Summer Reading

A Universe of Stories!

June 17 – August 10, 2019

Children turning 4 years old (in 2019) up through children entering 1st grade may register for this program at the library. They will receive a coloring sheet with a reading log on the back. For each book read independently (or read to them)  write the title on the back of the sheet, and the child colors the front. After the picture is colored and every title recorded, return the sheet to Bill or Gales Ferry library (where the child is registered) for a prize. If the child completes 5 sheets before August 10th, they will win a paperback book.  The first date to turn in the Read to Me sheets is June 17th.

A Universe of Stories
Children entering 2nd grade through entering 6th grade are eligible for our “Universe” program. For each hour read, they will receive a “Book Buck” which they can spend in our library store.  We will be doing online registration this year beginning at 9:30 am on June 17th. If you prefer, you can bring the child into the library to register and pick up their reading log packet.  Your child must read for one hour before receiving the packet.

•Click on the gold Universe of Stories! link below. You will see a space picture on your left.
•Click on the “Don’t have an account?- Register now” on the right side. Click on “Myself”
•Click on drop down menu for age and the drop down menu program (Grades 2 – 6) click on “Continue”
•Fill in your child’s information (I recommend you use lower case letters with first initial and last name for username. Your password needs to be a minimum of 7 characters with one capital letter and at least one number. Click in box to acknowledge info is correct, then click on “Continue”.
•Write down your child’s username and password somewhere! (“Notes” on your phone are ideal!)
•After you have filled out the information, your child’s personal page will pop up.
•Click on “ Enter Activity” button. Enter the number of minutes the child has read. (The book title and author is optional.)
•For every 60 minutes your child reads, they will receive a “Book Buck” which they can spend at our Library Store which will be open library hours until Aug. 10th at 12:30.
•Students can continue to record their minutes with us until August 24th, this will count toward the final number of minutes that will be given to their school.
•When you come in to the library, please make sure your child has read at least one hour.  They will receive a packet with a Reading Log (to be used if you can’t get to a computer), Events list, bookmark and their first “Book Buck”.

Special Events!

Lunch and a Movie!
Wednesdays June 26 – Aug. 7 Bill Library 12:00 – 1:30 pm (all ages)
Bring your lunch and we will have a special snack and lemonade for you!
All movies are rated G or PG and will be projected onto our large screen!
June 26 Dragon movie (PG)
July 3 Building bricks off to space (PG)
July 10 Dogs in space (G)
July 17 Hunt for gold (PG)
July 24 Monkey in space (PG)
July 31 Garbage robot from space (G)
Aug. 7 Family living in the future (G)

Friday June 28 10:00 am Bill Library (ages 6 – 10) Please Register on Events page!
Come and show us your skill and decorate one of the sections of sidewalk outside the Bill Library. There is a limited sign up, so don’t delay registering! There will be prizes for all. Bring your own sidewalk chalk if you have it.

Drop-In Summer “Spacey Kids” Storytimes
Tuesdays July 2 – Aug. 6 Gales Ferry Library 9:30 – 10:00 am (ages 3 – 5)
We know summers are busy times, but if you are in town, drop in and join us for pre-school stories and songs in our new Children’s Room!

LEGO® Maker Days
Tuesdays June 25 – Aug. 6 10:30 – 11:30 GF Library (Ages 4 – 10)
Make some fun and interesting creations with our LEGO® bricks!

Howl at the Moon with a Wild Thing Tune!
Thursday July 11 10:00 Gallup Hill School Gym (All Ages)
Enjoy a musical program with a great performer! Get your beat on, and come sing along with Tom Seiling. Bring the whole family for loads of toe-tapping fun!

Thursday July 18 9:30 – 11:30am Gales Ferry School(football field)
Come and climb in the big trucks or buses or fire engines at our annual Touch-a-Truck event! The first half hour from 9:30 – 10:00 will be no horns or sirens for hearing sensitive children. If your kids love lots of noise, come after 10:00!

Hip Hop with Austin Daily
Friday July 26 1:30 – 2:30 pm Pavilion at Colonel Ledyard Park (Ages 10 – 17)
So you think you can dance? Try and show us with DJ Red Supreme.

Drop In Craft Fun
Thurs. Aug. 1st  Gales Ferry Library  10-11 am or 1-2 pm  (Entering K – 3rd)
Join us for some fun space projects to create!