2020 Children's Summer Reading

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The Summer Reading Club

It will be a summer like no other.  Due the current health crisis in our community, there will be no in-person programs this summer.   Curbside pick-up service for Waterford books and audio/visual materials begins on Monday, June 22.  Pick-up hours are Monday-Thursday 1:00-6:00pm, and Saturday 1:00-5:00pm.

Because circumstances are in flux, check back to this space for more information on virtual programming and take-home activities as the summer progresses.

The Summer Reading Book Club

Our online reading program began June 1st. Sign up with Wandoo Reader here.  Families with more than one child may want to use the “Family Management Portal”.  You have to scroll down while in Wandoo to view this.  Families that prefer tracking on paper are welcome to create their own tracking method, or print off a reading record.

The reading program is open to all students ages 3-12. There are also online summer reading programs for teens and adults. Track your reading through the summer.  There are seven levels of reading with fun challenges. One level equals one-hour of reading.  We will enter everyone into our summer reading program drawing who has completed at least four reading levels. You will get a free book for completing the program. We would like everyone to finish by Labor Day, September 7.

Summer Activities at Home
Each week, we are posting theme-related suggestions for books and activities from Monday-Thursday and Saturday on Facebook.

Summer Genre Themes
Week 1: June 15-20        Adventure Stories
Week 2: June 22-27        Fantasy Fiction
Bonus Week 3: June 20-July 4    Patriotic Week
Week 4: July 6-11        Realistic Fiction
Week 5: July 13-18              Fairy Tales
Week 6: July 20-25          Mystery Stories
Week 7: July 27-Aug. 1         Science Fiction
Week 8: Aug. 3-8          Folk Tales
Bonus Week 9:  Aug. 10-15           Historical Fiction

Jack in Beanstalk, Reading
Joel Tacey as the Mad Hatter

Our Virtual Summer Performer:

Mad Hatter Joel’s WonderReader Magic Show
 Monday, July 13 – 10:30-11:15a 

Visit a Wonderland of Reading with Joel Tacey.  Featuring dazzling magic, silly stunts, goofy gadgets, and lots of virtual audience participation.  Joel will be doing an online, live-stream program.  Patrons will have access to the program from our Facebook page.  
Join here at: Mad Hatter Joel for Waterford Library
If you cannot view the live performance at 10:30a, it will be available for viewing for 24 hours.