SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2019
A UNIVERSE OF STORIES: THE CHESTER COUNTY LIBRARY'S
2019 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
TUESDAY, JUNE 4 AT 1:00 pm: SuperWhy, star of the PBS series, will be here thanks to our local affiliate,
WLJT-TV of Martin. (Please note the special time for this program.)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 AT 10:00 AM: Chester County Wildlife Officer Keith Mitchell will present a program on Tennessee wildlife complete with pelts, hides, horns, and the always sought-after live snake.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11 AT 10:00 AM: Members of the award-winning CCHS Marching Eagles will gather for
an instrument petting zoo. The children will be able to see how the instruments work
and they will even get to play some of them.
TUESDAY, JUNE 11 AT 12:30 PM: Come to the M.D. Anderson Planetarium on the campus of the University of Memphis-Lambuth in Jackson for a show especially for Chester County children, The Cowboy Astronomer.
Family members will need to furnish transportation, but the show is free.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 AT 10:00 AM: Touch-A-Truck Day will be held in the parking lot of the Junior High School. Children may experience the following up close and personal: a police car, fire engine, sheriff's police car, heavy equipment from the Chester County Highway Department, a bucket truck from Southwest Electric,
two racing go-cars, and a tractor.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18 AT 10:00 AM: This day is the RAIN DATE for Touch-A-Truck Day. If we are able to touch trucks on the above date, we will have Storytime on this date and read some neat books on space, planets, rockets, etc.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 AT 10:00 AM: Amber Greene, Recycling Coordinator of Chester County Solid Waste, and Misti Pequignot, Solid Waste Education Coordinator, will be on hand with a fun program on recycling that includes real earthworms - nature's recyclers. Reading/Listening Logs are due on this date.
TUESDAY, JUNE 25 AT 10:00 AM: Soapmaker Erin Warren will present a program on this ancient craft. She will talk about how soap is made and will bring samples of what she has made.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 AT 10:00 AM: Award Day.
AWARDS FOR GREAT READERS
Reading/Listening Logs will be available on Tuesday, April 30. Children who are in Preschool through Kindergarten may fill out a Listening Log. Children who are in first grade and above may fill out a Reading Log. All books that are listed on the logs should be checked out from the Chester County Library. Reading/Listening Logs are due back in by Wednesday, June 19. Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses, we have different levels of awards this year and they are listed below:
If your child reads or listens to 25 books, he/she will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone from our local Baskins-Robbins.
If your child reads or listens to 50 books or five books that are 50 pages or more, he/she will receive a coupon for a free hamburger from our local Jack's Restaurant.
If your child reads or listens to 75 books or seven books that are 50 pages or more, he/she will receive a coupon for a free pizza from our local Little Caesar's.
If your child reads or listens to 100 books or ten books that are 50 pages or more, he/she will receive a coupon for a free cupcake from our local bakery, Sweetly Ever After, plus a certificate for a free child's admission to the
Adventure Science Center in Nashville. For more information on the Adventure Science Center reward, please scroll down this page.
Please remember that Reading/Listening Logs are due on Wednesday, June 19. This will ensure that your child gets the coupons they have earned.
ALL ABOUT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB
Since the summer of 2004, the library has offered a Middle School Book Club that meets every Thursday from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM during the months of June and July. Our first meeting for 2019 will be Thursday, June 6. Children who have finished third grade through fifth grade may participate, but each child must sign up to attend. A registration sheet is available at the library. Each week, the children receive a book that we will discuss the following week. The children are responsible for purchasing the book, but it will be bought at the library's cost, which is rarely over $5. The meetings consist of a brief discussion of the book, who liked it, and who did not. We also do some type of game, activity, or art project that goes along with the book and a snack that follows the book as well. The Friends of the Library purchase book club t-shirts for members that the children help design, and those are given out at our pizza party on the last day of the summer.
For more information about any program that the library offers, contact us at 731-989-4673 and like us on Facebook.
TENNESSEE STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES PARTNERS
WITH THE ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTER OF NASHVILLE
Each child who reads or listens to 100 books or ten books that are 50 pages or more will receive a free cupcake from our local Sweetly Ever After AND a coupon for a free admission to the Adventure Science Center in Nashville thanks to their partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The museum is located at 800 Fort Negley Blvd. in Nashville.
The reading program certificate is good until October 31, 2019. Tickets for adults and teens are $19.95 and $15.95 for the museum/planetarium combo; youth tickets (ages 2-12, if they do not have a reading program coupon) are $11.95 and $15.95 for the museum/planetarium combo; and children under two are free.
For more information about the Adventure Science Center and all that it offers, check out www.adventuresci.org
or call 615-862-5160.
ENTER OUR SPACE LEGO CONTEST!
To celebrate our theme, A Universe of Stories, we are planning the library's first-ever Lego contest. Entries may be planets, aliens, rockets or any type of space travel vehicle as long as the entry is made of Legos and is original work done by the entrant. Entries should be submitted by Wednesday, June 19 (the same day that the Reading/Listening Logs are due). The entries will be divided between ages pre-school through first grade, second grade through fifth, and sixth grade through eighth.
First, second and third prize will be awarded, as well as crowd favorite voted on by library visitors.
The Legos will be displayed in the Tennessee Room through the end of June. Participants will need to fill out a registration form when they bring their creation to display.