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 geared 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
Saturday, Aug. 1, 1:00 PM “Make Your Own Book” Online Workshop with local author Joyce Amsden
We are excited to announce the “Make Your Own Book” workshop led by local author Joyce Amsden. Get your stories published in our very own book! Joyce shows you how to create your own stories in words and pictures. Click here for all the details!
Toddler-pre-K Activity Packets available Thursday, July 30!
“Stay Cool With Watermelon” activity packets for toddlers-pre-K will be ready for curbside pickup at the library entrance beginning at 1 pm on Thursday, July 30.
Summer Reading Activity Packets on Thursday, July 23!
Two activity packets, the Rainbow and the Lady Bug, will be available for pickup at the library on Thursday, July 23, starting at 1 pm.
The Rainbow Activity Packet for grades for K-5
Got rainbow milk? How about Wiggly Water? Learn how to make your own rainbow milk and discover what you can do with wiggly water. Simple experiments and fun art project!
Ladybugs and Grasshoppers Activity pack for preschoolers
Did you know ladybugs can be boys and that grasshoppers have ears on their bellies?
Practice cutting skills, learn facts and have fun with this color, cut and glue activity pack designed for preschoolers.
Earn a Summer Reading Program sticker for each craft you complete!
Email us a picture of your craft and we will send you a sticker. Email to: email@example.com
Beginning at 1 pm on Thursday, July 23, both kits will be ready for curbside pickup at the library entrance.
July 25th – Online Painting Class
What is special about the art of fairy tales and myths? Learn about painting fairy tales and how to draw your own! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 802-763-7094 to sign up.
Take Home Kit – Sticker Making! – submit your designs by July 28!
Design Your Own Sticker Activity Kit is available now at the library. You create the design and we will do the printing. Click here to download templates, instructions and tips to get you started or stop by the library to pick the kits at the library entrance, in the green bin. Created and adapted by Pam Levasseur.
Return your designs to the library by July 28. You can drop your designs into the designs 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 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.
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! Created and adapted by Pam Levasseur.
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.
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! Designed and led by Tyler Strong.
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! Designed by Tyler Strong.
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. Designed and led by Tyler Strong.