NTL Kid’s Summer Reading Program (June 23 – August 25, 2021)

This Summer, the NTL is promoting the national theme of “Tails and Tales.”
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?

The 2021 Summer Reading Line Up of Events:

Summer Reading Kick Off Drive-By
June 23 3:30-4:30pm
Drive by and pick up your Summer Reading 2021 packet. Ms. Kati will be in the parking lot handing out the packets. If you cannot make it to the drive-by, you may pick up your packet any time thereafter.

In Person Programming

  • Outdoor Story Time (ages 0-5)
    Tuesdays at 10am
    Enjoy story time every Tuesday morning outside on the back lawn with Ms. Kati
  • Outdoor Pajama Story Time (ages 0-6)
    Wednesdays at 6:30pm (June 9, July 14, Aug 11)
    Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite lovey and relax as you listen to some tales. On the back lawn.

Virtual (Zoom) Programming
(May become in-person programming based on DPH and Town of Newbury guidelines)

  • Take &  Make Together
    Fridays at 4pm
  • Parent and Child Book Club (gr. 3-6 and adult)
    Thursdays at 6:30pm (June 17, July 15, and Aug 19)

*Other programming, both in-person and virtual will be added throughout the summer as guidelines allow. 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.