Summer 2012 Reading Programs
Dream Big Read
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Registration for preschoolers through grade 5 will begin at the DRML on Fri June 15 at 10:00am. Sorry, we are unable to take phone signups on the first day of registration. You may register by phone after the first day. The first day of registration will be limited to those families living in Jericho and Underhill.
Registration for students currently in high school and middle school begins at both the DRML on Wed June 6th during our regularly scheduled hours.
Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise indicated. When registering please use the grade your child will be attending in the fall.
PREREADERS may pick up a Read to Me Log and keep track of the stories read to them. Each time you visit the library have your log stamped & your name will be entered into a drawing for a collection of books. Drawing July 30.
READERS may pick up a Dream Big Reading Log and record the books that you read during the summer reading program. Bring the log with you when you visit the library, we will stamp it and enter your name in a drawing for $25.00 cash donated by the Merchants Bank. Drawing July 30. Additionally, when you have recorded reading 20 books show us your reading log and you may select a book to keep from our new and gently book box.
STUDENTS 12 AND OLDER are encouraged to sign up for your Teen Reading Record. Each time you attend a library program, volunteer at the library, or report on a book you have read we will mark your card and enter your name in the drawing for a $25.00 gift certificate to the University Mall. The winner will be selected at the end of the summer.
All Reading Club Logs and Records will be honored by both DRML and JTL.
Events at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library
Annual Summer Special Co-sponsored Event
AA. Backpack Theater presents a live theatrical performance of 2 short stories:
The Nightingale and The Gingerbread Boy Tue June 26, 10:00
Held at the DRML co-sponsored by the JTL
- register at either library
A. Pillow Pals select one: Tue June 19, 10:30 or Wed Aug 15, 10:30
Using furry fabric, felt and decorations, Annie Buck will help you craft your stuffed pillow pal. This is a fun item to make for a friend or enjoy it for yourself. Grade 2 with an adult. Grade 2 and up
B. A Visit with Tracey Campbell-Pearson Tue June 19, 1:00
We are indeed fortunate to have our favorite visiting author return. This time you will have an opportunity to have a sneak preview of her newest book. It’s always a special day when Tracey comes, don’t miss the fun!
Recommended for families with children Kdg – 4th grade
C. Light Up Fireflies
select one: Wed June 20, 10:30 with Chris Ryan or Tue Aug 7, 2:30 with Anne Jobinpicard
You’ll have fun constructing this light up firefly. Each firefly is constructed from a large plastic egg and is lit by a flameless tea candle. Your firefly will be just perfect on your picnic table in the evening or as a bright spot in your darkened room. Grade 2 with an adult helper. Grade 2 and up
Story Times – No registration needed Wed at 10:30 June 20, 27 & July 11, 18
Following stories read each week by a “guest reader” we will enjoy refreshments served at the picnic table.
Recommended for preschool – grade 1
D. Dreamy Afternoon Tea select one: Thur June 21, 12:45 or 2:15
Come dressed to have an elegant tea party. Join Abby Retzloff for a lovely hour of stories, delightful tea goodies and decorate your own star cookie. Kdg- grade 3
E. Just Dreamed Up – A New Use for Duct Tape select one: Wed June 27, 10:30 or Tue July 31 10:00
We’ll supply an interesting selection of duct tape and help from Deb Kesler who will assist you in making a one of a kind duct tape clip on holder that can be used to keep sports cards, money, a cell phone – you use your imagination. Grade 4 and up
F. Glow in the Dark Diorama select one: Wed June 27, 1:30 or Wed Aug 8, 1:30
Create your one of a kind diorama using glow in the dark stars and 3 dimensional figures. Susan and Julianna Skelly will have a variety of interesting materials from which to select. Grade 2 and up
G. Battle of the Books select one or all: June 28 10:00, July 20 1:00, Aug 17 1:00
Battle of the DCF Books is a competition between two DCF books. Each month Joyce Babbitt will lead the conversation and group activity. You pick the winner. Take time to read two DCF books for the upcoming battle:
June: Close to Famous versus Lemonade Crime
July: Finger of Duncan Dorfman versus Apothecary
August: Running Dream versus City of Orphans
Grade 5 - 8
H. Rocket Launch Thur June 28, 1:00 rain date July 12, 1:00
Join us for a short space adventure story, enjoy eating freeze dried ice cream, then join Chris Baron as he launches a rocket in our backyard. Grade 2 - 5
I. Writing the Stories We Dream About Mon July 2 and Tue July 3, 9:30-11:00
Molly Abbey, will guide young writers in developing their writing skills to tell their own stories. Those attending will try some interesting activities that will foster creativity and promote a love of writing. Participants should plan on attending both days. Grade 2 – 5
J. Stuffed Animal Sleepover Fri July 6 between 10:15 and 12:30
Sign up to have you stuffed animal spend the night at the library. Bring your animal to the library Friday between 10:15 and 12:30. Before you leave we’ll take a picture of the two of you. While your animal is here, meeting other friends and exploring, we will take pictures of his/her activities. Pick up your friend on Saturday between 10:00-12:00 at which time we will have a print of the picture from Friday. If you are unable to come Saturday morning, call to set up an alternate pickup time. Photos from the stuffed animal sleep over will be on our web page. Click here to see photos.
K. Dreaming of Dragons Tue July 10 and Thur July 12 10:00 - 12:00
Using recycled and craft materials Julianne Nickerson will help you to create simple props and costumes that will enhance a dramatization of a scene from My Father’s Dragon. Participants should plan on attending both days.
Grade 2 and up
L. Dried Flower Note Cards Tue July 10, 1:00
Susan Skelly has prepared a wide variety of dried flowers just perfect for selecting and making your own beautiful note cards or a picture for framing. Grade 5 - adult
M. Think About the Little Things – Miniature Paintings Wed July 11, 10:30-12:00
Local artist, Heather Meisterling, will assist participants with techniques and suggestions as they create acrylic paintings on 3X5 canvas. It is suggested that you bring an object or a picture of something you would like to use as your subject. Grade 4 – adults
N. Keep Your Eyes on the Night Time Skies Wed July 11, 1:00
The night sky is filled with fascinating constellations. Using pictures to guide you, Sharon Damkot will assist you as you use nails to punch and form a replica of a constellation. After completing your picture you may use special designed paper to make a “scratch art” frame. Grade 1-4
O. Dreams Are Made of Magic Tue July 17, 10:00
Magician Chris McBride will thrill the audience as he leaves us wondering just how he does his magic.
Recommended for families with children grade 1 – adults
P. You Too Can Learn Magic Tue July 17, 11:15
Following Chris McBride’s magic show he will facilitate a workshop for a small group of participants and teach them some basic magic skills. Grade 3 – adults
Q. Music Under the Stars Tue July 17, 7:45 – 8:45 rain date Wed July 18
We will meet at the Deborah Rawson Library at 7:45 and walk together to our site at the Mills Riverside Park. Buddy Dubay will play his guitar and lead singing around the campfire. Students 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for families Kdg – adults
R. Dream About What You’d Like to Be Wed July 18, 10:30
On a large sheet of paper you’ll trace your full body outline and then with an assortment of art supplies and recycled materials you dress and decorate the figure to create an artistic impression of the possible you in the future. Ann Linde will guide you through the process. Grade 3 and up
Very Merry Theatre – no registration needed Thur July 19, 12:00 noon
The Very Merry Theatre arrives in our backyard to present an original version of “Anne of Green Gables.” Bring a chair or blanket. In the event of rain the performance will be held in the Underhill ID mulit-purpose room.
S. Transition to Kindergarten Story Time Sat, July 21
Children who will be entering kindergarten this fall and their parents are invited to attend a special Story Time. While the children are enjoying school stories and meeting an older child from their new school parents will have the opportunity to share experiences with Building Bright Futures Coordinator, Heather Lebeis. With parent’s permission, children may receive their own library card. Separate Story Times will be held for students attending each elementary school. Times are as follows:
JES 10:15-10:45 UID 11:00-11:30 UCS 11:45-12:15
T. More Tiny Things to Make – Miniature Furniture and Accessories Tue July 24, 1:00
Sue Bahr has created an amazing miniature scene. She will teach you techniques to create your own miniature setting. Grade3 and up
U. Family Story Time select one: Tue July 24, 6:30 or Wed Aug 8, 10:30
Heather Lebeis will read stories about the night. Join her for light refreshments, then make a unique night time starry scene. Age 4 – grade 2
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Co-sponsored by the JTL and the DRML
register at either library
38. Party into the Night,
Mon July 30, 4:00-5:00 pm
Meet on the Green to make your own sundae, experience amazing magic performed by Darren Haynes, get your face painted, have fun at the bubble station, or throwing water balloons. There will be books and prizes given away too. Don’t miss this event! In case of rain it will be held at the Community Center. all ages
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V. Dream Bento Boxes Wed Aug 1, 10:30
You can select from a wide variety of edible things to create your very own Dream Bento Box. Millissa Frost will guide you to use food items to build a picture of your favorite, scariest or even your funnies dream. Such a great way to create art with food! Grade 2-4
W. A Visit from a Lake Monster Team Member Thur Aug 2, 11:00
Following a short reading selection a Lake Monster’s team member will answer questions, sign autographs and have some handouts for the crowd. All ages
X. You Can Be A Star Tue Aug 7, 10:30
Come be part of the fun and excitement. Be a toy soldier, a reindeer, fairy or even a clown. Elise Doner will provide costumes and lead children as they dance to The Nutcracker. Ages 4-7
A Special thank you to The Friends of the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library for their assistance in funding our magic show with Chris McBride, providing the great summer reading T-shirts that were used as door prizes and purchasing the delightful owl puppet which so many have enjoyed.