Summer Reading Program


A Universe of Stories! June 19-August 17 

Keep children reading all summer long. Sign up at the library for the Universe of Stories program. The library offers weekly thematic activities, with a reading awards pizza party in August! The Universe of Stories summer reading program is designed for children in grades K-5 but all are welcome!

Extra Bonus! The “Royal 250” Reading Challenge – In celebration of Royalton’s 250th birthday, the library is offering special prizes if students read a combined total of 250 books. Get your name on the wall of fame!

Due to ongoing construction at the library our programs will be held at several locations. Please check each program description for the  location.

All events are free and open to the public

Download 2019 Summer Reading Booklist – Cosmic Books for all ages!

Wednesday, June 19, 10-11 am
Ilze Luneau Basketball Entertainment Show with a Motivational Message
The Royalton Memorial Library Summer Reading Program kicks off on Wednesday June 19, at 10 a.m. with the Ilze Luneau Basketball Entertainment Show with a Motivational Message.  Ilze Luneau dribbles, juggles and spins basketballs on a balance board, and using other props to music and dance. Volunteers get to spin 1, 2 and 5 or 6 basketballs at once, eat a pudding while a ball spins on a spoon, etc. You can enjoy the show and at the same time hear a valuable message on setting goals, working hard, never giving up and leading a balanced life by practicing kindness while achieving your dreams and enjoying every day.

Note: Due to library construction the show will be held at the White River Valley School at 223 South Windsor Street, Royalton. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

Friday, June 28, 10-11 am
Storytelling and Book GiveAways

Duncan McDougall from the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) will tell stories, read aloud from books, and share his love of words, reading, and writing. Every child who participates chooses two books to keep from a wide selection of brand-new children’s books. The event last for about 45 – 60 minutes Kids will come, listen to a story and then pick out two free books.

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

 

 

Wednesday, July 10, 10-11:30 am
Let’s Publish Our Own Book Session 1
Led by author Joyce Amsden we will create our own stories in pictures and words. At the end of the workshop Joyce will assemble our stories and send them off to be published. Each author will receive a print copy of their very own book!

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Free and open to the public. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

Wednesday, July 17, 10-11:30 am
Let’s Publish Our Own Book Session 2
Led by author Joyce Amsden we will create our own stories in pictures and words. At the end of the workshop Joyce will assemble our stories and send them off to be published. Each author will receive a print copy of their very own book!

Note: Due to library construction the program will be held at BALE (Building a Local Economy), 35 South Windsor Street, South Royalton. Free and open to the public. Please call 802-763-7094 if you have any questions.

July 31,10-11 am
Tiny Universe
A STEM related hands-on project that investigates the science of atoms and molecules. Join us as we explore the amazing nano universe!

Location TBA

 

 

 

 

August 14, 10-11 am
Parade Float Planning
Anyone who wants to work on the float is invited to the float planning meeting. The theme will be celebrating the Summer Readers 250 Book Challenge, Royalton’s 250th birthday and 250 years of books.

Location TBA

August 15, 1-4 pm
Parade Float Building

Drop in. Stay as long as you want or stay for the entire time. Wear work clothes.

Location TBA

August 16, 10 am-4 pm
Float building continues.We will break for lunch at noon and resume at 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Drop in. Stay as long as you want or stay for the entire time. Wear work clothes.

Location TBA

August 17, 9:15 am
Parade and All Day Movies

Join the 250th Royalton Parade Parade! Meet at 9:15 am at former Journey Church building on S. Windsor St. S. Royalton Parade starts at 10 am. After the parade watch movies that were made in the town of Royalton! Movies will be shown at the Red Door church in S. Royalton.