Dream Big Read
Summer is just around the corner and The Desmond-Fish Library is gearing up for the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Dream Big Read.
This summer there’s a new twist on a favorite program for young children. Starting Wednesday June 20 at 10:15 a.m., the library will present music and movement for toddlers. Brooke Chadwick, musician and teacher will play musical games with children. She’ll play the piano, do finger plays with children, teach some simple sign language and much more. Then Children’s Librarian Polly Townsend will lead the children in parachute play and read stories. The program continues each Wednesday from 10:15 to 11:00 until July18 except July 4 when the library will be closed.
Starting Monday, June 11 kids can pick up their summer reading calendars at the library. Every day that kids read or are read to for 20 minutes, they get a point on their calendars. After 10 days or 10 points, they can come into the library and pick out a prize. This year in keeping with the nighttime theme, prizes include glow sticks, flashlights on a rope, plush colorful stars and glow in the dark moon balls. In order to encourage kids to keep reading all summer; they will be able to collect prizes until September.