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Summer Reading

 

A strong body of research shows that children’s reading skills slide during the summer months without practice. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Read & Bead Summer Reading Challenge provides the opportunity and incentive for your child to maintain (or improve!) their reading skills during the summer months. Kids who read just four books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall!

HOW IT WORKS:

Reading lets you use your imagination and learn new things, but Summer Reading comes with extra special stuff!

  1. Visit the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library to register beginning June 25 and pick up a paper activity log. You can also download one HERE, but make sure to visit the library to register and pick up your necklace and brag tag.
  2. Select your Brag Tag (one of four designs) and a necklace or keychain!
  3. Start reading! You don’t have to count anything – just read, attend library programs, and complete other fun activities. Fill in the circles on your log and earn beads to decorate your necklace! For each day that you read (any amount of time), attend a library program, or complete another activity listed on your Reading Log you earn 1 bead. You can LEVEL UP as you read (see below) and exchange your solid beads for fancier beads! You don’t have to come to the library every day (unless you want to)! Visit us as often or as little as you like to pick up your beads.

SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS

LEVEL UP AS YOU READ! For example: if you read or complete an activity on a Monday and earn a solid bead, and read or complete another activity on a Tuesday and earn another solid bead, you can exchange your two solid beads for a metallic or fun shape bead, if you wish! Here’s our Bead Exchange Chart.

PLAN A DESIGN

BE CREATIVE! HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:

  • A pattern of glitter beads and solid beads
  • solid, shape, solid, shape

AVAILABLE BEADS: solid, metallic, fun shape, jumbo glitter, color changing, iridescent heart, sport, and animal.

IMPORTANT INFO

  • You must bring your log with you to the library to collect your beads.
  • If you are exchanging beads to level up, you must have the beads you wish to exchange with you.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

  • Rotary Club of Kensington-Berlin
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Newington Emergency Medical Services
  • Fitness By Design
  • Animal Hospital of Berlin
  • Big Y
  • Dance Legacy

Looking for events for children and families? Take a look at our Event Calendar

Questions? We’re here to help! Please stop by or call the library if you have any questions about the summer reading program: (860) 828-7127. For questions about specific school requirements, please contact your school.