2021 Summer Library Program (SLP)
By registering for the Plumb SLP, you are promising to TRY your best to read, attend events, and complete activities, challenges, BINGO cards and logs during the program dates! Prizes will be earned! Do what you can, when you can! It’s easy! Just remember to SLP – Sign-up, Log, Participate!
Registration is REQUIRED and is open from June 14 through July 19. Please register on our homepage or by using the links below. Please be careful to select the correct registration link! There are 2 programs with 2 separate registration forms – one for Children (ages 3-12) and one for Adults/Teens (13+). Families can register multiple children aged 3-12 using one single Children’s Registration Form but all names and ages must be included. Adults/Teens must use the Adults/Teens form. Please contact the library if you have questions about registration!
Starting June 21, all registered children ages 3-12 can stop by the Library to pick up a T&T (Tails and Tales) Activity Bag (one per child). This bag will include a tracking log, BINGO sheets, and many other activities!. Please make sure children are registered before requesting a bag. You will need to check in at the front desk. We will have a list of registrants. Bags are only for SLP children registrants
As of June 21, children track their reading and activity progress on the sticker log provided. Every half hour read, activity completed, and/or event attended equals a sticker. When children visit the library to share their log progress, they will earn tags for their Brag Tag chains and color tiles for our StickTogether mosiac. Prizes are earned for completing certain activities, like completing a BINGO! Filling at least one log by August 9 is required to be eligible for end of program special events and awards
Adults and Teens (13+) are invited to pick up a log and/or BINGO sheet starting to keep them challenged and reading throughout the summer. Start logging progress as of June 21 through August 9. Completed logs and activity sheets turned in at the Library will help us fill our StickTogether mosaic and will qualify readers for an end of program surprise! The last day to turn in a log is August 9.
If you can not get to the library, there are logs and BINGO sheets available to download under Links to Printouts (SEE BELOW)!
All summer events and activities will be held outdoors at the Library, within the community, or virtually via Zoom. Many favorites such as Giant Puppet Seek and Finds, Tuesdays with Teachers, and Scrambled Word are scheduled again this year. There will be another community Seek and Find, “Where’s the Whale?” Some events will require pre-registration on the event calendar. Several challenges can be completed from home by accessing our Event Calendar or the Summer Library Program page on our website. Please scroll the Event Calendar for more details. You can also use the monthly view option within the Event Calendar to see everything scheduled for the month.
The Tails and Tales Statewide Summer Library Program is free to participants thanks to the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride. Local sponsors include: the Friends of Plumb Library, the Rochester Cultural Council, the Rochester Lions Club, the Rochester Women’s Club, the Rochester Firefighter’s Association, the Rochester Land Trust, Captain Bonney’s Ice Cream, Brook Realty, Friends’ Marketplace, Lloyd’s Market and many volunteers.
Links to Printouts:
FOR ORRJHS & ORRHS STUDENTS: Summer Reading lists can be found here:
ORRHS Students: 2021 Summer Reading List
ORRJHS Students: The links to the lists are below. They should be available through Sora. Here are details on how to set up an account: Sora