NTL Kid’s Summer Reading Program (June 28 – August 16, 2023)

This Summer, the NTL is promoting the national theme of “Find Your Voice!.”

We are offering a Read & Bead Incentive Program for Summer Reading.

Here’s how it works:

You will receive a reading log, and stickers for the reading log in your Summer Reading Packet. You will also receive a starter necklace! Read and log to be eligible to receive awesome beads to add to your Summer Reading Necklace. You will track your reading in 20-minute increments. Use the easy sheet with stickers to track your progress. When you have completed your sheet, bring it to the NTL and we will trade it for beads. You can then get a new sheet!

Each bead = 20 minutes of reading. Every 6 beads = a really cool Brag Tag!

How many necklaces can you make this summer?

2023 Summer Reading Line Up:

Summer Reading Kick-Off
June 28th at 5:00pm (this is an outdoor event and will be weather-permitting)

Join us for our 2023 Summer Reading Kick-Off! Come kick off the theme with us as we gather on the back lawn for singing, dancing, music and silliness with Rockabye Beats.

We will be handing out Summer Reading packets at this event. Packets feature Summer Reading resources for kids and caregivers, bookmarks, a museum voucher, and Read and Bead logs. If you cannot make it to this event, you may pick up your packet any time thereafter.

Register Here

Through me to You Puppetry
Community Room
July 18th at 10am

Through Me To You Puppetry invites you to join Newton and the gang for some storytime fun! Newton and his puppet friends take turns reading stories and singing songs with the kids. At the end of the show, the kids are invited to say hi to Newton and give him a high-five. They can even play with some of Newton’s puppets during a hands-on Puppet Free Play session!

Don’t forget to stop by the Children’s Room after the show so that you can show off your reading log for our Read and Bead program! Don’t have a Summer Reading packet? We’ll be handing them out in the Children’s Room all summer!

Register Here

Curious Creatures
Community Room
August 16th at 4pm

Join us for our last performance of Summer Reading 2023!

Curious Creatures will be bringing an exotic array of animals from Australia like the bearded dragon or the soft, beautiful chinchilla from Peru and so many more. Our visit will be a safe, interactive, fun-filled experience that will leave everyone with a lasting memory.

Curious Creatures is an educational traveling animal company. They have been in business for 35 years with one owner who cares for his animals every day of the week.

This is also a chance for you to turn in your Summer Reading logs for Read and Bead brag-tags and pony beads! Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this event- we will be accepting Summer Reading logs until the end of August!

Register Here

Ongoing Regular Programs:

Storytime (ages 0-5)
Tuesdays and Fridays @ 10am in the Community Room
Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays!

Early Bird Storytime (ages 0-5) in the Community Room
Thursdays @ 9:30am
Do your little ones wake up extra early? Looking for something to do earlier in the morning? Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays Please see the NTL calendar for details of all programs.

Why Summer Reading?

There are so many benefits. Check out the following information from the Collaborative Summer Library Program:

  • Prevent the Summer Slide! Summer slide affects millions of children each year in this country—but it doesn’t have to. Read about tips for parents, caregivers, and members of community organizations to help keep learning fun throughout the summer break and the rest of the year.
  • The Importance of Summer Read: New York State Library, The Importance of Summer Reading: Public Library Summer Reading Programs and Learning
  • Summer Reading Research: Information compiled by Colorado’s Library Research Service which includes valuable data on summer library use by children from varying economic backgrounds.