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2019 Summer Reading Program : Dive into Reading

 


 

 

Craftastic Fridays
For All Ages

Every Friday the Oliver Wolcott Library will have a fun, new craft suitable for kids of all ages! Bring your child to the Children’s Library at any time throughout the day, so they can create their very own masterpiece to take home!

 

 


Saturday, June 29
10:30- 11:30 AM

Family Fun with Letters
with Dr. Caroline Wilcox Ugurlu

For Children ages 4 Through 11

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During this fun and interactive Saturday program, parents/caregivers and children will play with letters and letter patterns. There will be hands on, multisensory activity stations for children ages 4 through 11, music and stories. 

Learning letters and letter patterns helps make great readers and when it is play based, kids and parents alike enjoy the shared focus. Knowing  what the letters and letter patterns “say” and how they work helps ensure that children will read to their highest potential and enjoy reading which is one of the best gifts that we can give them.

Caroline Wilcox Ugurlu is a researcher and teacher. She has spent the last four years studying reading including the neurological processes involved in reading and the sociological, psychological, and cultural aspects of reading acquisition and its opposite - failure to acquire reading fluency. She has developed a method to help children 4 - 7 break the phonemic code and authored a book on the subject.  She is passionate about the importance of reading and wants to create play-based programs for all students including struggling readers.  
 

 


 

 2019 Summer Reading Program
Registration Begins June 22!

 

Preschool Children:
Participate in our “Read to Me” Summer Reading Program for preschoolers (birth through entering Kindergarten). Children will receive a paper reading log where they can track each day that they are read to by coloring in a fun ocean themed picture.

Every week when children are read to at least five days, they can stop by the library to show a librarian their log and get a prize. Remember attending one of our preschool programs counts!

Children and Teens:
Children and Teens can keep track of their summer reading online with our new Wandoo Reader software. This fun and interactive online reading log can track the titles and authors of the books they are reading.

School-age children entering grades 1 through 6 can earn prizes each week in TWO ways, by logging their reading on Wandoo Reader and by completing various in-library challenges.
Click here to access School-age Wando Reader

Teens entering grades 7 through 12 have the chance every week to win some awesome gift cards from local establishments by logging their reading on Wandoo Reader.  
Click here to access Teen Wando Reader

 


 

 

Saturday, June 22

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

For All Ages ~

Registration is Required

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Join us at OWL for our 2019 Summer Reading Kickoff. Come learn all about our 2019 Summer Reading Program: Dive into Reading, our Summer Reading Book Clubs for children and teens, and enjoy some family friendly fun!

11:00 AM: Magician, Matt The Balloon Man
“Connecticut’s Best Magician & Balloon Artist” will be putting on a magic show which is sure to entertain everyone in your family.

11:45 AM: Jodiann from Cups & Cones
Jodiann will be scoping out some delicious ice cream from her cart after the magic show.

On-going in the Children’s Library
We will have face painting, temporary tattoos, and a fun craft.

 

 


 

Summer Reading Book Clubs - Grades K - 12
Registration is Required

 


Page Tuner's Club
For Children Entering Grades 4 - 6

Wednesdays: 2 Sessions
June 26 through August 21

Session One: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Session Two: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
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Get your school summer reading requirement finished at OWL this summer! Receive a complimentary copy of 2019 Nutmeg Book Award Intermediate Nominee Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey.

Each week Miss Kathy will lead discussions, read passages aloud, and create fun and hands-on projects related to the book. A pizza lunch will be provided each week.

 

 

Field Trip to Mystic Aquarium

For Page Turner's Club Members Only


Wednesday, August 7
 7:45 AM to 6:30 PM


 

Mystic Aquarium was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in 2014 and is home to sea creatures such as beluga whales, sharks, seals, sea lions, and more! Members of the Page Turner’s Club have an opportunity to join OWL on a field trip to Mystic Aquarium where they will get to discover the wonders of oceanography. “Dive into Reading” this summer and don’t miss this chance to join us for a fun and educational experience!

Bus transportation, lunch, dinner, t-shirts, and aquarium admission will all be provided. For more details, contact the Children’s Librarian at [email protected]

This book club and field trip are generously sponsored by Praxair.

 


 

Fin-tastic Lunch Bunch Club
For Children Entering Grades 1- 3

 

Thursdays: 2 Sessions
June 26 through August 21

Session One: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
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Session Two: 12:30 - 1:30 PM 
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Join Miss Kathy for a weekly read-aloud featuring an “ocean” topic of the week including whales, shark, coral reefs, and more! After learning about our week’s ocean topic we will create some fun and hands-on projects related to the book. A pizza lunch will be provided each week. In July and August Mystic Aquarium will be coming to OWL for two special programs for the children in the Fin-tastic Lunch Bunch Club. 

 

There will be two special events for children in the Fin-tastic Lunch Bunch Club: 

 

On July 18: Coral Reef Community 

Students will explore a fascinating community found beneath the waves! They will enjoy participating in an interactive presentation to discover how many sea creatures work together to be terrific neighbors, while others have interesting adaptations keeping them at the top of the food chain. This program includes live invertebrates!

On August 15: Whale Tales 

Most kids love swimming in the ocean, but imagine spending ALL of your time in the ocean swimming, eating, sleeping, etc. By helping a classmate transform into a beluga whale, students will discover how these charismatic whales are mammals like us, but are specially adapted to survive in a cold ocean ecosystem. This program includes live invertebrates!

This book club and special events are generously sponsored by Praxair.

 


 

Teen Pizza & Pages Book Club For Teens
Entering Grades 7 - 10

Wednesdays 5:30- 6:30 PM
June 26 Through August 21

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Get your school summer reading requirement finished at OWL this summer! Receive a copy of The Raft by S.A. Bodeen.

Each week Miss Kathy will lead discussions, read passages aloud, and create fun and hands-on projects related to the book. A pizza dinner will be provided each week. In August there will be a special event for the teens in the Teen Pizza & Pages Book Club.

 

There will be two special events for teens in the Pizza & Pages Book Club: 

 

On July 31: Ukulele Lessons

We will have Ukulele Lessons from Albert Norasing, an instructor from the Bethel Music Center. Albert will teach you some Ukulele basics to get you started strumming and playing songs. He has been playing guitar for over 16 years and Ukulele for eight.

 

 

 

On August 21: Henna Demonstration 

We will have a Henna demonstration from Henna by Elyse which will include an informational slideshow, Henna paste demonstrations, a “Fact or Fiction” trivia game, and a Henna design for each attendee. Elyse Sadtler is an Internationally Certified Natural Henna Artist based in Northwest Connecticut.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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