It’s never been more important to keep reading during the summer!
Summer reading programs support your child or teen to read or be read to regularly, which is the best way to maintain—or even improve—their reading level & skills and foster a life-long love of reading.
Print out the reading log for the summer program below, or you can pick one up at the curbside check in area (the old entrance) of the library.
If you're using it for an independent reader (generally ages 7-17), have them read at least 20 minutes a day (or choose a longer goal).
If you're using it for a beginning reader, have them read at least 10 minutes or 1 book a day if you’re a beginning reader (a choose whatever goal will be most supportive to their reading efforts).
If you're using it for a pre-reader (a child who is not reading on their own yet or is primarily being read to), try to read to them for at least 5 minutes a day.
*Feel free to adapt these guidelines to whatever will best support your child's or teen's reading.*
They need to do at least 42 days (6 weeks) of the summer to be considered finished, though more is encouraged! When they’re done, you can return their completed reading to the Library if we are open, put it in the Book Drop if we’re not (& it is) take a picture of the completed chart & email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to:
Hubbard Memorial Library, attn. Youth Room
24 Center St.
Ludlow MA 01056
EVERYONE WHO HANDS IN THEIR LOG WILL GET AN ENVELOPE OF PRIZES,but we will also be raffling off 12 themed grand prize baskets & bags on 9/1/20.
We must receive your youth's completed log by August 31st for them to be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle.
The Grand Prizes are:
Harry Potter basket, Board Games Bag, Marvel Bag, Unicorn Bag Magic Trick Basket, Narnia Basket, Starbucks Bag, Star Wars Bag, Princesses Basket, Arts & Crafts Pack, Glam Basket, or a Snack Basket from Randall’s Farm.
Each child will get 12 tickets; if your child wants to try for just one basket, PLEASE WRITE THE NAME OF THE PRIZE ON THEIR LOG. Otherwise, we will distribute their tickets evenly among the 12 prizes.
(SAFETY NOTE: All prizes will be assembled, wrapped or sealed, & stored in an unused area of the library several weeks before the end of the program. We will do the raffle at the beginning of September, but if necessary will delay giving out prizes until authorities say it is safe to do so.)
Family Fun Hour!
Whether you're a first time player or a charades pro, you'll have fun competing against other families for the big win! Olivia will teach the rules & tricks for anyone who's playing for the first time.
When you register, you'll get an email with information about how to log into Zoom. You will also receive three acting prompts to think about and prepare. When we start the game each family will have a turn to act out one of their prompts while the others guess. The family with the most correct guesses at the end of the night will be the winner.
Our website is currently experiencing some difficulties: you may get an error message after you register, but the registrations ARE going through, you do not need to try again. We will do our best to call you to let know we got the registration!
You will need a device with a camera & microphone in order to participate. In order to maintain internet safety, we require registration so that we can send you a private link and a password to get into the session.