Summer Reading Program

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Library Summer Reading Program

Dare County Library's SUMMER READING PROGRAM

is Free, Fun and Educational!

 Monday, July 10 through Tuesday, August 15 

Calendar

How it Works

Sponsors


Register on or after Monday, July 10TH at your library for the "Build a Better World" Summer Reading Program. Weekly themed events for children ages K-5TH Grades.

  • Tuesdays at the Kill Devil Hills Library at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at the Kill Devil Hills Library at 3:00 p.m. and at the Manteo Library at 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays at the Hatteras Library at 1:30 p.m.

Calendar of Events

SUMMER READING PROGRAM KICK-OFF

Join Ms. Tammy and Ms. Donna for the Summer Reading kick-off program along with the SCIENCETELLERS presenting "PIRATES: LOST AT SEA".

The Kick-off is for children of all ages. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, July 10th at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Hatteras Library

Monday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Manteo Library

Monday, July 10th at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Kill Devil Hills Library

Set sail on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. Volunteers from the audience help explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more. With mutiny and high-tide looming, the quirky crew must rescue their salty captain and find a way to build a new ship before all hope is lost...at sea!

ABOUT THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM: It's FUN, EDUCATIONAL and has SPECIAL PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES and PRIZES

Our annual Summer Reading Program is fun and encourages children to read for pleasure while earning prizes and a chance to win the Grand Prize at the end of the Summer Reading Program. It includes weekly programs at each Dare County Library location and is designed to be flexible and fun for children of all ages to help children maintain their reading skills over the summer. (In addition to programs for children in grades K-5, there are also weekly programs especially geared for preschoolers and tweens and teens.)

HOW IT WORKS

Register your school-age child for the Summer Reading Program on July 10TH or at any time after that at the library. Children can attend weekly library programs or they can read “on their own”. Several special performers are scheduled during this annual program.

Each time your child comes to the library, your child can put a sticker next to their name on either the Preschool or School Age or Tweens & Teens reading poster for each day that they have read that week.

All participating School-age children (in grades K-12TH) will get one entry in the GRAND PRIZE Drawing for each sticker - that's almost 40 total entries in the drawing if your child reads each day! A Grand Prize is presented at the end of the Summer Reading Program.

Weekly programs for the Summer Reading Program, the Tweens & Teens Program, and the PreSchool Story Time are filled with stories, fun activities, and prizes.

IT'S IMPORTANT: PARTICIPATING CHILDREN MAINTAIN THEIR READING SKILLS

Children who read during the summer maintain more of their reading skills, and therefore enter the new school year better able to learn. Parents can rest easy this summer knowing that the Summer Reading Program will help prevent what researchers* call "the summer slide" - where children out of school and not reading regularly experience losing on average one month's worth of instruction. So encourage your children to participate in the Dare County Library's Summer Reading Program to maintain their reading skills.

* June 2010 study "Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap" by the Dominican University, Illinois.  To read the complete study, please click here.

FUN FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

PRESCHOOL AGE children are invited to enroll in a special Story Time Summer Reading Program just for them, designed to improve their reading and listening skills. Parents can track the books they read with, or read to, their preschoolers. Preschool age children will receive a sticker for each book tracked on their reading log.

Weekly Story Times for preschoolers and other special programs include the North Carolina Aquarium presenting "Working With Nature", the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission presenting "Butterflies and Their Homes", and more.

The TWEENS & TEEENS Only Summer Reading Program runs July 10TH through August 18TH at Kill Devil Hills Library and July 10TH through August 21ST at Manteo Library. Tweens and Teens can attend any of the Summer Reading Program special events and/or special programs geared just for them including a Lego Contest and an Escape Room Mystery Game both held at the Kill Devil Hills Library. Manteo Library Tweens & Teens Only special events include an Escape Room Mystery Game and an Eclipse Event. Participants can read on their own  and put a sticker on the Tweens & Teens reading poster in the library for each day that you have read that week. Each sticker represents one entry in the Grand Prize drawing.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM FINALE

The Summer Reading Program wraps up with a return engagement from the "ROCK STAR MAGIC OF CHRIS AND NEAL".

The Finale is for children of all ages. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, August 15th at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Hatteras Library

Tuesday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kill Devil Hills Library

Tuesday, August 15th at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Manteo Library

Carolina magicians, Chris and Neal, will keep the audience on the edge of their seats with a high-energy, pulse-pounding performance that will bring down the house. Don't miss this electrifying event with "Carolina's Most Popular Magicians".

LOCAL SPONSORS

Please support our local businesses that donated items for the Summer Reading Program prizes. We appreciate all of our Summer Reading Program sponsors for their donations so that children participating in this important program can earn weekly prizes and earn a chance for the Grand Prize presented at the end of the Summer Reading Program.

We wish to thank the following local businesses for their generous support of the 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Dare County Library:

  • Awful Arthur's Beach Store
  • Ben Franklin
  • Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill
  • Booty Treats
  • Burger King
  • Burrus Red & White Supermarket
  • Buxton Village Books
  • Cavalier Surf Shop
  • Cloud Nine
  • Conner's Supermarket
  • Dancing Turtle Coffee Shop
  • Darrell's 2 Restaurant, Nags Head
  • Downtown Books, Manteo
  • Duck Donuts, Nags Head
  • Dunkin' Donuts, Manteo
  • Elite Nails, Nags Head
  • Food Dudes
  • Forbes Candies, Nags Head
  • Frisco Market
  • Frisco Mini-Golf and Go Karts
  • Frisco Sandwich Company
  • Garden Deli & Pizzeria
  • Happy Belly Ice Cream
  • Harbor Deli, Hatteras
  • Hatteras Harbor Marina
  • Home Depot
  • Hungry Pelican Deli and Ice Cream
  • Island Snowball, Manteo
  • John's Drive-In
  • Kill Devils Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
  • Life on a Sandbar
  • Lowes, Kill Devil Hills
  • McDonalds, Kill Devil Hills and Manteo
  • Mutiny Bay Golf
  • Nags Head Fishing Pier
  • North Carolina Aquarium Jennette's Pier
  • OBX Bowling Center
  • Oden's Dock & Marina Store
  • Olde Town Creamery, Manteo
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Outer Banks Daredevils
  • Paradise Fun Park
  • Pelican's Roost
  • Pirates & Pixies Toy Store
  • Pizza Hut
  • Plaza Azteca
  • Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf
  • Scotch Bonnet, Hatteras
  • Subway, Manteo
  • Surfin' Spoon
  • The Cottage Shop/Kellogg's
  • The Point Restaurant
  • Tropical Smoothie Café, Nags Head
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Walmart
  • Yellow Submarine Pizza, Nags Head

 

JOIN THE FUN AT THE DARE COUNTY LIBRARY

2017 SUMMER READING PROGRAM JULY 10 THROUGH AUGUST 15!