Howland Library Summer Reading Program Begins

Register online for interactive reading log

Children of all abilities, ages 3 and up through the fifth grade, are encouraged to join the Howland Public Library’s 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story!” Libraries instill a love of reading in children and help them maintain their reading skills throughout the summer. All the fun begins the week of July 6 at the library, located at 313 Main St. in Beacon.

Children will keep reading logs (paper or online) so that they can log time that they’ve read or have been read to. The children’s online log features an interactive game that tracks books read. Participants may register online by clicking on the “Summer Reading” link at and start logging days read beginning June 24 (registration is open until Aug. 1).

Highlights of the programs and events include:

Wednesday, June 24, at 3 p.m. for pre-K and up: Special last-day-of-school summer kickoff: Jeff Boyer presents “Bubble Trouble,” a one-man bubble extravaganza, mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic. No registration necessary.

Hero Academy Thursdays, July 9 – Aug. 13, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., for children entering grades K through 6: Performers/educators present hero-themed fun, from Heroes of Science to Animal Heroes. A schedule of events will be available in the library and on the online calendar. No registration necessary.

Super Kids Story/Craft Time: Children ages 3–6 will meet on Friday mornings, July 10 – Aug. 14, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.: Heroes will be the theme with stories, songs, and arts and crafts. No registration necessary.

For more info, contact Ginny Figlia, head of Youth Services, at 845-831-1134, ext. 103, or [email protected].

All elementary-school-age children who log their time read will have their names sent to their schools for special recognition in September.

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