Keep children reading all summer long. This year’s Summer Reading activities are designed so you can enjoy them at home with supplies provided by the library. Some of the activities will be presented online. When social distancing restrictions are lifted, we will transition to holding the activities at the library.
The library offers weekly thematic activities, with a reading awards event in August! Imagine Your Story summer reading program is designed for children in grades K-5 but all are welcome!
Ways to Sign-up
- fill out the sign-up sheet included in the Take Home Kits and drop it in the Book Drop slot
- click here to sign-up online
- download the sign-up sheet here and drop it in the Book Drop slot
- email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number and mailing address
- call us at 802-763-7094 and we will sign you up
Earn 1 sticker for every 15 minutes of reading and 1 sticker for each completed summer reading activity.
How to Log Your Minutes
- Email email@example.com or call the library 802-763-7094 each week with the total number of minutes you have read and activities you completed during the week.
- The library will mail your stickers to you. Place your stickers on your reading log sheet. The log sheet will be yours to keep at the conclusion of summer reading.
Books can be requested by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the library at 763-7094 to leave a message with your request. Requested books will be available for curbside pick up.
Any reading counts, whether it be books, comic books, or magazines or listening to a story. Log your reading minutes and complete the activities to earn sticker badges and receive a Certificate of Achievement.
Join the summer reading team to beat last year’s record of 25,679 total reading minutes.
Summer Reading Schedule
Take Home Kit, Saturday, June 20, at 1:00
Summer Reading Buckets, Story Stones and Kindness Rocks
Story stones is a fun, interactive play project that promotes active learning and fosters creativity and critical thinking. Images, letters, and/or numbers are painted on small stones for storytelling and learning. Stop by and pick up your kit!
Pick up your Summer Reading Bucket at the library after 1:00 PM. The bucket contains supplies for you to create your own Story Stones and Kindness Rocks. After you complete the activity you can use your Summer Reading Bucket to store your Summer Reading materials.
Take Home Kit, Saturday, June 27, at 1:00
Design Your Own Stickers
We provide the materials and you provide the creativity! Return your designs to the library by Friday, July 17th. Drop your designs into the library’s book drop slot or mail them to the library at: Royalton Memorial Library, PO Box 179, South Royalton, VT 05068.
The library will create stickers from your designs and present the stickers to each participant at the Summer Reading Finale Celebration. Stickers will be shared with all participants so be sure to sign your designs.
July 5th – 2 PM – Online Activity
Heroes and Legends:
Share a story, poem, or monologue. Written a poem or short story? Got a favorite tale that’s has been told throughout time? Reminisce about an epic tale you have witnessed or describe a fantastical realm that has yet to be discovered by humans!
July 11th – 1 PM – Take Home Activity
Paper Mache: Create Your Favorite Fantasy
Use your imagination to create figures from fantasy literature. Create an ancient castle, hidden mountain, or perhaps even a ferocious dragon!
July 18th – 1 PM – Online Activity
Bring your favorite ballad or songs about the fantastic. Song is one of the earliest forms of storytelling techniques. It has been used to share the myths and legends of certain cultures, and is a great way of preserving precious knowledge. Come and share stories through song.
July 23 – Take Home Activity
Rainbow science experiments, and rainbow art projects
July 25th – Online Activity – Zoom
what is special about the art of fairy tales and myths? Learn about painting fairy tales and how to draw your own!