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JUNE 11 - AUGUST 8
LIBRARIES ROCK @ THE CLARK FORK LIBRARY

We offer summer reading programs and incentives for preschoolers through teens.

LibrariesRock 

Log reading between June 11th and August 7th to earn badges and prizes! 

Sign-up online today!

 

WHY READ THIS SUMMER?

  1. Reading several times each week helps kids maintain and further develop the reading skills they spent the previous school year developing.
  2. Books (and magazines), by exposing children to characters in a variety of situations, help children develop empathy.
  3. Reading exposes children to new ideas and information.
  4. You can read anywhere...at home, at the park, on a plane or at the doctor's office.
  5. Summer reading is fun!

When children read as few as eight books during the summer, they maintain the skills that they spent the past school year developing. If, however, they fail to read for three months, it can take until the end of November to regain the reading skills they had at the end of the previous school year. Summer reading makes the next school year easier.

THE BASICS

Summer reading is primarily about… reading!
This summer we are offering preschool and elementary participants the ability to keep track of their summer reading online! As participants log their reading, they earn badges. Kids can also write reviews and complete challenges to earn additional badges. When they reach goals, they earn drawing entries and prizes that they can pick up at the library. 

The library offers prizes to elementary children for ten, twenty, thirty, and forty hours of reading.

  • 10 hours: Ice Cream coupon
  • 20 hours: Free book
  • 30 hours: Library Choice (varies by library branch & age of participant)
  • 40 hours: Summer Reading t-shirt

Preschoolers receive prizes for reading (or listening to) books. For every 50 books, pick up a prize!

Final Summer Reading program and prize drawings will be on Wednesday, August 8th.

HOW TO SIGN UP AND EARN PRIZES

Summer reading sign-up and logging is all online!
Kids & teens can set up their accounts individually or you can make a family account!

Sign-up here!

If you would prefer to keep track of your child's reading on a paper log, you can a print a preschool or elementary reading log.

Teens: reading is based on book reviews rather than hours of reading. Teens earn incentives and drawing entries by reading and writing book reviews. To learn more, sign-up online. Create a teen account or add a teen to a family account.

LOG READING

Our online summer reading is powered by Beanstack. Go to ebonnerlibrary.beanstack.org (same place you signed up) to log your reading.

The "Beanstack Tracker" free mobile app is available in the Google Play store for Android devices and in the App Store for iPhones and iPads. You can log books by scanning barcodes, time your sessions, and view your reading stats at a glance!

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CHECK OUT OUR CLARK FORK SUMMER EVENTS THAT ARE LISTED BELOW
OR DOWNLOAD OUR MONTHLY PRINTABLE CALENDAR.

JUNE ACTIVITIES CALENDAR 

FAMILY EVENTS:

Tuesday, June 19th @ 3:30 pm: Reptile Man

Monday, July 23rd @ 2 pm: Bird Song

STORIES AND MORE:

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am: Geared to ages 2 - 6.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE ACTIVITIES:

Wednesday Wonders

Join us at 2 pm for a variety of programs.

June 13th: Make It
June 20th: Tracks with Diane Newcomer
June 27th: Make Bridges with Mobius
July 4th: Library CLOSED
July 11th: Camouflage with Amaryllis
July 18th: Ring-making with Weezil
July 25th: Drumming with DRUMatic Innovations
August 1st: Bats & Other Flyers with Diane Newcomer
August 8th: Party with Morgan/Amaryllis

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

All teen events are at 5 pm.
Registration is encouraged by calling Morgan at (208) 263-6930 ext 1245.

June 20th: Karaoke and Lip Sync
June 27th: Salsa Dance Lesson
July 11th: ATS Belly Dance Lesson 
July 18th: Sheet Music Art
July 25th: Music Trivia
August 1st: Sonic Pi
August 8th: End of Summer Reading Party & Prize Ceremony

Download a teen flyer

 

 

JUNE 11 - AUGUST 8
LIBRARIES ROCK @ THE SANDPOINT LIBRARY

We offer summer reading programs and incentives for preschoolers through teens.

LibrariesRock 

Log reading between June 11th and August 7th to earn badges and prizes! 

Sign-up online today!

 

WHY READ THIS SUMMER?

  1. Reading several times each week helps kids maintain and further develop the reading skills they spent the previous school year developing.
  2. Books (and magazines), by exposing children to characters in a variety of situations, help children develop empathy.
  3. Reading exposes children to new ideas and information.
  4. You can read anywhere...at home, at the park, on a plane or at the doctor's office.
  5. Summer reading is fun!

When children read as few as eight books during the summer, they maintain the skills that they spent the past school year developing. If, however, they fail to read for three months, it can take until the end of November to regain the reading skills they had at the end of the previous school year. Summer reading makes the next school year easier.

THE BASICS

Summer reading is primarily about… reading!
This summer we are offering preschool and elementary participants the ability to keep track of their summer reading online! As participants log their reading (starting June 11th), they earn badges. Kids can also write reviews and complete challenges to earn additional badges. When they reach goals, they earn drawing entries and prizes that they can pick up at the library. 

The library offers prizes to elementary children for ten, twenty, thirty, and forty hours of reading:

  • 10 hours: Kids’ Concert ticket or Ice Cream coupon
  • 20 hours: Free book
  • 30 hours: Library Choice (varies by library branch & age of participant)
  • 40 hours: Summer Reading t-shirt

Preschoolers receive prizes for reading (or listening to) books. For every 50 books, pick up a prize.

The Final Summer Reading program and prize drawings will on Wednesday, August 8th.

HOW TO SIGN UP AND EARN PRIZES

Summer reading sign-up and logging is all online!
Kids and teens can set up their accounts individually or you can make a family account!

Sign-up here!

If you would prefer to keep track of your child's reading on a paper log, you can a print a preschool or elementary reading log.

Teens: reading is based on book reviews rather than hours of reading. Teens earn incentives and drawing entries by reading and writing book reviews. To learn more, sign-up online. Create a teen account or add a teen to a family account.

LOG READING

Our online summer reading is powered by Beanstack. Go to ebonnerlibrary.beanstack.org (same place you signed up) to log your reading.

The "Beanstack Tracker" free mobile app is available in the Google Play store for Android devices and in the App Store for iPhones and iPads. You can log books by scanning barcodes, time your sessions, and view your reading stats at a glance!

 

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CHECK OUT OUR SANDPOINT SUMMER EVENTS THAT ARE LISTED BELOW
OR DOWNLOAD OUR MONTHLY PRINTABLE CALENDARS.

KIDS & FAMILY: JUNE CALENDAR
TEEN: JUNE CALENDAR

FAMILY EVENTS:

Tuesday, June 19th @ 6 pm: The Reptile Man - Meet a live alligator
Saturday, June 23rd @ 11 am: Bella Note Musical performance
Thursday, June 28th @ 5:30 pm: Mobius Science Center Show
Friday, July 13th @ 7:30 pm: Spooky Stories in the Cemetery with local storytellers
Wednesday, July 18th @ 6 pm: Family Karaoke with Wade Thames
Tuesday, July 31st @ 6 pm: Red Yarn Folk Music & Puppetry
Wednesday, August 8th @ 2 pm: Final Party
Tuesday, August 14th @ 8:30 pm: Star Party with Astronomer Sandy Nichols

Want event reminders? Sign-up for summer reading!

PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES:

Storytimes**

Tuesdays @ 10:15 am: Mother Goose - a singing storytime for 0-3-year-olds
Tuesdays @ 11 am: Family Storytime - join us for stories and fun crafts
**July storytimes will be held at Travers Park with no programs on July 3rd.


Little Mozarts

Saturdays at 10:30 am beginning June 30th: 
Join Michelle Handy for a free seven-week Little Mozarts session. For ages 18 months - 4 years.
Reserve your child's spot today. (208)263-6930 ext. 1211.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE ACTIVITIES:

Monday Madness

Join us at 10:30 am for a variety of programs.
June 25th:
 Rock Out!: A rock program with Nancy Scott
July 9th: Music & Dance
July 16th: Animal Tracks
July 23rd: Bird Song
July 30th: Readers’ Theatre


Crafternoon

Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Crafters of all ages are welcome but crafts are geared to ages 7 and older. Please make plans to attend with children under 10.

June 27th: Musical Relief
July 11th: Ring-Making with Weezil
July 25th: Rock Painting


STEM in the Park

Thursdays at 1:00 pm, June 21st - July 26th.  Join us for some STEM fun at Travers Park.(STEM stands for “science, technology, engineering, and math”). Programs are geared to ages 7-11, but all are welcome. There is no program on July 5th.

 

TEEN ACTIVITIES

All teen events are at 5 pm unless noted.
Registration is encouraged by calling Morgan at (208) 263-6930 ext 1245.

June 12th: Swing Dance Lesson 
June 21st:
 Karaoke and Lip Sync
June 28th: Music Trivia
July 10th: ATS Belly Dance Lesson 
July 17th: Sheet Music Art
July 27th @ 8 PM: National Teen Lock-in & Nerf Battle
August 2nd: Sonic Pi
August 7th: End of Summer Reading Party & Prize Ceremony

Download a teen flyer

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