Welcome to Summer Reading 2021 -- June 21 to August 20

Get Started with Your Reading Right Here!

   The Southborough Library is excited for another fun summer with all programs outside together with you! The theme for this year's Summer Reading is “Tails and Tales.” We see many animals around us every day many of whom have tails as well as stories to tell! Summer Reading with the library is all about reading anything you like as well as coming together to share stories. Register for Summer Reading using this link: https://bit.ly/2021RegSummerRead. Each child is a separate registration.
  • Reading logs: These will be available online, in Summer Reading packets both in the Children’s Room and outside on the curbside pickup tables. Track how many books you read and either bring your reading logs into the library or email Miss Kim (kivers@southboroughma.com) with the number of books read. The librarians will keep track of the total number of books read this summer. Return your reading logs with the numbers of books read at any time… daily, weekly, or monthly.
  • Beanstack is another way to track your summer reading online! Download the app today and learn more about Beanstack here.
  • Activity Packets: These will be available weekly for pickup both inside the library and outside on the curbside pickup tables. Each week there will be a challenge, game, coloring page, and a craft! These are also accessible on our website.
  • Book Bingo: The Boston Bruins have put together a book bingo challenge this year! See how many squares you can cross off!
  • Prizes: Enter to win weekly Summer Reading prizes! You can enter every time you come in the library to check out items. Raffle tickets will also be distributed to everyone attending outdoor events all summer. Winners will be drawn every Monday!
  • Events: Lots of events this summer! All events will happen outside on the library lawn. Please see the Event Calendar on the library website.
  • Ducks: The travelling ducks are back! Check out a duck from the library and take it on a trip. Report back on where your duck has been and see where other ducks have travelled to! Ducks will also be available through curbside pickup.
  • Check our website and Facebook page often for upcoming special events, including Outdoor Story Times, magic shows, music with David Garden and more! 
NEED MORE INFORMATION? Call the library at 508-485-5031 or Children’s Room directly at 508-281-8989.  E-Mail Miss Kim at kivers@southboroughma.com.
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HennaGraphic Novel WorkshopOutdoor Story Times July 2021Read to a Dog 2021Mr. Vinny PuppetsCrafternoon Dog TreatsWingmastersStorytellerDavid GardenBook BagsYogaMagic Show

WELCOME TO SUMMER READING 2020! June 22- August 21

Get Started with Your Reading Right Here!

This will be a summer unlike any other, but the Library is still working to provide reading and other activities to keep your families busy! This is what’s happening:
  • The theme for Summer Reading this year is “Imagine Your Story.” Read anything you like, but with this theme also try a book about dragons, fairy tales, or unicorns!
  • Please register for Summer Reading using this link: bit.ly/sblibSUMMER2020Each child is a separate registration.
  • Reading logs are available to print on the Library’s website and through curbside pickup at the library. You can indicate on your registration which way you prefer. Email Miss Kim with your numbers of books read at any time… daily, weekly, monthly. Beanstack is another way to track your summer reading! A weekly update will be provided on how many books have been read by all Summer Reading participants.
  • Book Bingo gives everyone a lot of different ways and places to read. An extra challenge is not just to get Bingo but to complete all the squares! This can be done throughout the summer. Please feel free to share with the library if you finish the whole board!
  • There will be a “Weekly Challenge” every week for nine weeks. This will be included in packets for curbside pickup and also posted on the Library’s website and Facebook page. After the challenge is complete, email Miss Kim photos. Pictures of each challenge will be posted online the following week.
  • There will also be a weekly Scavenger Hunt with ten items to find around your house and outside. Lists will be available at curbside pickup and also on the Library’s website and Facebook page. This is just for fun… but if you would like to let us know if you finish the hunt, please do!
  • "Take It and Make It” craft kits will be available for curbside pickup starting the week of June 29. Each kit will have materials and instructions to complete a craft project, along with any other information about that week’s activities. 
  • Go on a window hunt! Each week we will provide a new picture to go in your window. Color the picture, cut it out, and tape it in your window. As you go around town, see how many of the pictures you see in windows.
  • Check our website and Facebook page often for upcoming special events, including Story Times on Facebook Live with Miss Kim and staff guest readers, music with David Garden, and more!
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KittyNEED MORE INFORMATION?
Call the library at 508-485-5031 or Children’s Room directly at 508-281-8989.
E-Mail Miss Kim at kivers@southboroughma.com.
 

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Week 1

Week 1 Challenge 2020Scavenger Hunt Week 1Mascot Week 1
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Jungle Jim's 2020 Balloon Magic Show

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Upcoming Programs

Mr. Vinny | Virtual Preschool Yoga | David Garden |
Hide and SeekVirtual Preschool YogaMusic with David Garden
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ScienceTellers | Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

Available until August 31 - https://vimeo.com/421330198/de94ac01b0

Dragons Return of the Ice Sorceress“First-rate program, in-person AND virtually! Online version had all of the enthusiasm and professionalism of the live show. ScienceTellers adapted their show perfectly.”
-Suzanne, Children's Librarian | Milford Public Library in Milford, CT.

“Amazing program today. My kids loved it and I am so happy to see how well an online program can work if we decide to do our summer reading program online.”
-Brie, Children's Librarian | Springfield Public Library in Springfield, NJ
 

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