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 a toy for the Children’s Department to donate to a local charity and more.
This year our Summer Reading Theme is Technokids. 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 all of our summer programming. Our Summer Reading Kick-off takes place on Wednesday, June 27th and features the hilarious Jester Jim. Also this summer, children may ride the Roaming Railroad, follow the Yellowbrick road to see the Wizard of Oz, prepare to catch some fireflies during Flashes of Light, see the fabulous tricks performed by the Marvelous Mutts and so much more. For those looking for drop-in programming, we offer Movement Class, Builders of the Future, Bingo and Make It Monday.
The book swap will return to this year’s Grand Finale. Children can trade their gently used books for others they haven’t yet read. Bring some books and a bag and join the fun. New to our finale this year will be a photo booth where you can capture some summer memories that will last a lifetime.
We haven’t forgotten the parents who patiently drive their children to summer events and help them with their reading. Once again this year, parents attending the Grand Finale with their children may enter to win a new ereader.
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 take a Titanic Adventure, enter trivia contests and vote to choose a toy to donate to charity.
Don’t miss the fun that awaits you at the Children’s Department during Summer Reading 2012. Register your child today.