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Summer Reading Program - 2015

posted Jun 17, 2015, 3:55 PM by Martha Sawyer Community Library

Martha Sawyer Community Library

presents our Summer Reading Program

Reading MAKES Me...

When : July 9th – August 6th Thursdays from 12:30-1:30

Where : At the Martha Sawyer Community Library located at the Hanson School (53 Upper Guinea Road – look for the open flag around back)

Who : Lebanon kids ages 6-12

What : Reading MAKES Me... summer reading program is focused on reading and doing. Every week there will be a hands on project that is tied to a book we will explore. This summer we are focusing on the Maker Movement and including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) principles. Some lessons will be science based, some art focused, others full of engineering concepts, all lessons will be filled with fun.

Sign ups for the Summer Reading Program start June 15th and run through July 7th. Sign ups are necessary to plan for the activities. Each child that signs up will receive a voucher from the Portland Sea Dogs game as part of their Summer Reading Challenge. The MSCL will again be teaming up with Barnes and Noble of Newington for their summer reading program. Each reader will receive a form from Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Program. Fill it out and return it to the library. Your free book will be delivered to MSCL.

If your child is not in the 6-12 age group please visit us on Tuesdays at 11:30 for story time for our younger patrons. Teens please inquire about our Page to Screen reading group for ages 13-18. Adults, we have something for you too - for each book borrowed you are eligible for a chance at weekly prize. Let's get Lebanon reading!

The Martha Sawyer Community Library will be hosting a Bike Parade at the Lebanon Festival. Bring your decorated bike on August 22nd from 9:00-3:00 (exact parade time to be announced) and be part of the MSCL Bike Parade at the Hanson School. Prizes will be awarded. Check out our facebook page, the Lebanon Festival's facebook page or the MSCL website for more information. We will also be hosting a book sale at the festival with raffle baskets available. Bring a bike, buy a book and get a chance for one of our awesome themed baskets.

The MSAD60 Summer Nutrition Program will be taking place at the Hanson School directly before the summer reading program. Free breakfast and lunch will be served to children 18 and under Monday-Thursday July 6th – August 6th . The meals will be served in the Hanson School cafeteria. Breakfast will be served from 8:00-9:00 and lunch is available from 11:00-12:00. The charge for adults will be $2.50 for breakfast and $4.50 for lunch. All food must be consumed on site. This program is federally funded through the USDA and is open to all children 18 and under. Go grab a nutritious meal and then come feed your mind at the library. Please exit the school and enter the library through the exterior entrance near the back of the school near the soccer fields.

The library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30-7:30 and Saturday 10:00-1:00 during the school year. Starting July 6th the library will switch to its summer hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00-3:00, Thursday 11:00-2:00 AND 5:00-8:00. If you need more information please contact me at 457-1299 ext 5 or email me at mscl@msad60.org The library will be closed June 22nd - June 28th.

Thank you,

Marcy Polletta

MSCL Librarian

Reading Makes Me...HAPPY. What does reading make you?