“IMAGINE YOUR STORY” ALL AGES
SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM (SLP)
JUNE 20 – AUGUST 8 2020
Join us for a fun summer of fantasy, fairy tales, and mythology! All ages are welcome to take part in this free program. Please email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 508-763-8600 to sign-up! Then start reading and completing challenges from June 20 through August 8. (Yes, listening to audiobooks and being read to all count!) There will be prizes earned for participation in certain activities, and for completing a log by August 8. You must be signed-up to be eligible for prizes and to be included on our star window display. As always, just think SLP – Sign-up, Log and Participate!
There are many activities which youth (and adults) can do independently, while others can be done with a grown-up or together with family. You are also welcome to use logs to accomplish your own summer goals. We just ask that this includes daily reading, brain building activities, and outdoor experiences.
This year, links for Bingo Cards, Challenge Checklists, and Logs can be found below under “Links for Printouts” so that you can print them from your own home. (Contact Ms. Lisa if you cannot print our documents from your home. There will be some printed copies available for pick up at the library.)
There will be no in-house library programs due to pandemic restrictions. However, check our Event Calendar to save the dates for library sponsored at-home and in the community programs!
By reading, completing challenges, and logging your progress, you will also be helping us reach our goal of 100 (minimum) completed logs. We have registered for the first ever “First Lady of the Commonwealth and Blades Summer Reading Challenge”. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners teamed up with the Boston Bruins and First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker to challenge everyone to read this summer! To participate, libraries set a summer program goal and strive to reach it by program end. All libraries reaching their goals will be entered into a drawing to win many special Bruins prizes. First Lady Baker is also asking us to submit summer reading success stories as they happen. She will select her favorite and visit that library! So please share your success stories with us right away!
To be eligible for program completion awards, logs must be turned in to our summer log drop-off box (or emailed) to the library by Saturday, August 8. Program awards include a Special Summer Reader Gift Certificate from Captain Bonney’s* and Bruins posters and certificates. If we complete our goal of 100 completed logs, we will also be entered into a special Bruins prize drawing. Award Ceremony at RMS is TBD.
Youth Program: Kids can fill in (color, stamp, and sticker) a circle on the Progress Log for every activity completed on a Bingo Card or Challenge Checklist. A circle can also be filled in if a minimum of 30 minutes of daily reading is completed. For every “BINGO” completed, a grab bag prize is earned. There will be other ways to earn grab bags as well.
To complete a log, all 50 circles must be filled in. Note: there is a hidden circle! There are other program completion awards still being developed.
Adults and Young Adults (ages 12+): Complete a Summer Goals Log and/or a Bingo sheet. A log is completed when you have read at least 4 books. You can do either or both! But, a completed log – 4 books read – earns the participant a Special Reader Captain Bonney’s Gift Certificate* and Bruins poster/certificate if desired.
Note: At this time, we can not schedule our annual party at Captain Bonney’s. If this changes, you will be notified! If a participant has dietary restrictions, contact Ms. Lisa for alternatives to the Captain Bonney’s gift certificate.
Links for Printouts:
Adult/Teen bingo card
This program is free thanks to the support of state and local sponsors. “Imagine Your Story” is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, with additional support from the Collaborative Summer Library Program, The Friends of Plumb Library, The Rochester Cultural Council, The Rochester Lions Club, Brook Realty, Rochester Memorial School, and many wonderful volunteers.
FOR ORRJHS & ORRHS STUDENTS: Summer Reading lists can be found here:
ORRHS Students: 2020 Summer Reading List
Grade 7: Reading List
Grade 8: Reading List