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Summer Reading
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June 1 - July 31
For kids  from birth through entering 5th grade

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Welcome to the Summer
Reading Program! 

Register at the Children’s Library desk any time between June 1 and July 19 and begin counting your reading.  (We’ll tell you all about it when you register).  Read anywhere or any time after you sign up  - you can earn some great prizes!  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers and all kids in school through those starting 5th grade can be a part of the Children’s Summer Reading Program!

Reading is a super power!
According to the National Education Association, having kids read a lot is one of the crucial components of becoming a super reader. Young readers need to become practiced at recognizing letters and sounds. The only way to get good at it is to practice. 

What’s the big deal about reading over the summer?
According to the children’s literacy organization Reading is Fundamental (RIF), experts have found that “children who read during the summer gain reading skills, while those who do not often slide backward.”   So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who participate in reading programs actually show gains!  Also, summer reading loss is cumulative. Children don’t “catch up” in the fall because the other children are moving ahead with their skills.  So summer reading is a big deal!

More information:
Check out this great flyer from Read Aloud 15 MINUTES about the importance of reading during the summer months.  We have it available in English and Spanish.  Parents - you are your child's most important teacher, so Seize the Summer!  

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We've got all kinds of fun things for kids of all ages going on at the library this summer!  See below for more info, or click here to print out our full summer reading flyer complete with calendar.  If you want detailed information about our Wonderful Wednesday & Fabulous Friday programs, that document can be found here.  Happy reading!

   Space is limited.  Programs are planned for specific ages and grades.  Please respect the grade/age limit for each program.                                                                           All programs subject to change.

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Free arts, cultural & science programs for kids and their families held in the Broomfield Auditorium.  See insert in your summer reading information or go here for more information.

Wonderful Wednesdays are designed for elementary school children and their families and take place from 2 - 2:45 p.m. every Wednesday beginning June 10.
FREE tickets are available at the ticket table in the Auditorium lobby beginning at 1:00 p.m. Seating limited to the first 295.

Fabulous Fridays are designed for ages 3 - 6 years and their families and take place from 10:30 - 11:10 a.m. every Friday beginning June 12.
FREE tickets available at the ticket table in the Auditorium lobby beginning at 9:30 a.m. 
Seating limited to the first 250.  Children must be accompanied by an adult who will stay with them.

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Tuesdays, June 9  -  July 21
10 - 10:30 a.m. & repeated at 10:45 - 11:15

For children of all ages, but focusing on toddlers and preschoolers.  

Pick up a free ticket for each person attending story time.  Tickets available 1/2 hour prior to each event.  Space is limited.  

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Thursdays, June 11  -  July 23
9:15 - 9:35 a.m. & repeated at 10 - 10:20 a.m.

An interactive story time for babies and toddlers, age newborn - 24 months and their parent or caregiver.  

Enjoy age appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and baby sign language – all intended to promote language development and early literacy in a lively and fun atmosphere!  Facts on brain development, early literacy, and social emotional growth are shared throughout the program.  

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July 11 -  Instrument Petting Zoo with the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra

Broomfield Auditorium  9:30 - 10 a.m.
For ages newborn - 24 months & a caregiver.  Music and fun for even the littlest ones!
No registration required.

Funding provided by the Broomfield Library Friends & Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

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Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mo: Neighborhood Games

July 23
3 - 4:15 p.m.

For kids entering grades 1 - 4

Learn to play outside group games at the library and take them home to play in your neighborhood!  Be active, have a blast and find out how playing is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself healthy.  Presented by our very own Broomfield Public Health Department.

Pick up a free ticket for each person attending the program.  Tickets available 1/2 hour prior to each event.  
And don’t forget water, a hat and sunscreen!

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Family Movie Nights
Mondays, June 15, July 6 & July 20
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Sponsored by the Children’s Library

Click here for a complete listing of all movies and times.

Enjoy our free movie nights at the library.  Fun for the whole family!  Movies on these three evenings are rated G or PG.

June 15 - Maya the Bee Movie
July 6 - Big Hero 6
July 20 - double feature with The Gruffalo and Lost and Found

No one under 13 admitted unless accompanied by someone 13 or older.  Shown in the Broomfield Auditorium.  No registration required.  No food or drinks please.

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Saturday, July 18
Come ANYTIME between 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Newborn - 5 years & an adult.  Sign in at the library entrance in the lobby  
Play and learn with your kids!  Enjoy fun, interactive early literacy stations: play camping, playing puppets, musical games, social & emotional literacy activities with Bal Swan’s Children’s Center, fun crafts & much more.  Click here for more information and here to watch a short informational video about the fair.
Each participating child ages newborn - 5 years will receive a free book!