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SANDPOINT KIDS' SUMMER READING PROGRAM

JUNE 5 – AUGUST 24

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The most important part of a summer reading program is READING. When children 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. When, however, children read as few as six books over the summer, they maintain the skills that they have spent the past school year developing and honing. We have lots of fun prizes to encourage your children to READ this summer.

 

Reading

All reading logs, activity sheets and prizes will be available beginning June 5th.

PRESCHOOL & TODDLER SUMMER READING

Pick up a summer reading log for your preschooler.

Read and do early literacy activities so that your child can earn prizes.

You can also print up a log here. The log is double-sided and printed on legal sized paper.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS SUMMER READING

SIGN UP TO READ AND EARN PRIZES

Pick up a reading game board at the Information Desk and start reading. When you complete the game board (that’s 10 hours of reading!), come into the library to pick up your prize and enter your ticket into the monthly prize drawing. Be sure to pick up (or print) another game board and keep reading! 

PRIZES

1st Game Board (10 hours): free book
2nd Board (20 hours): swimming pass at SWAC
3rd Board (30 hours): water bottle
4th Board (40 hours): summer reading t-shirt
Additional Game Boards: free books

Prize drawings will be held at library-sponsored events at the end of each summer month. Tickets turned in during the month of the drawing will be included in the prize drawing. Drawing winner will get to choose a book series that the library will order for them. There are series limitations due to cost and availability. Additional prizes will be drawn at the August party.

 

DRAWING DATES

Wednesday, June 28th @ The Ribbles Build a Residence (Sandpoint Library)
Thursday, July 27th @ Magic Show (Sandpoint Library)
Thursday, August 24th @ Summer Reading Tie Dye Party (City Beach)****

 ****ALL game boards for the final August drawing/party MUST be handed in by Monday, August 21st. 

No game boards will be accepted at the final party.

 

There is no minimum expectation of the number of books a child should read; however, research has shown that children who read at least 6-8 books at their reading level, maintain their reading skills over the summer.

 

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BUILD A BETTER WORLD CHALLENGE ACTIVITY

Pick up or print a Build a Better World Challenge sheet at the Information Desk and complete the four "assignments".

When you complete the challenge, fill out the ticket and hand it in by Monday, August 21st. We will draw one lucky winner at the Tie Dye Party on August 24th at City Beach. 

Share a picture of you doing one (or all) of the assignments to our Facebook page. Sharing is optional but we'd love to see your accomplishments and share them with the community.

 

Weekly Events

STORYTIMES

Tuesdays @ 10:15: Mother Goose… a singing story time for 0-3 year olds
Tuesdays @ 11: Family Storytime… join us for stories and fun crafts
(Story Times will be at Travers Park for the month of July)

MAKE IT

Tuesdays @ 3: Build robots, legos, circuits, and more.

CRAFTERNOON

Wednesday, June 14th: GeoMobiles
Wednesday, June 28th: Recycled Robots
Wednesday, July 12th: Sweet Snails
Wednesday, July 26th: Celtic Bar Wrist Bands

 

Special Events

Special Events will take place at the Sandpoint Library and offsite.  

Check out our online calendar or download a printable event calendar for all event dates and times.

PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY 

The Ribbles Build a Residence-
An Interactive Play with the
Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Cooking Camp

Drumming Workshop

Building days with an Architect
and Home Depot

Visit w/Astronaut, John Phillips

Science Show w/Mobius Science Center

Magic Show and Class

Animal Builders Program

A Star Party

The drumming workshop, cooking camp, building with Home Depot, and magic class requires preregistration.

OFFSITE ACTIVITIES

STEM CAMP: PRESCHOOL- EARLY ELEMENTARY

Thursdays at 12:30, June 29th - July 27th at Travers Park

This is a drop-in camp, and no registration is required.

 

STEM CAMP: 2ND -5TH GRADERS

Space-themed STEM camp July 31st – August 3rd at Farmin/Stidwell.

Registration required. Opens on July 10th.

 

STORY TIMES

July storytimes will be at Travers Park.

 

DAYCARE STORYTIMES

Have storytime visit your daycare or preschool. If you would like a book give-away at your daycare (either in-home or daycare facility), call Suzanne Davis in Children’s Services for more information: 263-6930, ext. 1211.

 

FINAL SUMMER READING PARTY

Thursday, August 24th at City Beach

Join us for tie dye, prizes and fun! 

  

TEENS SUMMER READING PROGRAM

JUNE 5 – AUGUST 17

 

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READ TO EARN PRIZES

For every book you read, complete a book slip and turn it in at the Clark Fork Library or Sandpoint Library by the End of Summer Reading Prize Party (dates listed below).

Print book slips or pick up them up at either branch.

 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Registration is encouraged for all events.

Download a printable PDF of the Clark Fork Programs listed below.

Download a printable PDF of the Sandpoint Programs listed below.

POWERPOINT KARAOKE

Put your public speaking skills to the test in this hilarious improve game!
Present on a wacky topic using outlandish slides you've never seen before.

CLARK FORK - June 21st 7 PM - 9 PM
SANDPOINT - June 22nd 8 PM - 10 PM

 

MAKEY MAKEY

Use MaKey MaKey boards and Scratch to code
and construct your own video game or banana piano.

CLARK FORK - July 12th 7 PM - 9 PM
SANDPOINT - July 13th 8 PM - 10 PM

 

NERF BATTLE

3rd annual! Come to the library for an epic battle.
Capture the flag, tag and other games!

Bring your own Nerf gun and ammo.

CLARK FORK - July 26th 7 PM - 9 PM

 

NATIONAL TEEN LOCK-IN & NERF BATTLE

Have a night of fun and games with teens from libraries across the country!
Escape rooms, author chats, 3D design and more.
Stay the night and have pancakes in the morning.

Bring PJs, sleeping bag and pillow.

Don't forget the Nerf gun and ammo!

*Registration required*
 SANDPOINT - July 28th 8 PM - 9 AM

 

END OF SUMMER READING PARTIES & PRIZE CEREMONIES

This is it - the Grand Prize Drawing. Come see if you won that shiny new
set of books you've been eyeing all summer long. Pizza will be served.

CLARK FORK - August 16th 7 PM - 8 PM
SANDPOINT - August 17th 8 PM - 9 PM

 

Contact Morgan at 208-263-6930 ext. 1245 to reserve your spot for any or all of these events.

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