Shaker Heights Public Library
Summer Reading 2018
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 22, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 22, 2018
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Drop into the library to learn how to write a word in another language and then illustrate it on a bookmark!  For ages 6-11.  No registration required.

Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 22, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Drop into the library to learn how to write a word in another language and then illustrate it on a bookmark!  For ages 6-11.  No registration required.

Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Learn the basics of coding using worlds and characters you know and love. Then learn how to use coding blocks with challenges set in the best block-based world around-Minecraft! For ages 8-12.

Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Children in the middle grades and their parents will discuss books chosen to appeal to children and adults alike that will provoke insight and discussion.  This month we will read Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes.  Register in person or by phone beginning September 24.  Copies of the book will be available at the Adult Reference Desk at Bertram Woods.  For grades 5-8 with an adult.

Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Make something disappear with science, and make a ghost-themed craft. For grades 1-6.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 29, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 29, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 29, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Are your fingers itching to do some stitching? Can you barely show restraint when it comes to pens and paint? If you love everything crafty, come to the Main Library for some after school crafting and creative fun. Ages 6-11.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 29, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 03, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Seize the opportunity to learn about emerging technology!  NEO Tech Lab will bring new kinds of wearable health technology, SMART applications for your home or office, technology tools for kids to learn and create, virtual reality gadgets, and more!  See demonstrations and have the opportunity to try these tools yourself!  No registration required.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 05, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 05, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 05, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Are your fingers itching to do some stitching? Can you barely show restraint when it comes to pens and paint? If you love everything crafty, come to the Main Library for some after school crafting and creative fun. Ages 6-11.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 05, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Adorable Kitten vs. the Shaker Libearian. Who would be the best mayor of the library? You decide! Cast a ballot in a voting booth.  For grades 1-6.  No registration required.

Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Adorable Kitten vs. the Shaker Libearian. Who would be the best mayor of the library? You decide! Cast a ballot in a voting booth.  For grades 1-6.  No registration required.

Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Come and build together. Ages 6-14.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Before Minecraft, there were maps. Create your own world! Your imagination is the limit.  For grades 1-6.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Seize the opportunity to learn about emerging technology!  NEO Tech Lab will bring new kinds of wearable health technology, SMART applications for your home or office, technology tools for kids to learn and create, virtual reality gadgets, and more!  See demonstrations and have the opportunity to try these tools yourself!  No registration required.
Location
Rooms E & F
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 12, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 12, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 12, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Are your fingers itching to do some stitching? Can you barely show restraint when it comes to pens and paint? If you love everything crafty, come to the Main Library for some after school crafting and creative fun. Ages 6-11.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 12, 2018
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time
4:15 PM
Description
Learn the very basics of coding using worlds and characters you know and love. Then learn to program droids and make your very own Star Wars game. For ages 8-12.
Location
Training Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time
1:30 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Our doggy listeners are certified therapy dogs and love to listen to stories. Register for a 15-minute time slot. For grades K-6. Register in person, online, or by phone beginning 2 weeks before each program.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time
10:00 AM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Congratulations! Now that you have signed up for summer reading be sure to pick up your registration prize at the library.

Tuesday, June 5, start recording your reading time online or in person at the library. This year we will build our own necklaces as we read through the summer. For every hour you read you will earn a bead for your necklace. You will earn special beads called "brag tags" for reading milestones and extra tasks you do.

Prizes
Sign-Up Prize - Starter necklace and brag tag
10 hours – A new book
20 & 30 hours – Brag tags
100 hours – Special Shaker Library brag tag

Be a star! Earn an extra brag tag by reaching your
own personal summer reading goal.



Prizes may be picked up at either library until August 18.

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