08/13/2020

(Thursday)

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS, CHILDREN, AND TEENS

It’s never been more important to keep reading during the summer!

Summer reading programs support your child or teen to read or be read to regularly, which is the best way to maintain—or even improve—their reading level & skills and foster a life-long love of reading.

Print out the reading log for the summer program below, or you can pick one up at the curbside check in area (the old entrance) of the library.

If you're using it for an independent reader (generally ages 7-17), have them read at least 20 minutes a day (or choose a longer goal).

If you're using it for a beginning reader, have them read at least 10 minutes or 1 book a day if you’re a beginning reader (a choose whatever goal will be most supportive to their reading efforts).

If you're using it for a pre-reader (a child who is not reading on their own yet or is primarily being read to), try to read to them for at least 5 minutes a day.

*Feel free to adapt these guidelines to whatever will best support your child's or teen's reading.*

They need to do at least 42 days (6 weeks) of the summer to be considered finished, though more is encouraged! When they’re done, you can return their completed reading to the Library if we are open, put it in the Book Drop if we’re not (& it is) take a picture of the completed chart & email it to hubbardyouthroom@gmail.com, or mail it to: 

Hubbard Memorial Library, attn. Youth Room

24 Center St.

Ludlow MA 01056

EVERYONE WHO HANDS IN THEIR LOG WILL GET AN ENVELOPE OF PRIZES,but we will also be raffling off 12 themed grand prize baskets & bags on 9/1/20.

We must receive your youth's completed log by August 31st for them to be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle.                  

The Grand Prizes are:

Harry Potter basket, Board Games Bag, Marvel Bag, Unicorn Bag  Magic Trick Basket, Narnia Basket, Starbucks Bag, Star Wars Bag, Princesses Basket, Arts & Crafts Pack, Glam Basket, or a Snack Basket from Randall’s Farm.

Each child will get 12 tickets; if your child wants to try for just one basket, PLEASE WRITE THE NAME OF THE PRIZE ON THEIR LOG. Otherwise, we will distribute their tickets evenly among the 12 prizes. 

(SAFETY NOTE: All prizes will be assembled, wrapped or sealed, & stored in an unused area of the library several weeks before the end of the program. We will do the raffle at the beginning of September, but if necessary will delay giving out prizes until authorities say it is safe to do so.)

Pets & Princesses Roblox Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Friendly Roblox Club!

Join us for two fun, friendly hours of gaming! This Roblox club features games like My Restaurant, Adopt Me, and Royale High, and will be run by the Hubbard Library Youth Room. Join other players from the comfort of your own home!

Please click below for more information and to register.

Pets & Princesses Roblox Club

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Friendly Roblox Club!

Join us for two fun, friendly hours of gaming! This Roblox club features games like My Restaurant, Adopt Me, and Royale High, and will be run by the Hubbard Library Youth Room. Join other players from the comfort of your own home!

Please click below for more information and to register.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: YA GAMES NIGHT!

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come game with us!

 Join Olivia for some awesome virtual gaming (similar to Pictionary, trivia & Mad Libs) through Jackbox games on Steam.

You will need two different screens for this game night (like a laptop and a cell phone, for example), one for Zoom and one for game play, but you don’t need a Jackbox Games account to play. In order to maintain internet safety, we require registration so that we can send you a private link and a password to get into the session, and will send you a new link and password each week.

Please click below to register, & make sure to provide your email address. Our website is currently experiencing some difficulties and you may get an error message after you register, but the registrations are going through; we will call you to let know we got the registration! You will receive an email with a private, secure link to participate via Zoom. If you are using a cell phone, you will need to install the Zoom app, which is free, but if you are using a laptop or desktop computer the link will open without anything needing to be installed.

. For ages 12 & up.

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM: YA GAMES NIGHT!

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Come game with us!

 Join Olivia for some awesome virtual gaming (similar to Pictionary, trivia & Mad Libs) through Jackbox games on Steam.

You will need two different screens for this game night (like a laptop and a cell phone, for example), one for Zoom and one for game play, but you don’t need a Jackbox Games account to play. In order to maintain internet safety, we require registration so that we can send you a private link and a password to get into the session, and will send you a new link and password each week.

Please click below to register, & make sure to provide your email address. Our website is currently experiencing some difficulties and you may get an error message after you register, but the registrations are going through; we will call you to let know we got the registration! You will receive an email with a private, secure link to participate via Zoom. If you are using a cell phone, you will need to install the Zoom app, which is free, but if you are using a laptop or desktop computer the link will open without anything needing to be installed.

. For ages 12 & up.