a Blog from the Children's Department of the Southington Library & Museum
Summer Fun awaits you in the Children’s Department of the Southington Library & Museum. Beginning June 1st and continuing throughout the summer, Southington residents may register their children for Summer Reading and gain access to programming, participate in trivia contests, vote for an animal to adopt and more.
This year our Summer Reading Theme is Eco-kids. There’ll be something new to see or do almost every day during Summer Reading. Once your child has joined Summer Reading, you may register your child to attend the Summer Reading Kick-off and all July programming. Our Summer Reading Kick-off takes place on Tuesday, June 28th and features the hilarious Keith Munslow. Also in July, children may ride the Roaming Railroad, Talk to the Animals, visit with Rainbow Fish or Aladdin, learn a little Spanish and so much more. For those looking for drop-in programming, we offer Movement Class, an evening Family Storytime, Bingo and Make It Monday.
Beginning July 1st, children may register for August programming where, in addition to drop-in programming, they’ll see that Recycling is Magic, spend some time with Zoo on the Go and take part in Pirate School at our Grand Finale. This year’s Grand Finale will also feature a book swap, where kids can trade their already read, gently used books for others they haven’t yet read. Bring some books and a bag and join the fun.
We haven’t forgotten the parents who patiently drive their children to summer events and help them with their reading. This year parents attending the Grand Finale with their children may enter to win a new ereader. Parents can also check out a Kill-A-Watt meter and measure the efficiency of their home appliances.
Southington Middle School students who register for our Tween Summer Reading Program receive a free book from the Town of Southington’s Middle School Summer Reading List and a chance to win an ereader. They can also Talk Trash at our recycled art program, enter trivia contests and vote to adopt an animal.
Don’t miss the fun that awaits you at the Children’s Department during Summer Reading 2011. Register your child today.