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2023 Children’s Summer Reading Program

Welcome to our Summer Reading Celebration!

June 24th - August 19th, 2023

Printer Friendly Reading & Activity Log

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How to Participate


Most Minutes Read

Two Halfway Drawings

*Plus, a treasure chest of prizes all summer long*

Reading & Activity Logs

  • Pick up your Summer Reading Log & Activity Log at the library’s Children’s Desk (starting June 24) or sign up with READsquared to record your reading online.
  • Use your Reading & Activity Log or READsquared to record the minutes you read and activities completed.
  • Bring your partially or fully completed Reading & Activity Log to the library for free books and entries into prize drawings!
  • The last day to submit logs will be August 19.

Read for Beads

  • Pick up a necklace and brag tag when you start Summer Reading and fill it with beads and charms throughout the summer!
  • 1 bead = 1 hour read (4 petals) or 1 activity (1 bug/cloud)
  • 1 *special* bead = 6 hours read (3 flowers) or 3 activities (3 bugs/clouds)

Special Programs and Events

Community Block Party & Summer Reading Kickoff

Saturday, June 24: 11:00-1:00

Join us to celebrate the start of Summer Reading at our annual Block Party! Enjoy food, games, crafting, music, prizes, and more.

Community Days

Wednesdays, June 29-August 24: 10:30-1:00

Outdoor Storytimes with Special Guests including the Humane Society, Jamestown Fire Dept., and Audubon, Crafts, Lawn Games, YMCA Free Lunches, and Jamestown Mobile Market

Open Play and Staff-Led Activities in the Makerspace

Mondays: 10:30-1:30, Monday-Friday: 3:30-5:00, and Saturdays: 11:00-3:00

Join us as we learn through play! The library’s Makerspace has activities for all ages, from infants to teenagers. Check out our programming calendar for details about daily staff-led programs, or drop in for open play on Monday mornings and Saturday afternoons.

Music Exploration with Community Music Project

Mondays, July 10-August 28: 10:30-11:00

A weekly music exploration class with Community Music Project. Perfect for ages 6 and under, children dance, sing, and play music. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration opens June 1. Call 716-484-7135 x 234.

All Ages Drumming with Infinity

Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: 11:00-12:00

Join us on the library’s front lawn for a drum circle. Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your drum. No experience is needed.

Fairy & Dinosaur Gardens

Friday, July 14: 2:00-3:00

Build a magical garden for a fairy or dinosaur. All materials are provided. Registration required. Registration opens June 16. Please call 716-484-7135 x 234.

End of Summer Waffle Party

Saturday, August 26: 11:00-1:0

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a waffle party. We will have a waffle bar with delicious toppings, storytime, prizes for everyone, and games.

Questions? Call us at 716-484-7135 x 234