Teen Summer Reading Game: Flexible and Fun

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There has been a bit of confusion about the Teen Summer Reading Game.

The Teen Summer Reading Game offers a variety of activities that 6-12 graders can do in order to finish the game and be entered into the grand prize drawings. This list of activities is meant as a suggestion, to give teens ideas for completing the Summer Reading Game. Our hope is to make the game fun and flexible.

Teens, we want you to be able to enjoy the game whether reading "great novels", or rocking out to Guitar Hero (or both) is your idea of a good time.

So, can you play the game by reading 10 books? Sure you can.

Can you play the game by coming to 10 library programs? Sure you can.

Can you come up with the best combination for you? Of course.

Pirate Bits - Hoist the Jolly Roger Ya Scallywags!

Spy a spare frigate? Find an eye-patch or few?
Where could you find a pirate if you need one?
At the Library, of course! Find books such as:
How I Became A Pirate;
What If You Met A Pirate?;
Don't Mention Pirates;
Olive's Pirate Party;
Pirate Pete's Talk Like A Pirate.
Yo, Ho Scurvy Mates!

3rd Grade Reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

If you are going into 3rd or 4th grade you may like to try:
Mystery Of The Missing Marquess sleuthed by Enola Holmes, 14 year old sister of Sherlock Holmes.
Little Klein and his brothers are adopted by a stray dog one summer.
A Crooked Kind Of Perfect results when Zoe's "perfect" plans go wrong.
If historical facts are fun try Artistry In Stone: Great Structures Of Ancient Egypt.
with new archeological conclusions of how pyramids were built.

2nd Grade Reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Summer Reading is under way.
All ages can sign-up and get a card.
If you were in 2nd or 3rd grade this year you might enjoy trying the following series.
For "silly" try Mercy Watson; or Geronimo Stilton.
For "everyday kids" try Hey Li'l D; or Clementine.
For "sports" try Winning Season; or Baseball Card Adventure.
Or ... ask a Librarian for suggestions.

K-5 Craft - Paper Molas

On Monday, June 23, 10-11:30 am at Malletts Creek, we will make Paper Molas based on fabric designs from the San Blas Islands of Panama. A lovely and informative article on the Cuna people, and their culture, offers an illustrated story, and can be found at MOLABOOK #3 on the internet.

1st Grade Reading UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Summer Reading Is UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
All ages can join and get a game card.
If you were in 1st or 2nd grade,
you may enjoy these true stories of people in history.
Rough Tough Charlie; Women Dardeviles: Thrills, Chills, and Frills; Haym Salomon: American Patriot; or The Story of Charles Atlas, Strong Man.

Horse Bits - 2nd to 4th grades

Where are the Horse Stories?
A classic author is Marguerite Henry who wrote Justin Morgan Had A Horse and Misty Of Chincoteague, and more based on true stories.
For easier reading levels, try books on ponies in the
Animal Ark series like Pony At The Point; and the
The Pony Pals series with A Pony For Keeps.

For more difficult reading, try the
Lucky Foot Stable series including Lady's Big Surprise, or the
Heartland series with After The Storm and many more.

It's Summer Reading Time

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Are you ready for summer reading? We are! Register online or in person at any of our locations beginning Friday, June 13.

This year's theme is "Under Construction" and we have fun planned for all ages. Everyone is invited to come hear the exciting West African Sounds of Like Water Drum and Dance at the new Traverwood Branch, July 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Adults who really want to stick to the theme can learn about Creating A Green Home in a presentation; by Michael Klement of Architectural Resource, LLC; on green building strategies, July 30, 7:00-8:30 at the Malletts Creek Branch. Children are invited on July 19, 2:00-3:00, to the Pittsfield Branch, to make their own monster trucks by re-using common household items. Or participate in our summer contests! Teens, come get your game on high tech and no tech throughout the summer.

Whether you want to learn; play; hang out; or find new books, magazines, movies and music; you can do it at AADL this summer.

Summer K-3 Math Bits - Online Practice

Bored? Need something to do?
If you are in Kindergarten-to-3rd Grades, you can KEEP your math skills "Under Construction" and visit IXL Math online. "Created by ed-tech outfit Quia, IXL involves a membership plan, but site visitors can answer 20 questions a day, free of charge". Math activities inspired by books can help too. Try Adding Puppies And Kittens; Measuring Puppies And Kittens; and Telling Time With Puppies And Kittens.

Summer Reading is "Under Construction"

Summer Reading is UNDER CONSTRUCTION so keep your "thinking machine" oiled. You'll need good equipment.
Librarians are visiting schools the month of May promoting Summer Reading.
We can NAIL DOWN some good books for 1st graders, like
Amelia Bedelia Under Construction;
You Read To Me And I'll Read To You: Short Scary Stories; or
Thelonius Monster's Sky-High Fly Pie.
Just Ask!
Sign-Up BEGINS June 9, 2008 at the Library.

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