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Summer Reading
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Welcome to the Summer Reading Program!

Register at the Children’s Library desk any time between June 1 and July 18 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!

Summer reading is for the whole family, not just the kids!  You can do a lot towards helping your child love books and reading by making regular visits to the library during the summer and allowing him/her to choose their own books.  If you are excited about books in general, and particularly about what they’re reading, kids will pick up your enthusiasm!   In addition, taking the time to read with your child can help you evaluate their overall reading skills. 

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 fascinating infographic from education.com that helps you check if your child is at risk from summer reading slide.  Then c
lick here for another one about how summer reading can help to close the achievement gap.

Free access to STEM eBooks!
Our friends at Capstone books have generously offered to support Colorado readers with complimentary access to a special collection of 255 interactive eBooks aligned to the Summer Reading Program theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!

About the trial:
•       Complimentary trial is good through August 1, 2014
•       Read from library, home or mobile device - iPad compatible!
•       Unlimited access and simultaneous usage - no check out limits
•       Natural-voice audio and text highlighting on every book

Login Information 
•       Go to www.MyCapstoneLibrary.com
•       Username: fizz
•       Password: boom
•       Start reading!

More STEM eBooks at Unite for Literacy
A unique digital library of original nonfiction books carefully crafted to connect with young children and their families. The text, images and narrated audio support are designed to give families the immediate reassurance of seeing and hearing their home cultures reflected in a book.  Audio files allow the reader to listen to the books in multiple languages, including (but not limited to!) Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Japanese and Somali.  Click here to access the library.  (You can also access these titles through our library catalog by doing a keyword search for "Unite for Literacy")

Science for Kids Pinterest Page
Did you know that the library has a Pinterest page?  It's a great place to look for reading recommendations but for the summer reading program the Children's Library has also put together a Science for Kids page. Here you will find a variety of online resources kids can visit to get information on science related topics, science activities, online science games, interviews with scientists and more.  Check it out here!


Special Summer Events
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!

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Thursdays, June 5  -  July 24
9:15 - 9:35 a.m. & repeated at 10 - 10:20 a.m.

For babies and toddlers, age newborn - 24 months and an accompanying adult.  

An interactive story time for babies age newborn through 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. 

Family Story Time
Tuesdays, June 10  -  July 22
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 will become available 1/2 hour prior to each event.  Space is limited. 

Family Movie Nights
Sponsored by the Children’s Library
Tuesdays, July 8 & July 29 at 7 p.m.   (doors open at 6:30)
See flyer in library for listing of movies and times.
Advertising guidelines for copyrighted material prevents promotion of film names outside of the building, which includes the library website.

Enjoy our free movie nights at the library.  Fun for the whole family!  Movies on these three evenings are rated G or PG and are kid-friendly.  No one under 13 admitted unless accompanied by someone 13 or older. Held in the Broomfield Auditorium.  No registration required.  No food or drinks please. 
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Magical Magnets
Thursday, July 24
3 - 3:30 p.m.
For kids ages 3 - 5 and a parent or caregiver

Investigate the magical push and pull of magnetism in this station-based class. Create a magnet craft to try out in class and take home. 

Presented by WOW!  Children’s Museum.  Registration required, beginning July 1.  Call 720.887.2315

End of Summer Reading Party at The Bay! - a free celebration for the Children's Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program registered participants and their immediate families.

Saturday, August 2
6 - 8 p.m.
The Bay Aquatic Park

Any kids who have signed up for the 2014 Children’s Library Summer Reading Program & their immediate families may attend (we will have a list of kids who have signed up).  This does not include other extended family members or friends. SPACE IS LIMITED by the capacity rules of The Bay.Click here for the informational flyer.
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