Smyth Public Library - Summer Reading Program

Each year the Smyth Public Library hosts a Summer Reading Program. Our program asks children of all ages to sign-up and pledge to read a certain number of hours each week; the reading choice is up to the children and can range in length, level of difficulty, and/or genre.

Due to the current state of affairs and in compliance with the stay-at home orders, social distancing measures, and uncertainty of when the library will reopen at full capacity, this year's program has been redesigned. Children are still asked to spend time reading and filling out their time log sheet, but additionally the 2020 Summer Reading Program offers a downloadable guidebook that contains a comprehensive list of at-home activities, crafts, and culinary explorations.

Rather than offer one program each week, this year there are three different program categories. The categories are: Read, Learn, Create; Cooks Corner; and Artist of the Week. Each program category contains different activities and ideas to engage children throughout the summer. It is up to you, at home, to decide which category you wish to pursue on any given week or day. You could explore the world of germs, or dive into the phases of the Moon; learn how to cook up a delicious pizza, or blend the perfect summertime smoothie; create a masterpiece like Jackson Pollock, or compose a photo like Ansel Adams. Whatever you choose, our guide of program categories and their corresponding activities contain mini-lessons, material lists, procedures, suggestions, additional resources, and probing questions.

All those necessary resources are accessible online, and additional databases and virtual activities can be found on our website. This summer it’s time to read, learn, and explore the world outside of your typical classroom!

Please join us and watch our website for all the details coming soon! (

Source: Smyth Public Library

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