Summer Reading 2018

Starting June 1st, register for our Wandoo Summer Reading Program, read, participate in challenges and attend library programs to collect prizes and tickets towards a charitable donation!

Go HERE to find out about our Summer Programs and events for children and families.

Prizes must be claimed before Saturday, September 1st.


To Register:
1. Follow these links:     Grades K-5 go HERE    Grades 6-12 go HERE   

(If your child is younger stop by the Summer Reading Desk to pick up a game board for your baby or toddler!)

2. Fill out the required information.

To Log Reading Time:
1. Sign in to your account.

2. Either on your homepage or the “Books” tab, type in the title of the book you read, and the amount of time in minutes you spent reading. Click “Submit Log.” If you finished the book, be sure to check that box as well.

To Complete Optional Challenges ( for even more tickets!)

1. Sign in to your account.
2. Find the “challenges” tab, and click on a challenge and follow the competition requirements. Remember these are OPTIONAL.

To Get Prizes and  Tickets:
1. Once you’ve logged either, 100, 200, 400, 800 or 1000 minutes of reading and/or completed a challenge/ or book (adults only)  a message will appear indicating you’ve earned a prize or ticket.
2. Head to the Summer Reading Desk to claim your reward!


Prizes Grades K-5

Read 100 minutes and earn a coupon pack to use at local businesses all summer long and one ticket. Claim soon, these coupons expire!

Read 400 minutes and earn an inflatable guitar (while supplies last) and 4 tickets.

Read 800 minutes and select a book to keep and  8 tickets.

Read 1000 minutes and be entered into a drawing for a Tablet and 10 tickets.

Ticket earned will be counted towards a charitable donation. The charity with the most tickets will receive a $75 donation.  

Participate in additional challenges all summer long to earn extra tickets for your favorite charity



 

if you have any questions or need assistance with any part of this you stop by the Library’s Summer Reading Desk or contact Head of Youth Services Alexandra Klaus at aklaus@durhamlibrary.org or Youth Services Assistant, Gina Monti, at gmonti@durhamlibrary.org.

Make a Shaker

 

Wednesday, 7/18 at 3 PM

Calling all kids and their caregivers’ ages 2-5, make a shaker with Miss Diana!

Come hear a story, make an egg shaker, and sing songs with your new instrument.

Registration required. Limit 15 . Register online below.  Registration opens 7/3/18.

Twinkle Toes Toddler Dance !

Babies and toddlers on the move!
This exciting program is designed to offer children 2-5 years old an opportunity to explore dance in its most primitive form. siblings welcome. No need to register older/younger siblings.
Meets Wednesdays at 10:30AM
7/18, 7/1, 8/15
Registration Required.

Kids Tag Sale

 

Kids Tag Sale

Saturday 7/14 at 10 AM. Rain Date 7/21

Set up 9AM-10AM

Sale 10AM-12PM

A sale where only kids can sell, but anyone can buy! Ages 5-18 (12 & under with a parent).

Registration opens June 18th. To register stop by the front desk, call the Library to register at 860-349-9544, or Go HERE to sign up online.

Please bring the following if you plan to sell:

  • kid’s items ONLY
  • a blanket and/or table
  • items marked with prices
  • Extra cash to make change
  • a parent if you are under 13 years of age
  • Please take home any unsold items and move your cars to the side after unloading.

Canceled-Twinkle Toes Toddler Dance 3/13 at 10:30AM

Hi All,
Unfortunately, due to the weather, I’m canceling our program Tuesday morning Twinkle Toes Toddler Dance Program. I’m working with Merly to reschedule another date and I’ll be in touch with our new time. Hope everyone stays safe and warm!
If you have any questions feel free to email me aklaus@durhamlibrary.org or give me a call at 860-740-4096, I’ll be here until 9pm.

April Vacation Week Events!

Join us at the library for some fun and exciting April Vacation Week Activities from 4/16 to 4/21.

There will be a Scavenger Hunt in the children’s Department all week, as well as, drop-in craft for all ages. Stop by anytime between 10:30 and 8:30 PM (4:30 PM Saturday).


MONDAY, 4/16 at 2 PM

Glow Stick Geometry for Grades k-5 

We will be making geometric shapes using glowsticks. First, you’ll build all sizes of triangles and quadrilaterals. Then lay out sticks to make mystical repeating patterns on the floor. Limit 12. Registration required.

Register online HERE.


TUESDAY, 4/17 at 2PM & 3:30PM

Slime Making 2 PM Session

Make some slime at the Library with Miss Alex. Registration required. Please register for only one session. Limit 8.Open to Grades k-5. Registration opens 4/2.

Register HERE for the 2 PM session.

OR

Slime Making 3:30 PM Session

Make some slime at the Library with Miss Alex. Registration required. Please register for only one session. Limit 8.Open to Grades K-5. Registration opens 4/2.

Register HERE for the 3:30 PM session.


WEDNESDAY, 4/18 at 2 PM

Build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Ages 7-11. Registration required.

Register for Session 1 on 4/18 HERE.

 

 


THURSDAY, 4/19 at 5 PM, or 7 PM

Candy Making Grades K & Up SESSION 1 -5PM-6PM OR SESSION 2- 7PM-8PM

Join us for an evening of candy making!
We will be experimenting with different molds and fillings. Registration required. Limit 8 each session.
Open to children in grades K and up. Please sign up for only one session.

Register for Session 1 at 5 PM HERE

Register for Session 2 at 7 PM HERE


FRIDAY, 4/20 at 2 PM

Build and program a simple robot using LEGO WeDo Robotics kits. Ages 7-11. Registration required.

Register for Session 2 on 4/20 HERE.