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Summer Reading for All Ages
The Upper Merion Township Library's Summer Reading Program is open to children entering Kindergarten - Adults!  There are great prizes, programs and more happening at the library this summer!  Can't make it to us - sign up and record your progress online.

Sign Up
Sign up for the program online by visiting https://umtownship.beanstack.org/ and clicking on 2017 Summer Reading Program (Children entering Kindergarten - 8th Grade).  

Do you have a child not yet ready for Kindergarten?  Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten by stopping by the Children's Department.  Don't leave them out of all the fun books have to offer!

Record
Children entering Kindergarten - 8th grade - record the amount of time you've read throughout the summer.

Teens & Adults - record titles you've read to enter prize drawings throughout the summer

Event Calendar
The library has events all summer long for children, teens, adults and families.  Check out our event calendar for an up-to-date list of all the great things happening at the library this summer!  Are your kids spending some time at Adventure Day Camp or Extended Day Summer Camp?  We'll be visiting with great books and fun crafts and games.

Summer Reading Lists
The Upper Merion School District Librarians suggest these great titles for summer reading: 
build a better world

Kid Zone - Summer Reading Info Just for Kids!
Join the Summer Reading Club and you are eligible to earn a medal simply for reading during the summer. To register, stop by the library or register online at: https://umtownship.beanstack.org. Keep track of the amount of time you read on the reading record you receive at registration or record your reading online. 
  • Bronze Medal: read for 5 hours
  • Silver Medal: read for 10 hours
  • Gold Medal: read for 15 hours

Don't stop with a gold medal! We have other prizes for club members who keep reading! You could earn stickers, coupons for free food, toys and many more prizes! 

Club members MUST report the amount of time spent reading to the children's department by visiting or recording online by Friday, August 25, 2017 to earn their medal and other prizes. Medals will be awarded at a special ceremony held in the Spring of 2018.

Middle School Monday Nights
This is a half hour long book discussion group for club members entering 5th through 8th grade. You receive a choice of books to read each week. Registration is not required.

Test your knowledge of books every Monday night at the library in our Library Jeopardy game. Played just like the game show on television, club members, entering grades 5th though 8th, compete every week for points. The top three scorers at the end of the summer move on to Final Jeopardy to determine the Library Jeopardy Champion. Final Jeopardy will be held on Monday, August 7, 2017.

The Junior Friends of the Library meet directly after Library Jeopardy in the summer and help with service projects around the library!

Literary Lunch
This is an hour long book discussion group for club members entering 5th through 8th grade. You bring your lunch and the library provides the drinks and snacks. Join us for discussion, trivia and prizes. Registration is required because space is limited. Sign up at the library.

"Get Into Gear" Art Contest
Show off your artistic side Bring in your completed gear by Friday, August 4, 2017 

Shredded Book Challenge
Can you guess the book? We have shredded books for each age level - picture book, easy reader, and a chapter book. Make your guess before August 8, 2017.

Summer Reading Challenge
Challenge your reading skills by reading different types of genres and earn tickets by August 8, 2017 for a grand prize drawing.

Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest
Now in its 43rd year! Learn more about this great opportunity for students in Kindergarten - 8th grade!

Science in the Summer
The GlaxoSmith Kline & Franklin Institute Science in the Summer program is a free science education program that helps elementary school children in the greater Philadelphia area "grow into science." Comprised of four 45-minute classes given over the course of a week held in the library, the program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments.

The course is taught by a certified teacher to groups of 16 students in two age groups: children who have completed Grades 2 or 3 (Level I) and for children who have completed Grades 4, 5, or 6 (Level II).

Registration: May 2017

Requirements:
  • Children must attend all four classes. 
  • An absence for any reason will be considered a forfeit for the rest of the session. 
  • Class size is strictly limited to 16 children. 

For more information, visit the Science in the Summer website.