Summer Reading Signup starts June 16!
This year, Summer Reading is for everybody. We will have groups for preschool, kids, teens and adults.
Our "Reading together" program encourages family reading. Children and parents keep a list of books read together and for each 10 books read, they will get a rabbit to put in Fibonacci's Field. We will have drop-in storytimes with a simple craft on Saturday mornings starting on July 12 at 10:30am.
Kids will be exploring Fizz, Boom, READ! with special science experiments featured each week. They can choose to contract for either total minutes of reading or books read. Children who complete their contracts will receive a free Summer Reading T-shirt (thanks to the Friends!). Wednesdays at 3:30 beginning on July 2 we will explore wild and crazy science activities. On Mondays at 3:30 beginning on June 30, we will be showing movies, complete with popcorn.
July 2, 3:30pm- Wednesday Wild Science! Frozen Bubble and Exploding Toothpaste with G. Thomas
July 7, 3:30pm- Monday Movies-The Iron Giant
July 9, 3:30pm- Wednesday Wild Science!Catapults!
July 14, 3:30pm- Monday Movies-Meet the Robinsons
July 15, 3:30pm Book Group- George’s Secret of the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
July 16, 3:30pm- Wednesday Wild Science! Marshmallow Challenge
July 21, 3:30pm- Monday Movies-Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
July 23, 3:30pm- Wednesday Wild Science! Forensic Science
July 28, 3:30pm- Monday Movies-Flight of the Navigator
July 30, 3:30pm- Wednesday Wild Science! Balloons and Race Cars
Aug. 3, 3:30pm- Monday Movies- Back to the Future
Aug. 6, 3:30pm- Wednesday Wild Science! Marble Fun Run!
Aug. 13- all Summer Reading paperwork due
Aug. 14, 6pm Prizes and Ice Cream
Aug. 14, 7pm- on the common- Peter Boie's Magic Show!
Plus science-related activities and take-home experiments all month!
Teens get to Spark a Reaction, and can contract for a number of pages and completed book reviews get them into a drawing for our cool Summer Reading T-shirts (a special design). July 21-3 iPAD Film-making. Jeremy Vanderkern will be conducting a Digital Filmmaking iPad Workshop at the Fitzwilliam Library for students going into grades 7-12. Young filmmakers will be grouped into production teams to create a storyboard, write a script, film, and edit a short movie all using a new iPad Air. Participation in all three days is required. This is a free workshop, but participants must sign up in advance by emailing Jeremy@fitzlib.org or calling 603-585-6503. Be sure to join us on the library lawn the final night from 8:00 to 9:00 PM to watch the films!
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Adults can revel in Literary Elements with a variety of loosely scientific book parties, movies and special programs. Again prizes (special t-shirts and gift certificates from the Toadstool) will be drawn each week for reviews of books, audios, or movies.