Summer Reading Kickoff
Summer Reading goes from June 12 - August 7
We are kicking off our Summer Reading Programs for Pre-K, Kids, Teens and Adults beginning June 12, 2021 from 10:00-1:00. Sign up for Summer Reading and get a coupon for a Bobbie Sue's Ice Cream Cone thanks to the Friends of the Library. We will also be painting flags at this event and through the summer. They are a celebration of our being able to be together again and will be festive decorations to be strung up on the library grounds this summer.
Preschool Summer Reading (infant thru going into Kindergarten)
In the Preschool School Summer Reading program, participants will track their reading with punch cards. Everyone who signs up will get a coupon for a Kiddie Cone at Bobby Sue's Ice Cream and will get to choose a paper punch. Each punch card has 10 punches, cross off or punch one for every book you read to your child. When completed, the punch card serves as the raffle ticket - check off what the child wants to win and turn it in at the front desk. If you are participating in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program your reading will count toward your 1000 Books goal and your child will get their photo taken (if you like) when reaching every 100 book milestone up to 1000 and every 500 after that and will get to choose a free book after every 100 books.
Kids Summer Reading (Grades 1-6)
Kids will get a reading log when they sign up for Summer Reading with a chance to earn up to 8 raffle tickets every week for reading (1 ticket every hour), attending library programs and completing the week's writing and art prompts. There are two rounds of raffles with winners drawn on July 15 and August 12. Everyone who signs up for summer reading will get a coupon for a Kiddie Cone at Bobby Sue's Ice Cream thanks to the Friends of the Library. Kids will also get to choose a free book every week they bring in their log.
Teen Summer Reading (Grades 7-12)
For every book or eBook you read or audiobook you listen to, you will earn 3 raffle tickets. Drawings for prizes will be on August 12. Everyone who signs up for summer reading will get a coupon for a Kiddie Cone at Bobby Sue's Ice Cream, thanks to the Friends of the Library! You'll also get a $5 Dunkin' gift card when you read your 2nd book, a $10 gift certificate for the 5c and 10c Store in North Conway when you read your 5th book, and your choice of FPL swag when you read your 7th book. Raffle prizes include Amazon gift cards, Bluetooth headphones, Magnetic dry erase/bulletin board, the game Catan, and much more! Students going into 7th grade get to choose which Summer Reading Program they want to participate in, Kids or Teens. Here is a Google Slide Show to see the teen summer prizes: https://tinyurl.com/tym9zn4.
Adult Summer Reading
Summer reading is in person this year! For every book or eBook you read or audiobook you listen to, you will earn 3 raffle tickets. Books do not have to be from Freedom Public Library. There will be two rounds of raffles, each four weeks long, with more than a dozen prizes to try to win. Winners will be drawn on July 15 and August 12. Everyone will get to choose from among our FPL swag after reading their 2nd and 5th books. You'll get to choose a Freedom Public Library pen, Louie notebook, magnetic notepad, pint glass or Summer Reading t-shirt. Plus everyone who signs up for summer reading will get a coupon for a Kiddie Cone at Bobby Sue's Ice Cream, thanks to the Friends of the Library!
Programs Summer 2021
Writing Workshop – 6 weeks on Wednesdays at 10:00 from June 30 - August 11 for students going into grades 5-8. We will be meeting outside but under cover so we will meet rain or shine. Please wear a mask. In writing workshop we will share stories, poems or - anything else you want to create. We’ll work on art and writing projects, play a game and maybe do a group project. The main thing is to have fun. It’s summer, after all!
Preschool Storytime – Wednesdays at 10:00 outside at the library, weather permitting. Songs, action rhymes, stories, rhythm instruments and a craft. This is geared toward children ages 2-5 and their caregivers but children of all ages are welcome. Please wear a mask.
Fun Friday – Fridays at 3:30 beginning June 18 outside at the library, weather permitting. Craft and other activities for elementary-age kids. Please wear a mask.
Wildlife Encounters – Wednesday, August 4 at 10:00 at the Freedom Elementary School. All are welcome