ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!
THE CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY'S 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
(all programs begin at 10:00 AM)
TUESDAY, JUNE 7 -- Our first program will be a visit from the PBS characters, Peg+Cat, courtesy of WLJT-TV of Martin, our local PBS affiliate.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 -- Clay Canada will offer a fishing program featuring lures, rods, how to cast and a fishing boat.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14 -- Illusionist Richard Seaton and the glamorous Miss Maudie are making their annual appearance with new tricks and old favorites (such as the hat that things disappear into).
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15 -- Get up close and personal with heavy equipment when Touch-A-Truck Day is held on the Junior High parking lot and will feature our sheriff's department, police department, Chester County Highway Department, fire department, rescue squad, and Southwest Electric.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21 -- Rain date for Touch-A-Truck Day.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 -- TWRA officers will present a program on Tennessee Wildlife. This show-and-tell will include pelts, skins, hides, horns, AND a live snake.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28 -- WBBJ-TV's Chief Meteorologist, Tom Meiners, will visit to talk about predicting the weather and the tools he uses for his prognostications.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 -- An instrument petting zoo will feature the award-winning CCHS Marching Eagles. Members of the band will talk about how their instruments work, and they will help the children make music. Reading/Listening awards will also be given out.
Reading/Listening logs will be available on Monday, May 16. Children who are in Pre-school through Kindergarten may fill out a Listening Log. Children who are in First Grade and above may fill out a Reading Log. Those who read or listen to 25 books will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from our local Baskin-Robbins., Those who read or listen to 50 books will receive a coupon for a free small pizza from our local Domino's. Books that are 50 pages long may be counted as five books. All Reading Listening logs MUST be turned in by Wednesday, June 22. Books that are listed on the logs should be checked out from the Chester County Library.
Each summer, the library offers a Middle School Book Club that meets every Thursday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM during the months of June and July. Children who have finished third grade through fifth grade may participate, but each child must sign up to be able to attend. A registration sheet is available at the library. Each week, the children receive a book that we will discuss the following week. The children are responsible for purchasing the book, but it will be bought at the library's cost, which is usually under $5.00. The meetings consist of a brief discussion of the book; who liked it and who did not. We also do some type of game, activity, or art project that goes along with the book and a snack that follows the book as well. The Friends of the Library purchase Book Club t-shirts for members that the children help design, and those are given out at our pizza party on the last meeting day of the summer.
For more information about any program that the library offers, contact us at 989-4673 or check our website at www.chestercountylibrary.net AND be our friend on Facebook!