This year's theme, "Every Hero Has a Story",, is for everyone who wants to add bit of fun to their regular summer reading. We have programs, prizes and fun for all ages. Each program emphasizes keeping track of reading, rewards, and a bit of extra fun.
Preschool Children (age 3-5, not reading independently)
Kids and adults read books together and record their reading. For each 10 books read, kids choose a prize. Additional activities are good for even more prizes! July 8 through August 5, there will be Storytime activities on Wed. afternoons at 3:30 to coordinate with the older children's programs.
Grades 1-6(reading independently)
Kids contract for a certain number of titles or minutes read. When they complete their contract, they win our unique t-shirt. In addition, they can win extra prizes for special activities and drawings of book reviews.
June 24, 6pm- Superhero Extravaganza! Costumes encouraged, movies, make a mask, prizes, free ice cream.
July 8, 3:30pm- Design a Superhero! Choose your powers, your story, and make badges, tools/ weapons, and we will post all of our heroes in the Library!
July 15, 3:30pm- Visit from the K-9 Unit from Keene. See real police dogs at work.
July 22, 3:30pm - Robin Hood! Make a hat and a working bow and arrows.
July 29, 3:30pm - Olympic Heroes We will make Olympic medals, and then have Olympic events on the Common.
Aug. 5, 3:30pm - Monkey Superheroes from Asia - a special program from the Mariposa Museum with stories, real artifacts and more!
Teens contract for a certain number of pages. When their goal is reached, they win a prize. For each 100 pages read they get a chance at our $35 gift certificate to the Toadstool Bookshop. Additional activities are also good for raffle tickets. We have two special programs for teens:
July 13-15, 5-8pm - iPad Movie Camp!
On July 13th, 14th, and 15th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM, students in grades 6-12 can sign up to make iPad Movies with Jeremy VanDerKern at the Fitzwilliam Public Library.
During this 3-day iPad Movie Camp, Jeremy will introduce students to storyboarding, scripting, camera techniques, and editing techniques all using the iPad. The Fitzwilliam Library will have plenty of props, costumes, Legos, puppets, and clay on hand! Just bring your ideas!
Space is limited. So, please sign up by emailing email@example.com or calling 585-6503.
Aug. 14, 6pm Finale Party and Cupcake Wars!. Details to come.
Adults keep track of their reading and get a raffle ticket to the Toadstool Bookshop for every 100 pages read, as well as for completing extra activities.