Summer Reading

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June 20 – August 13, 2016

  We have 2 programs available this summer.  For ages 4(in 2016) - entering 1st grade is our Read-to-Me program.  For 2nd – 6th grades, we offer our Children TextBW program.  Check out some great events, Lunch & a Movie show times, Touch-a-Truck, Sidewalk Art, LEGO® Makers and more!

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Read to Me 

(for children ages 4 through entering 1st grade)

After registering at either Bill or GF library, your child will choose a coloring sheet to bring home.  Write the titles of the books you read to them on the back, and your child colors the pictures on the front.  Complete the information on the bottom of the sheet and return to the library where you registered.  After you have turned in your child’s sheet, they will get to choose a prize.   Pick another sheet and continue to read and collect prizes.  If you complete 5 sheets by August 13th, your child will get to choose a book prize!  Coloring sheets will be available at the libraries as of Monday, June 13th, but they cannot be returned until June 20th.

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Children TextBW

(entering grades 2 – 6)

After registering at Bill or GF library(June 20th or later), keep track of the number of minutes you read and record them in the computer or on the back of your reading log.  For every 60 minutes that you read, you will get a “Book Buck”.  These Book Bucks need to be picked up at the library where you registered and they can be saved or redeemed at our library store.  You can continue to collect your Book Bucks, but they will need to be spent by 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 13th  when the store will close. 

Here is your link to record the minutes you read:

On Your Mark

Great Summer Events!

(Please register for items with an *asterisk by clicking on the event title.)

*Sidewalk Art Contest  (ages 5 – 10)chalk2

Thursday, June 23rd (rain date 6/24) 10:00  Bill Library  (Please register)

Come and decorate a section of sidewalk and get a prize book!

kids riding bicycles*Bicycle Safety Check-Up

Sunday    June 26    2:00 – 4:00 pm  (ages 4 – 12)  Gales Ferry Landing (behind CVS) Cycle Shed Stores

Please register and bring in your child’s bicycle and helmet to start your summer fun off safely.  Cycle Shed Stores will evaluate and have safety recommendations for your child’s bicycle needs,  Refreshments and prizes will be part of the fun, come rain or shine!

*Lunch & a Movie  (all ages)

Wednesdays  12:00  Bill Library
(Please register for each movie by clicking on the movie title.)

(There is a possibility that there might be a change in titles, but each week, we will be showing a G or PG movie)

6/29  “Inside Out” (PG)

7/6  “Angels in the Outfield” (PG)

7/13  “The Peanuts Movie” (G)

7/20  “Air Bud” (PG)

7/27  “Good Dinosaur” (PG)

8/3  American Girl “McKenna Shoots for the Stars” (NR)

8/10 “Space Jam” (PG)

crafty kidsDrop-In Crafts

Thursday, June 30  Gales Ferry Library

(entering K – 4th grades)

                                                                 10:00 – 11:00 am (or) 1:00 – 2:00 pm

                                                                 Some fun crafts to make and take!

                        Summer Kids Storytime storytime

                                  Tuesdays  July 5 – August 9  9:30 am  Gales Ferry Library

                              Drop-In storytime for ages 3 – 6 years

Truck dumpTouch-a-Truck

Friday   July 8   9:30 – 11:30  (all ages)  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 quiet with no horns or sirens for hearing sensitive children.  If your kids love noise…bring them at 10!

*Kids Cook: Fun & Healthyhealthy food

                         Thursday  July 14  1:30 – 3: 00 pm

Ledyard Senior Center  (entering grades 4 – 6)

What kinds of food keep our bodies healthy and ready to move?  We will have healthy, fun and tasty salads and fruit desserts to make and enjoy.  There is limited space, so sign up early!!

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Friday  July 15  10:45 am  Ledyard Center School

(ages 6 – 12)

Can you spin a hoop on your waist?  Try your hand at a special hoop trick with Judi Ann Jones from Creative Game Parties.  She will bring lots of hoops and music to entertain and amaze you!  Don’t miss this fun program.

*Junior Makers LEGO ®FunLegos

Friday   July 22
(Please register by clicking on the time you will attend.)

10:00 – 11:30  am  Gales Ferry Library (ages 4 – 7)

                 1:00 – 2:30 pm  Bill Library  (ages 8 – 12)

Use your imagination and build some fun stories with our LEGO® bricks

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Friday  July 29  2:00 pm  Ledyard Center School  (all ages)

Drop everything to come and hear an amazing performance!  Les Julian is a fantastic musician and he will tickle your funny bone and get your toes tapping!  This program is great for the entire family, so don’t miss out!! (CD’s will be available to purchase)

Super Submarines bookFamily Picnic and Story Walk©

Thursday   August 4  5:30 – 7:00 pm

Start at Bill Library and end at the fairground “Bud Holdridge” pavilion.

Enjoy our new Story Walk© to help celebrate the Submarine Century Anniversary along the sidewalk outside of Bill Library.  Bring the whole family and a picnic dinner to eat at the end of the story in the pavilion on the fairgrounds.  Our teen volunteers will provide lemonade, water and desserts in the pavilion.

                             *Junior Makers LEGO ®FunLegos

                               Thursday  August 11
(Please register by clicking on the time you will attend.)

10:00 – 11:30  am  Gales Ferry Library (ages 4 – 7)

1:00 – 2:30 pm  Bill Library  (ages 8 – 12)

Use your imagination and build some fun stories with our LEGO® bricks

*Please register for these programs by clicking on the title of the program!

LEGO® bricks Maker sessions

We had lots of fun at the Create a Story day!  Here are some pictures.