Swanton Library announces Summer Reading Program


Explore the seas and waterways this summer between June 6 and Aug. 1 with Swanton Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Programs.

There will be three age groups for youth this year: preschoolers (ages 4 and under), kids (kindergarten through fifth grade) and teens (grades 5-12). Summer reading program can also be done almost entirely online. Visit http://www.swantonpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-program to learn more.

The fun kicks of on Monday, June 3 with an ice cream party at 10:30 am. There will be a build-your-own-ice-cream-sundae bar, stories, games, and more. Preschoolers, kids, and teens can also sign up for the reading programs at that time.

There are multiple parts to the program.

Reading Challenge: Read for 500 minutes (8 hours, 20 minutes) between June 6 and Aug. 1. Preschoolers can sign up with their guardians to read for 250 minutes together instead. Winners will get prizes and their names entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.

Play Bingo: To win, do at least 15 of the 20 activities from the activity card. You can also keep track of your Bingo activities on the online site. If you’d prefer an entry form, Bingo cards can also be picked up at the library or downloaded from the library’s website. Each age group has their own activities. Winners will get prizes and their names entered in the Grand Prize Drawing.

Weekly Events: Every week, there will be at least two events at the library focusing on our oceans and fresh water. Most events will be at the library, either in the children’s room or outside on the library lawn, but one will be a pond study at Oak Openings Metropark. Coding club will also meet every other week on Fridays. Check the library’s website for the list of events and to register.

SPL’s Summer Scavenger Hunt: The scavenger hunt comes in two parts, all of which can be done around Swanton! Do the Scavenger Hunt as part of Summer Reading Bingo or as its own activity. Participants in the Scavenger Hunt get certificates from Burger King and an entry into a prize drawing for a Family Movie Night Pack (4 DVDs, popcorn, candy, sodas, and more). Work in teams or by yourself; it’s up to you. The Scavenger Hunt is for all ages.

SPL’s Interactive Movie Kits: This summer, kids and families can pick up a movie kit, either Moana (kids) or The Goonies (teens). Watch the movie as part of Summer Reading Bingo or as its own activity. The kit will include a copy of the movie and some treats and activities to do while watching. Each kit has enough supplies to cover four people. Make sure to return the movie.

For more information call 419-826-2760 or visit the library at 305 Chestnut St.

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