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Summer Reading
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 26, 2016 to earn their medal and other prizes. Medals will be awarded at a special ceremony held in the Spring of 2017.

Summer Reading FAQs
Still looking for information?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

Events & Workshops
The library is a very busy place during the summer!  Check out our calendar for the most up-to-date information about summer events, workshops, and book discussions.

Book Discussions
Wacky Wednesday Book Club
This is a 45-minute program for children entering 3rd and 4th grade.  We will discuss a short chapter book, participate in a trivia quiz, and a fun activity!  Registration is required due to space limitations.  Sign up online, but don't forget to stop by the library to pick up a book.


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. 


Monday Night Book Discussion
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 and discussion is followed by Library Jeopardy. Registration is not required.

Contests

"Super Shields" 

  • Show off your artistic side
  • Bring in your completed shoe by Friday, August 5, 2016!

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 9, 2016.

Summer Reading Challenge

  • Challenge your reading skills by reading different types of genres and earn tickets by August 9, 2016 for a grand prize drawing. 

Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest 

  • Now in its 42nd year! 


Science in the Summer

The GlaxoSmith Kline & Franklin Insitute 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 5 - 31, 2016

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.    
  • Participants will be chosen by a lottery.
  • Parents must fill out and sign a permission slip in the library from May 5 to May 31 to enter their child's name in the lottery.
  • Those selected to participate will be notified by phone.

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


Library Jeopardy
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 8, 2017.

Library Jeopardy begins Monday, June 27, 2016 immediately following the Monday night book discussions.

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Book Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Library Jeopardy
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. Junior Friends Meeting

After Library Jeopardy on Monday nights, the Junior Friends of the Library held their weekly meetings. Check them out year round!