Summer Reading 2022

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Watch the video below!

Eligibility:
        
  • Residents of North Haven – You will need to provide child’s or parent’s library card in order to join.            
  • Children of Town of North Haven employees – You will need to provide your Town I.D. number to join.            
  • Grandchildren of North Haven residents – You will need to provide your grandparent’s library card to join.            
  • Non- Resident North Haven public school students – You will need to provide child’s or parent’s library card from your home library in order to join.

How to Participate:

Children must register online with our READsquared app beginning on June 1st through August 1st.
If you have any questions, a staff member will be happy to help you in the Children's Department.

 

 

 

 

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Download the App

 

 

Programs:
Rubber Ducky Club 2022 for Ages 0-4
Children's Summer Reading 2022 for Children Entering Kindergarten in September 2022 - 12 years

The Rules Are Simple:

  1. Create an account with our free READsquared app. All Summer Reading will be logged through this app, this year we will not have any paper logs.

  2. Starting on July 5th, read for 20 minutes a day, every day for 29 days. Be sure to log your reading into your READsquared account.

  3. Visit the library to play our life -sized, interactive candy-themed game. You will play one station for each day that you have read 20 minutes or more.

  4. You will earn points and mini prizes along the way. You will be able to collect  your mini prize anytime after you've unlocked them. You will save your points and spend them at our prize shop starting August 8th @ 10:30am through August 13th @ 12:30pm. The prize shop will close promptly at 12:30 on Saturday, August 13th, so be sure to stop in before then.
     

Prize Shop days/hours

Located at the Children's Circulation Desk

Monday, August 8th 10:30am – 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 9th 10:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, August 10th 10:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday, August 11th 10:30am – 7:30pm

Friday, August 12th 10:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday, August 13th 10:30am – 12:30pm

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

Can I read longer than 20 minutes? Yes, but 20 minutes is all we require.


If I read 60 minutes does that count for 3 days? No, you can read for as long as you want, but it only counts for one day.

Do I have to read every day? No, but each day that you read allows you to progress one space forward. However, the only way to play the entire game and earn the most amount of points is to read all 29 days.

 

I cannot read yet. Can someone read to me? Yes. Anyone can read to you!

Do I have to read Library Books? No, you can read anything! We have a great collection for you to explore, but any reading counts.

How often should I come to the library for Summer Reading? We suggest visiting the library once a week for Summer Reading. 

What happens if I lose my reading chart? There are no reading charts this year, all Summer Reading will be logged through our app READsquared. Please contact us for any help you need with the app.


When can I collect my prizes? You can come to the library to collect your mini prizes any time after you unlock them. You can buy your big prizes at the Prize Shop during the dates/times listed below. 

 

Do I have to log into the READsquared app and log my minutes every day? No. You can if you would like (and we think that makes tracking your reading easier). However, you are able to back date your reading logs to count for a day that has already passed. So you can log your reading at any point in time. Just make sure you do your reading every day.
 

Prize Shop days/hours

Located at the Children's Circulation Desk

Monday, August 8th 10:30am – 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 9th 10:30am – 5:30pm

Wednesday, August 10th 10:30am – 5:30pm

Thursday, August 11th 10:30am – 7:30pm

Friday, August 12th 10:30am – 4:30pm

Saturday, August 13th 10:30am – 12:30pm


Is there a program for children birth to four? Yes! Check out out Rubber Ducky Club.


RUBBER DUCKY CLUB
Summer Reading Club for ages 0-4

 

Choose from the library’s recommended early literacy activities, and log one 'book' for each activity completed with your child.  After 10 completed activities, earn a digital badge. When 100 activities are completed, you will earn a rubber ducky! 

 

This program is designed for children ages 0 to 4 to encourage life-long reading habits. 
Earn digital badges and a Rubber Ducky along the way!

 

Recommended Early Literacy Activities

  • Read a book together. Point to the pictures and name objects.

  • Ask your child questions about a story, e.g., “What happened first?”, “What will happen next?”.

  • Borrow a music CD and sing a new song.

  • Listen to a digital book via Bookflix by visiting northhavenlibrary.net and clicking the Bookflix icon.

  • Read a book before bedtime.

  • Clap or shake an instrument to a rhythm or song.

  • Let your child draw a picture and talk to them about what they drew.

  • Say and practice a finger play or nursery rhyme.

  • Sing the alphabet song together.

  • Attend a library program together.

  • Write a letter of the alphabet and show your child how to trace it with their finger.

 

You are your child’s first teacher!

 

Studies have shown that children with an environment rich in sounds and letters enter school ready to learn.

Registration is from June 1st  - August 1st.

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