Kickoff Events for Greenwich Library's Fizz, Boom, Read 2014 Summer Reading Program - June 18, 19 & 21
The theme of this year's Summer Reading Program at Greenwich Library is "FIZZ, BOOM, READ!" Get your lab coat and safety glasses because this summer is all about science, music and more.
Greenwich Library invites you to join the fun of summer reading and keep children reading during summer vacation so that valuable reading skills won't be lost. "Studies have shown that children who continue to read during the summer months perform significantly better than those who do not," said Children's Librarian Alice Sherwood. "Children who are already reading increase their reading fluency and comprehension; those who are just starting to read do not lose the early achievements they have made during the school year."
All children who are reading independently are welcome to join the Summer Reading Program, while babies, toddlers and preschool children may participate in the Read-to-Me Club. Using "Summer Reader" online, children can track reading progress, find out about special events happening at the Libraries, and be alerted to reading milestone prizes. This online feature makes it easy to keep up with summer reading wherever you are.
Registration for the Summer Reading Program for all three Library locations begins Monday, June 16 and continues through August 1, either in person or online at www.greenwichlibrary.org/children.
This year's kickoff events at the Main Library, Cos Cob and Byram branches offer a variety of Summer Reading themed educational entertainment for all ages.
Summer Reading Kickoff at the Main Library
On Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m., family entertainer Bryan Flint of Showtime Productions will magically motivate young people to read after experiencing "The Magic of Reading" program. Highlights of the show are the floating of an audience member and a re-creation of Houdini's most famous illusion, "Metamorphosis." Attend the show and register for Summer Reading Club. Door prizes and refreshments will follow the performance. For more information call (203) 622-7940.
Summer Reading Kickoff at Byram Shubert Library
Register for Summer Reading on Wednesday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy the New Lebanon School band fanfare at 2:45 p.m., then stay for Casey Carle's amazing BubbleMania Show at 3:30 p.m. There will be prizes for each child that registers. For more information call the Byram Shubert Library at (203) 531-0426.
Summer Reading Kickoff at Cos Cob Library
Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff on Thursday, June 19 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Learn about fire and ice as Science Tellers tell a tale of Dragons and Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "Cool" dry ice, and much more. We invite all elementary school aged children, pre-teens, and teens to sign up for summer reading, as well as preschoolers who may participate with an adult or older child as guide. There will be fun activities all summer and a cool gift for all who register. For more information, call the Cos Cob Library at (203) 622-6883.
For a complete list of Summer Reading Program events, visit the Greenwich Library website at www.greenwichlibrary.org. For Main Library information, please email a Children's Librarian or call (203) 622-7940.