represents the anticipated end of school and the winding down of activites, for us at the Library it is the beginning of one of our biggest times—the summer reading programs.
You already know all the research on the importance for children to read during the summer months and for adults to continue reading. New Canaan Library has conjured up ways to make summer reading fun and, well, full of dreams, explorations, and adventures.
Dream Big, Read! The children’s summer reading club for pre-readers through 6th grade offers several programs featuring books (including a Summer Theater of New Canaan preview of Pinkalicious the Musical on July 5), arts, and even a chess workshop week. And as you read books this summer, you also receive fun prizes.
SLERP! What is it? It is the return of the teen summer reading club, bigger and more awesome than last year! And it's not just reading this time around; you can earn prizes in three easy steps:
1. Read anything you want and experience cultural events and places like museums, historic landmarks, library programs, and concerts.
2. Log the number of minutes you spend reading or experiencing things.
3. Earn prizes like candy, books, and gift cards as you go and receive raffle tickets you can use toward even bigger prizes! We'll have two raffle drawings every week plus we'll wind up the summer with our grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire!
SLERP (the Summer Library Exploration and Reading Program) starts on June 17th and is open to anyone entering 7th through 12th grade.
Novel Destinations! Join the adult summer reading program as you travel or visit us for some armchair travel recommendations. A new feature will be the opportunity to share your photos of your library card globetrotting either during a back hammock adventure or an in-person exploit. We will post these on the website HistoryPin. Track your card or your friends’ cards everyday!
And of course, we will have a full complement of book discussion and talks, film screenings, and opportunities to record your cultural experiences, computer classes, author visits and much more.
Whatever your age, the New Canaan Library has a reading program for you. Find your dream, exploration, or adventure at www.newcanaanlibrary.org.