Summer Reading

  How does Summer Reading work?

  • Sign up for Summer Reading here. Collect your reading log at the library or on our website (stratfordlibrarynj.org click “Summer Reading”)

  • Log every 20 minutes (by marking the circle on the log) or by printing and filling out this log

  • Stop in to the library for a prize when you reach 120 minutes.Pick up a prize from the prize box on Monday mornings outside the library. You can also save your logs and pick up your prizes at the end of the summer. 

  • For ALL ages! Keep track of your log! If you log more minutes of reading time that Ms. Sara, you earn an ice cream coupon. Follow along with Ms. Sara’s minutes on our website. (stratfordlibrarynj.org click “Summer Reading”)

Summer Programs- Self Directed Virtual Programming

*You will be able to click on a program to see the video/instructions 5 minutes before the schedule time.

 

Monday, July 6: Kick Off Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt. 6-7pm. Join us on our youtube channel to make a craft with Ms. Sara and get instructions for a fairy tale scavenger hunt you can do from home, in your neighborhood, and around your town. Dress up and a send a picture and we will share it on social media. All ages. 

Wednesday, July 8: Picnic Pals 12pm.Join us for stories at 12pm every Wednesday on our Youtube channel.

Monday, July 13: Knight Training 4pm. Ms. Sara will be posting a fun virtual tour of castles and instructions for a craft with materials you can find at home. (stratfordlibrarynj.org click “Summer Reading”) You will also find some printable activities and suggestions for crafts using materials from around your house. 

Monday, July 13: Writer’s Club 6:30pm. *This meeting will take place over Zoom. Please email assist.director@stratford.njlibraries.org if you’d like to sign up.  Do you love to write stories? Join us for some writing prompts, a chance to share ideas, ask questions, and work on writing together. All ages are welcome, but children should be able to write on their own.  All members will get to share a piece of writing of their choice at the End of Summer Annual Reading.

Wednesday, July 8: Picnic Pals 12pm. Join us for stories at 12pm every Wednesday on our Youtube channel. 

Monday, July 20: Box and Blanket Forts Online. Join us on our website for some instructions and ideas about making box and blanket forts. Share a picture of your fort and we will post it on social media. 

Wednesday, July 8: Picnic Pals 12pm.Join us for stories at 12pm every Wednesday on our Youtube channel. 

Monday, July 27: Writer’s Club 6pm. *This meeting will take place over Zoom. Please email assist.director@stratford.njlibraries.org if you’d like to sign up.  Do you love to write stories? Join us for some writing prompts, a chance to share ideas, ask questions, and work on writing together. All ages are welcome, but children should be able to write on their own.  All members will get to share a piece of writing of their choice at the End of Summer Annual Reading.

Wednesday, July 8: Picnic Pals 12pm.Join us for stories at 12pm every Wednesday on our Youtube channel.  

Friday, July 31: Mermaid Crafts 11am. Make and Take Mermaid craft. Stop by the library and grab a craft to take home and work on from the bin outside. 

Monday, August 3: Family Trees 6pm. Printable Family Tree Activity. Join us on Youtube for instructions and a story about families, then print your own family tree and work on it together. 

Wednesday, July 8: Picnic Pals 12pm.Join us for stories at 12pm every Wednesday on our Youtube channel

Monday, August 10: First Annual Children’s Fiction Reading 6pm. This will be a video premier of readings from our writer's club. Certificates will be mailed to the members.  

Wednesday, August 12: Picnic Pals 12pm. Last event in this series. Join us for stories at 12pm every Wednesday on our Youtube channel.

Friday, August 14: Ice Cream Coupon Pick Up. Stop by the library on Friday to pick up your ice cream coupon if you read more minutes that Ms. Sara. 

Monday, August 17: Virtual Disney Dance Party with DJ Fig 6pm. Let’s close out our summer fun with some dancing to our favorite disney songs! DJ Fig will host this dance party. Dress up as your favorite Disney character. Join us on YouTube for this event. 

Zoom Summer Art Class

with Jessica Subramanya 

Art Classes will resume in August with Miss Jess! Classes will be on 3 consecutive Thursday evening at 6:30 on August 6th, 13th, and 20th. This summer's theme is "Imagine Your Story" and the art projects will go along with this fun fairy-tale theme. Classes this summer will most likely take place over Zoom. Participants would pick up a bag supplies ahead of time from the library. Each project will be varied to expose students to different media and mediums. Miss Jess was an art teacher in an elementary school for 13 years and an artist all her life. This class will be on a first come, first serve basis and we will cap it at 15 children. Those interested will see a sign up form here beginning on July 1. 

Last updated June 6, 2019,
by Stratford Public Library

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