With warmer weather arriving, thoughts turn to our popular Summer Reading Program, ready to kick off with registration opening on June 19. We will welcome Bergin O’Malley with a Summer Solstice Concert on June 21 at 6:30. This program will take place outside, weather permitting, so please bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a musical evening. Our next program will be the Ed Pop Magic Show on June 28 at 1PM. Registration for that program will open on June 19. Our theme is Build a Better World for all age groups. Our youngest group is for children entering kindergarten and younger, students entering grades one through five will be in our middle group, and students entering grade six and older comprise our oldest group. Students in the middle and older groups will earn Builder Bucks for their reading time and will have the opportunity to spend them in our summer store, the Maker Mart. The store will open on June 26. Please remember you must register in order to start counting your reading time. The LAST day to earn and spend will be Friday, August 4 and our traditional after hours Ice Cream Party and basket award ceremony will be held on August 7 at 6pm. We have wonderful programs planned for all age groups and are again most grateful to everyone who makes this program possible. Check out the back of the events calendar, which lists all the individuals, families and businesses that support our Summer Reading Program and be sure to thank them again for their generosity.
We have again received a generous grant from an anonymous family foundation, enabling us to take portions of our Summer Reading Program “on the road”. This will allow children in some of our area’s summer camps to enjoy performers, a selection of free books to bring home and an opportunity to register for the Summer Reading Program at their location.
We will be collaborating with the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center again with Read and Feed, our Outreach to those in need in our community. Each time a child brings in a food, health or beauty item to donate to the PNC, they will receive a free basket ticket. Our contributions are very much appreciated every year.
We will begin accepting donations in the Children’s Room on June 19.
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