Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2015
Welcome to Shaker Library's Summer Reading Program.
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Summer is a great time to brush up on reading skills and get ready for the next school year! Students may visit for up to 30 minutes of individualized reading help per day. An adult must be present to register the child at the first visit.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Summer is a great time to brush up on reading skills and get ready for the next school year! Students may visit for up to 30 minutes of individualized reading help per day. An adult must be present to register the child at the first visit.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Create jewelry, key-chains, or anything you can dream up with Shrinky Dinks – the amazing plastic that shrinks to 1/3 of its size when heated in the oven.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Summer is a great time to brush up on reading skills and get ready for the next school year! Students may visit for up to 30 minutes of individualized reading help per day. An adult must be present to register the child at the first visit.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Our doggy listeners are certified with Therapy Dogs International and love to listen to stories. School-age children can sign up for a 15-minute time slot beginning 2 weeks before the event. If you register online please call the children's desk (991-2030 Option 7) to request your time slot.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Our doggy listeners are certified with Therapy Dogs International and love to listen to stories. School-age children can sign up for a 15-minute time slot beginning 2 weeks before the event. If you register online please call the children's desk (991-2030 Option 7) to request your time slot.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Summer is a great time to brush up on reading skills and get ready for the next school year! Students may visit for up to 30 minutes of individualized reading help per day. An adult must be present to register the child at the first visit.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Summer is a great time to brush up on reading skills and get ready for the next school year! Students may visit for up to 30 minutes of individualized reading help per day. An adult must be present to register the child at the first visit.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Summer is a great time to brush up on reading skills and get ready for the next school year! Students may visit for up to 30 minutes of individualized reading help per day. An adult must be present to register the child at the first visit.
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Using everyday materials, make a toy for a dog you love, or leave it as a donation to a local animal shelter. Bring an old T-shirt to cut up, or use one of ours
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Main Library

If you have already registered for the 2015 School Age program, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.

New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages
Sign up online or at the library and collect your registration prize. Starting June 8, keep track of each hour you spend reading or listening to a book. In addition, practice some math skills and help in your community this summer. Record these activities under “Math/Volunteer Activities.”

Log your reading time and activities online or in person at the library to earn the following prizes:

Just for registering = Nite–Glow pencil

8 hours of reading + 2 math activities + 1 volunteer activity =
Choose a book

16 hours of reading + 4 math activities + 2 volunteer activities =
Color-change mood ruler

32 hours of reading = Drawstring backpack

64 hours of reading = Sport bottle

100 hours of reading = Reading medal

PLUS NEW SPECIAL BONUS PRIZE DRAWINGS!
To find out what you could win and see complete details,
Download a reading record.

All reading time and activities must be logged online or reported
to a library staff member by 5:30pm on August 7.
Prizes may be picked up at either library and will be available
until August 22.

Math Activities to Try:
- How many different shapes can you find in the library?
- Play a math game online.
- Make something from a recipe.
- Learn a new card game.
- Measure three different things.

Volunteer Activities to Try:
- Read a story to someone younger than you.
- Donate a food item to a local food drive or pantry.
- Do a household chore without being asked.
- Write a nice note to cheer someone up.
- Clean up litter in your neighborhood.


We will also offer a variety of fun and challenging activities in the library every day, so visit often!



STUDENTS OF THE SHAKER HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
The library will report the names of students who participate in the summer reading program to the Shaker Heights Public Schools unless otherwise requested. Contact the library if you DO NOT want your child’s summer reading participation to be reported to his or her school.


Our library would like to learn more about your experience with our summer reading program. Baldwin Wallace University’s Community Research Institute would like to interview parents and children about their experience with the reading program.

If you would like to participate in the study, download the participation agreement, or pick up a copy of the agreement at the library. Bring the completed agreement form to the Children’s Department at either library by May 27, 2015. A representative from Baldwin Wallace University will then contact you if you are chosen for the study.



Download a reading record to track your hours.