2014 Summer Reading Club
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- What are the dates for the reading club? Registration starts June 9. You can begin “logging” reading right away. Last date to sign up is August 16 and the last date to log your time is August 29.
- What are the age limits for the reading club? Children from preschool age through entering grade 6 in September may participate.
- How can children who can’t yet read participate? By having stories read to them. Even children who are independent readers may count stories that are read to them. (Audio books also count!)
- When does the club have meetings? The summer reading club is a club without meetings. Children are welcome to attend our summer programs whether they are club members or not. Club members do not have to be at the library at special times. It’s an “on your own” reading program
- How do I register for the club? Click on the link right above these FAQ's, and follow the directions there. Each child will need to select a user name and password as part of the registration process. Be sure to remember yours. (The Library can help if you forget, though.) You will get a confirmation email which will contain a link to your summer reading page.
- Why does the library need a phone number & e-mail address? Club members are eligible for special prize drawings during the program. We need to contact children whose names are drawn. An e-mail address also lets us send reminders of special events and of approaching deadlines. Contact information is never shared and is only used for library business.
- How do I keep a record of my reading? For our reading club we are keeping track of the number of minutes everyone spends reading with our goal being to earn a donation to the World Wildlife Fund. We will have a Time Reading log available in the Children’s Room, and another on our Summer Reading web page that you can print out.
- How do I report my reading time? Once you are signed up for the reading club, you can return to your summer reading page and report your reading minutes there. You can also list your titles there, and write a short comment about any of the books you read, if you want.
- What should I read? You may read whatever you want! The choice is yours – stories, information books, magazines, graphic novels, audiobooks, whatever. Books that you read from school lists can also be counted. You can also submit short book reviews through your club page. The library will have displays of great books to read, and there are links to some suggestions below.
- How do I contact the library? Call the Children’s Room at 617-898-4957. Our summer hours are Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 9am to 9pm, Thursday 1pm to 9pm, Friday 9am to 5:30pm, and Saturday 9am to 5pm.
- Who makes all of this wonderful stuff possible? The Massachusetts Summer Library Program is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Local sponsors for our program are the Friends of the Milton Public Library and the Milton Rotary.
Summer Reading Suggestions
Children's Reading Choices 2014
Summer Reading for Grades K-2 , 2014
Summer Reading for Grades 3-5, 2014
Summertime Favorites from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Great Early Elementary Reads
Great Tween Reads