Make a Splash – READ!

     Be sure to mark your calendars! On July 1st, children in grades K- 5 are invited to sign up for the library’s 2010 Summer Reading Club, “Make A Splash- READ!”

    Children will “fish” for questions and make a variety of projects after reading their books. Each child’s progress will be recorded in a “Make A Splash” reading record and on the library’s bulletin board.
   The program features storytellers, performers, craft programs, book groups and free passes to fun places around the state. Readers who complete five books or more qualify for a reading certificate, a paperback book, an ice cream cone and a bag of beach-themed prizes!

Save the dates!
Sat. 6/12   12:00 – 3:00 Youth Reading Across RI!
                               State Kickoff for the Summer Program!
                               Rhode Island Statehouse, Providence           
Thurs. 7/1 10:30  “Take Two Tandem Tellers”
Tues.  7/6  10:30   Thawn Harris, Native American storyteller
Wed.  7/14 10:30   Steve Brosnihan, Cartoonist
Tues. 7/20 10:30   Biomes Marine Biology Center
Tues. 8/10 10:30   Debbie O’Carroll, Magician

    Research has shown that children who participate in reading programs during the summer keep up their skills and develop a positive attitude about reading. The program is co-sponsored by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, McDonald’s Restaurants of RI and
Middletown Public Library.   


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