Thursday, May 29, 2008

Teen Read

Attention Teens!

If you are going into 6th grade or above you can participate in the Teen Read this summer. Since this age group has outgrown the traditional Summer Reading Program, this is a nice alternative. Here’s how it works. For every chapter read in a Newfields Library Book, teens can put their name in a drawing that will be held each Thursday morning. Prizes include gift cards to Blockbuster, the Country Store and more! Not sure what you want to read? Ask a librarian! We have a list of age appropriate books at the front desk.

Summer at the Library

G'Day for Reading!

The Newfields Public Library invites your child to participate in the 2008 Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is “G’Day for Reading.” This annual program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure in a relaxed environment, far from the pressures of the classroom. Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins Thursday, July 10th. Children who sign up will receive a bookmark and a chart to record their reading progress during the summer. Those completing the program will be given official certificates to honor their accomplishments. Here’s a chance to have your kids explore Australia!
Musician and storyteller Steve Blunt kicks off Summer Reading
July 14th at 6:30pm at Town Hall. Don’t miss Creatures Down Under July 24th at the library. We will have a baby wallaby and other Australian animals visit us that day!! So get your kangaroos and didgeridoos and get down under at the Newfields Public Library. For more information, please call the library at 778-8169.

Calendar of Events

Registration and Crafts
July 10th 10am Library

Summer Reading Kickoff- Storyteller and Musician Steve Blunt
July 14th 6:30pm Town Hall

Australia Crafts
July 17th 10am Library

Wildlife Adventures - Creatures Down Under
July 24th 10am Library

Australia Crafts
July 31st 10am Library

Surf’s Up-Barrier Reef Party
August 7th 10am Library

Teen Book Club

We will kick off our first Teen Book Club by reading the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. This is for kids going into 7th grade and above. Our first meeting will be Thursday, July 17th at 2pm. Call the library to reserve your copy.

Summer Book Club

We are reading Digging to America by Anne Tyler. The book club will meet Monday, June 16th at 6:30pm. Call the front desk at 778-8169 to reserve your book. We hope to see you there!