Kids Summer Reading 2022

 

 

Sign Up for both Summer Programs and Beanstack Challenges begins Monday, June 13th!

Why Summer Reading? Summer reading is an important way to prevent summer learning loss. The program described on this page is for children from birth to age 12.

Sign up and track your reading using the Beanstack app online or on your phone or visit in person to sign up for paper tracking. Participate in our Summer Reading Challenge to unlock badges. The goal is to read for 16 hours over summer break. Being read to by an adult, listening to audiobooks, and reading nontraditional texts count too! Reach the goal to receive your choice of a free book and a free kids meal at Texas Roadhouse!

To sign up for programs, simply call, email, or visit Youth Services at the Lithgow Library to be added to the list! When a program is full, it will be updated here on the website. 

  • Jun. 17th, 10am– Introduction to Sharks with Sharks 4 Kids
      • Recommended for grades K-5
      • Join Jessica with the Sharks 4 Kids foundation to learn all about one of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures.
      • Digital program via zoom, registration required.
  • Jun. 22nd, 2pm – Slime and More! 
      • Ages 5 and up
      • Join Miss Kellie at the Lithgow Library to make ocean slime and other crafting fun!
  • Jun. 30th, 10am – Sea Creature Sculpting with Maple Lane Pottery
      • Ages 8-12
      • Join us to sculpt your very own sea creatures out of pottery and clay!
      • Limited space program, registration required.
  • Jul. 8th, 11:30am – Tide Pools with Chewonki
      • Recommended for grades K-5
      • Join us at the library to learn about tide pools in Maine and get up close and personal with some sea creatures, with the Chewonki Foundation!
      • Limited space program, registration required. 
  • Jul. 12th, 2pm – Marine Mammal Rescue Virtual Field Trip to the Sea Coast Science Center
      • Recommended for grades K-5
      • Join representatives of the Seacoast Science Center to learn about seals and marine mammal rescue in this virtual field trip to their facilities at Odiorne State Park!
      • Digital program via zoom, registration required.
  • Jul. 19th,1pm – Build-a-Book
      • Ages 5 and up
      • Join us at the library to build your very own themed picture book!
  • Jul. 28th, 10am – Marine Life Painting with Rare Bird Art Studio
      • Ages 8-12
      • Join us to paint some sea critters on canvas!
      • Limited space program, registration required. 
  • Aug. 1st, 4pm – Earth Jams Concert with Matt Loosigian 
      • All ages welcome!
      • Join us for a fun outdoor children’s concert with Maine’s own Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams, for sea-themed music, rhythm, and all around excitement to conclude our summer reading programs!
      • Rain date: August 2nd, 4pm

Summer Reading 2022 officially starts June 17th! Can you complete the reading and activities goals before August 12th?

Questions? Contact us at kids@lithgowlibrary.org or by phone at (207) 626-2415.

Register for Summer Reading
Beanstack Instructional Videos
Virtual Programming for Kids