THE GREAT STONINGTON READ is the umbrella for our Winter Reading Challenges, 50 to Grow On (ages 7 and younger), Family Reading Challenge (school age) and Read BOLD! (teens – adults). All programs will run December 1 – April 1. We are celebrating reading and encouraging literacy across all ages. Please drop in to register and pick up information.
Reading aloud to your child is crucial for literacy development, even beyond the age that children can read independently. This is the motivation behind both 50 to Grow On and the Family Reading Challenge. Both programs have a selected list of books. The younger group earns stickers for each book read and a small prize at the end. We also have some of the books read aloud on the library YouTube channel. Please click here to see the playlist 50 to Grow On Playlist
For the school age children, there are opportunities to earn entries into a prize drawing and an ice cream cone certificate if they finish 10 of the 18 books. We will also have a Film Festival highlighting several of the titles on this list. Our opening film will be Wonder on Dec. 29 @ 10:30 am. Watch our calendar and Facebook pages for future dates and movies.
For the teen and adult program, this year’s book choice is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Read BOLD! is designed to build bridges between adults and teens and offer insights into current teen culture. You can register at the library in person or by phone for this program or online through the high school. Teens can pick up a free copy of the book at the library or at the high school library while supplies last. There are opportunities for teens and adults to earn an entry into a prize drawing when they finish the book. We will hold community book discussions at the conclusion of this program.
These three programs have been made possible by a generous contribution from Chuck and Deborah Royce, along with donations from Bank Square Books, Mel’s Downtown Creamery, Mystic Luxury Cinemas and Sift Bakery. We are extremely grateful for their support of literacy in our community.