(Editor’s Note: The following info is from a press release issued by the Saugus Public Library.)
The Saugus Public Library invites readers of all ages to dive into the 2022 “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program. There will be programs and prizes for kids, teens and adults. Registration already began and runs through August 26.
KIDS SUMMER READING 2022: Summer reading plays a vital role in helping reduce what is known as the “Summer Slide” – the learning loss experienced between school years that can leave students dramatically behind their peers. The Saugus Public School District recommends that kids read at least 20 minutes a day this summer. The library is here to help families create a summer reading routine that is fun for kids and families.
Kids prizes: We provide all kinds of prizes to incentivize reading. We have a prize cart with books and toys. We’re also giving away reading Brag Tags and colorful beads – kids love watching that chain grow as they record their reading. We also have gift cards and vouchers donated by local businesses. We will have Grand Prize drawings for whale watches, sailboat rides and tickets to visit the beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium. The deadline for Grand Prize drawings is August 2!
How to register kids: Families are encouraged to register for the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program using the Beanstack app. It’s easy – just download the Beanstack app, register under the Saugus Public Library and you’re on your way. It’s like a Fitbit for reading – but includes lots of fun activities and links to ocean-themed stories, drawing lessons and informative videos about the oceans and ocean animals! For more information, or to register in person, stop by the library or visit our website (www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/children/summer-reading-program/).
Kids programs: The library will be offering plenty of free educational and enriching activities all summer long. Activities will include story times, STEAM programs, summer reading enrichment for grades K/1 and 2/3, live animal programs, a magician, a life-size humpback whale, take & make crafts and much, much, more! All programs are free of charge. Check the library’s online event calendar for details.
Build a reader: We suggest creating a reading routine this summer: At the same time of day, turn off the media, sit with a child and enjoy a good story. Read when they read, read to them or let them read to you. Let them read what they love. Provide a variety of reading materials; leave them in the car or download audiobooks to your phone and listen while you run errands. Need some help getting your child to fall in love with reading? Stop by the library and see us!
ADULT SUMMER READING 2022: The summer is full of possibilities. Whether you head to the beach with a paperback or listen to an audiobook in your car, you can explore our summer theme, “Oceans of Possibilities.” Step outside your comfort zone – take a trip, cook something new, try a new author. Check our website for suggestions. Who knows what’s possible?
Every adult who enters our summer reading contest will be eligible for a drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite at the end of the summer. To participate, fill out the form on our website or print and mail it to the library at Adult Summer Reading, Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., Saugus, MA 01906. You can also pick up a form at the library. See the website for details: https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/adult-summer-reading-2022/
TEEN SUMMER READING 2022: Grades 6-12, through August 26: Submit a form online for every book that you read over the summer. Books can be graphics, manga, fiction, nonfiction or audio books. You can use required reading books for school, or your own picks.
Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The more Reading Forms you submit, the greater your chances of winning! See the website for details: https://www.sauguspubliclibrary.org/teen-summer-reading-2022-grades-6-12/
Special Program in July at the Iron Works: Thurs., July 28, 10 a.m.: Whalemobile (registration required, grades first-sixth).
Special Programs in August at the Iron Works:
Thurs., Aug 11, 10 a.m.: Henry the Juggler.
Tues., Aug 23, 10 a.m.: Magic Fred!
Fri., Aug 26: Summer Reading Ends! – last day to log reading and collect prizes.
Mon., 9:30 a.m.: Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) Playgroup (two years old & under).
Mon., 10:30 a.m.: CFCE Playgroup (three years old).
Mon., 3:30 p.m.: CFCE Full STEAM Ahead (three years old+).
Tues., 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten (three-five years old).
Tues., 3:30 p.m.: CFCE Friendship Storytime & craft (three years old+).
Tues., 10:30 a.m.: Music & Mother Goose at the Iron Works (one-four years old).
Wed., 9:30 a.m.: Baby & Me at the Iron Works (birth to two years old).
Wed., 10:30 a.m.: Storytime at the Iron Works (twos & threes).
Fri., 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Friendship Story Time (two-four years old).
Fri., 9:30 a.m.: CFCE Playgroup (four-five years old).
Fri., 10:30 a.m.: CFCE Sensory Play Group (two-four years old).
- Afternoon Story and Craft with Kelly! (three years old+)
- Reading Squad Book Club (9-12 years old)
~ GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS! ~
to be held by August 2
- Tickets to the Mystic Aquarium; two adult, two child
- Tickets to NE Aquarium Whale Watch; two adult, two child
- Tickets to a Sunset Sail Salem afternoon cruise (two)
- Tickets to Canobie Lake Park (two)
WEEKLY DRAWINGS for free ice cream, pizza, bowling, mini golf, roller skating, etc.
Come to our summer programs; see our online event calendar for up-to-date details –
Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St., 781-231-4168. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org