Summer Reading Programs


Reading_062415ASummer’s here and even though school is out and young people are enjoying their well-deserved vacation, it doesn’t mean that the mind has to take a vacation, too. Summer reading programs keep young people mentally alert year-round, plus reading presents a never-ending entrance into the world of possibility.

The bryant library is, once again, hosing its every hero has a story reading program. The program began last week and when local young people join, they will be part of the super hero training academy. The academy includes great giveaways, guessing contests, and more.

Giggles and Wiggles, 12 – 18 months

Mondays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Tuesdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4

Music, fingerplays, toys, & simple stories will help develop early literacy skills. Parent or guardian must accompany the child. Child must be 12 months by July 1, 2015.

Little Sprouts, 18 – 24 months

Mondays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3, 11 – 11:30 am

Tuesdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4

Toys, books, and fun await little ones. Parent or guardian must accompany the child. Child must be 18 months by July 1, 2015.

Little Scientists: A Story and a Craft: 2 – 2:45 p.m. or (with parent or guardian), 4 – 4:45 p.m.

Wednesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5

The library will share some of its favorite storybooks. In this program for toddlers with parent/caregiver. Stories, crafts and fun activities will bring these books to life. Child must be two-years-old by July 1.

Pajamarama Night

Wednesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5, 7 – 7:30 p.m. For children ages 3 ½ – 5 (not yet in kindergarten). The library invites children to bring their favorite sleepytime friends, and wear pajamas if they wish, while enjoying a variety of stories, activities and fingerplays. Child must be 31/2-years-old by July 1, 2015.

Sizzling Summer Specials

For children entering grades 1-6, 5-6 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Generously supported by the Friends of the Bryant Library. In-person registration for library cardholders begins on Friday, June 19.

Due to anticipated high demand, select two of the following programs. Registration will re-open on Monday, July 6 to fill any remaining spaces. Mad Science of Long Island: Science Superheroes

Tuesday, July 7 or Thursday, July 9, 5 – 6 p.m. or 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Explore science super heroes: Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, Otto van Guericke and others. Also included is Bricks For Kids,

Tuesday, July 14 or Thursday, July 16, 5 – 6 p.m. or 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reading Challenge

Not just the Bryant Library, but Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D—NY), who represents the Roslyn area in Albany, is encouraging elementary school students to continue learning throughout the summer by challenging them to take time to read in July and August.

The assemblywoman’s reading challenge rewards elementary school students for their efforts with an excellence in reading certificate from the assembly. Students must read by themselves or with a parent for a minimum of just 15 minutes a day for at least 40 days throughout July and August. The days can be marked off on a calendar provided by the assemblywoman and distributed by the schools. In order to receive the certificate, the calendar must be returned to the assemblywoman’s office at the end of the summer.

For more information, contact 516-482-6966.


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