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Summer Reading Sneak Peek



We are really excited for the Summer Reading Program this year! We will still continue to do our virtual storytime, and will also have in-house storytime twice a month. The Youth Book Club books are still available as well. Each week is themed and filled with programs with really fun activities to do! We will be having SRP events at the library, and also take-home kits, activities to do around town, and more! Each activity will have a specific age group.


On Monday, June 6th, Summer reading starts with "Oceans of Ice Cream Party" at 10:30 am. Kick off summer with ice cream! Pick up summer reading kits while you’re here. Free!


https://swantonpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-program


SRP by Age Group


PRESCHOOLERS:


READING: Parents or guardians count the time spent reading to or with their child toward the goal. Prizes can be earned based on how long spent reading, with a goal of 250 minutes. Reading logs can be picked up at the library. Our SRP program can also be done online this summer — sign up online on June 6! PLAY BINGO!: To win, you need to do at least fifteen of the twenty activities listed. Bingo cards can be picked up at the library or downloaded here on June 6:

www.swanton publiclibrary.org/kids/preschoolers-summer-reading PRIZES: • Reading: Receive a prize for reaching the halfway goal (125 minutes) and prizes for finishing the full 250, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! • BINGO: Everyone who completes their Bingo card will get more prizes, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! • GRAND PRIZES: On August 1st at 3:00pm, grand prizes will be drawn at the final program after Beverly the Music Lady's performance. The prizes are book sets, games, puzzles, and more! Two total entries are possible.

EVENTS:


BEACH STORYTIME Thursday, June 9 at 10:30 am — In-person storytime is back! Visit the beach this week with an sand sensory bin and more! Bring in your beach towels for a mock day at the beach and join in the fun! FISH & CORAL REEF STORYTIME Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 am — Learn about fish and coral reefs (their home) while we read you a fun book! Coral reef toss game, fish stickers, coral reef blow art with paint, and more! MYTHICAL CREATURES STORYTIME Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 am — Make mermaid hats and wands and meet some other mythical creatures of the deep! SHARK STORYTIME Tuesday, July 19 at 10:30 am — All about sharks! Special guest: Charlie the Therapy Dog dressed as a shark! Reach into a sharks mouth and win a mystery prize!

Take-Home Storytime Kits:

Our do-it-at-home storytime kits follow the theme this summer, with How I Became a Pirate in June and Over and Under the Pond in July! We feature one book read by the author and the other read by the Missouri Botanical Garden, with packets to take home. The activities included are the five-color shape game, magnets, a handout with rhymes and web links, instruments, stickers, coloring and activity pages, and a craft! Everything in the kit — including the book — is yours to keep!

KIDS (Grades K-5/6):

READING: Prizes can be earned based on how long you read, with a goal of 500 minutes. Reading logs can be picked up at the library. Our SRP program can also be done online this summer — sign up online on June 6! Receive a prize for reaching the halfway goal (250 minutes) and prizes for finishing the full 500, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing PLAY BINGO!: To win, you need to do at least fifteen of the twenty activities. Bingo cards can be picked up at the library or downloaded here on June 6: https://swantonpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-program. Everyone who completes their Bingo card will get more prizes, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing!

PRIZES: • Reading: Receive a prize for reaching the halfway goal (250 minutes) and prizes for finishing the full 500, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! • BINGO: Everyone who completes their Bingo card will get more prizes, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! • GRAND PRIZES: On August 1st at 3:00pm, grand prizes will be drawn at the final program after Beverly the Music Lady's performance. The prizes are book sets, games, puzzles, and more! Two total entries are possible.


EVENTS:


PIRATE TRAINING with Captain Book Thursday, June 16 at 4:00 pm — Meet Captain Book and the crew of the SPL; pirate games and activities included! Arrrrr what will you discover in the pirate chest? MYSTERIES AT SEA Tuesday, June 28 at 4:00 pm — Go on an archaeological dig and learn about sunken cities and other mysteries! MYTHICAL CREATURES Thursday, July 7 at 4:00 pm — Mermaid and kraken slime, weird creatures, and more! POND STUDY in Oak Openings Tuesday, July 12 at 2:00 pm — Join a representative from Metroparks Toledo to learn more about local pond life at Mallard Lake. Participation is limited to 15 so please register at the library! DOWN IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA Tuesday, July 26 at 4:00 pm — Deep sea jell-o, octopus crafts, and more!



TEENS


READING: Prizes can be earned based on how long you read, with a goal of 500 minutes. Reading logs can be picked up at the library. Our SRP program can also be done online this summer — sign up online on June 6! Receive a prize for reaching the halfway goal (250 minutes) and prizes for finishing the full 500, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing PLAY BINGO!: To win, you need to do 15 of the 20 activities. Bingo cards can be picked up at the library or downloaded here: https://swantonpubliclibrary.org/teens/teen-summer-reading.

PRIZES: • Reading: Receive a prize for reaching the halfway goal (250 minutes) and prizes for finishing the full 500, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! • BINGO: Everyone who completes their Bingo card will get more prizes, plus an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! • GRAND PRIZES: On August 1st at 3:00pm, grand prizes will be drawn at the final program after Beverly the Music Lady's performance. The prizes are book sets, games, puzzles, and more! Two total entries are possible.

FINAL TEEN PARTY: Lock-In Everyone who finishes the reading OR Bingo will be invited to an after-hours lock-in party at the library in August for extra prizes (free cookies, free Marco’s cheezybread, and more!) and fun! More details in the invitation!


EVENTS:

PIRATE PARTY Wednesday, June 15 at 4:00 pm — Have a pirate dinner; wear your best pirate costume for a prize! Pirate games and pirate treasure! PRIDE BOOK CLUB Wednesday, June 22 at 4:00 pm — Join us to discuss the grades 9-12 book club choice, The Girl From the Sea, and talk about your favorite Pride reads! Join our Ocean Nailed It Challenge by decorating cookies! BERMUDA TRIANGLE ESCAPE ROOM Wednesday, June 29 at 4:00 pm — Can you solve the mysteries in time to escape the Bermuda Triangle? RECYCLING ART Wednesday, July 13 at 4:00 pm — Help create a giant mural to display in the library using recycled materials. OCEAN ANIME Wednesday, July 27 at 4:00 pm — Check out some of the most popular ocean-themed anime and foods!

ALL AGES:


EVENTS: KICKOFF: OCEANS OF ICE CREAM PARTY Monday, June 6 at 10:30 am — Kick off summer with ice cream! Pick up summer reading kits while you’re here. Free! BEACH ANIMALS with Maureen from ECO Discovery Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30 am — Meet a bearded dragon, learn about beach animals, and make seashell art and kinetic sand! VIRTUAL AQUARIUM with the Cleveland Aquarium Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 pm — Watch and learn about sharks, stingrays, and other sea creatures on our screen. Afterwards make ocean themed sensory bottles! SHARK STORIES with the Toledo Zoo Thursday, July 21 at 10:30 am — Learn about sharks with hands-on artifacts; virtual visit to their aquarium included! Reach into a shark mouth and win a random prize! WATER GAMES Thursday, July 28 at 3:30 pm — Get soaked with water balloons, the hose, soakers, and more! FINALE: AN OCEAN OF MUSIC with the Music Lady August 1 at 3:00 pm — Discover new songs and new sounds from the deep blue sea, and help create new songs with Beverly the Music Lady! Audience participation included!

Scavenger Hunt The hunt comes in two parts, all of which can be done around Swanton, though preschoolers only need to do part one! Teams receive certificates from Burger King and an entry into a prize drawing for a Movie Night Pack (DVDs, popcorn, candy, and sodas!).

Interactive Movie Kits Check out our Moana (all ages) and The Goonies (teens) kits this summer! The kits will include a copy of the movie and some treats and activities to do while watching. Make sure to return the movie(s)! Virtual Book Club Pick up your free book and packet at the library! Every month there’s a new pick for grades K-3, 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12; kits come with a review form, a few questions you can think about, and some crafts or activities. All we ask is that you read the book: do as much of the rest as you like!

Coding Club for K-12 The club meets on Fridays at 4:00 pm on June 10, 24, July 8, and 22.


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