Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading 2022 at the MLNV

Welcome to Summer Reading 2022!

This summer, children are invited to travel around the world from the comfort of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity! We have seven weeks of fun-filled programs planned, focused on a new continent each week. Through international craft programs, family movie nights, a high-energy kids’ concert, reading to service animals, author visits, and much more, kidswill have fun while they keep their literacy skills sharp.

Earn Prizes for Reading

BINGO Reading Tracker

Children can keep track of their reading and other supplemental activities on their special BINGO Reading Tracker. Complete four activities each week and they can pick a prize from our vintage travel trunk; complete four more and they will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some fun prizes.

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Programs and Events

Weekly Programs

Mondays

  • Wee Build (10:30 am – noon)

Tuesdays

  • Shake & Boogie at the Library (10:30 am)

Wednesdays

  • Storytime at the Library (10:30 am)

Thursdays

  • Storytime at Lower Nazareth (10:30 am)
  • Baby Storytime (10:30 am)

Fridays

  • Shake & Boogie at Bushkill (10:30 am)
  • Makerspace (10:30 am)

Week Three: Antarctica (July 4-9)

Week Six: Australia (July 25-30)

Week Seven: Africa (August 1-6)

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How to Sign Up

Children can register for Summer Reading here at the library starting on Monday, June 6 at 10 am. We will be signing participants up all summer long. Children ages three years and older need to have a Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity card. During registration, library staff will provide participants with a Summer Reading Program booklet, a program calendar, and a BINGO Reading Tracker. We will be signing kids up for programs that require registration two weeks before each program all summer long.

This year, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity library card holders can sign up for our Summer Reading Program online. All children ages 2-12 years old with up-to-date Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity library cards can participate in Summer Reading. Simply fill in the information below and we will send you a follow-up email within 24 hours. Once you have received your confirmation email, you can stop by the library at your earliest convenience to pick up your BINGO Card Reading Tracker, a Summer Reading Program Booklet, and a Summer Reading Program Calendar. You can also sign up for our special programs that require registration when you visit the library.

Questions? Please call us at 610.759.4932.

We look forward to seeing you at the library this summer!

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Adults & Teens

Adults

Join the Adult Summer Reading Challenge to broaden your horizons and compete for fun prizes. Sign-up any time between June 6 and the start of August to receive a reading tracker. For every book you read, receive a raffle ticket to put toward one of three awesome prizes. Prizes include Lehigh Valley Zoo Passes, a Wawa goodies gift basket valued at $50, and a Sunshine Self-care basket with books, art supplies, and therapeutic socks. Winners will be announced August 6, 2022, but stop in all summer long to attend fun programs for you and the whole family!

Teens

Calling all teens ages 12-18 to join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge! Sign-up between June 6 and the beginning of August to receive a reading tracker, and start competing! For every YA or adult book you read, you will receive a raffle ticket that you can put in for one of our four baskets. The baskets include brand new YA books, split up into themes of Thriller, Romance, Girl Power, and Stories of Justice. Each basket also includes extra goodies such as gift cards, self-care supplies, stickers, and fun knick-knacks. Winners will be announced August 6, 2022, but we’ll be having fun teen programs all summer long, such as a Doctor Who Fandom Night, board game free-play, craft programs, and Zine Club.

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Sponsors

Special thanks to the Rotary Club of Nazareth for their support of our Summer Reading Program!

 

Our other generous sponsors include:

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FAQs

Who can sign up for the Summer Reading Program?

Children ages 2 – 12 with a valid MLNV library card can sign up to participate in the Summer Reading Program to earn prizes.

We have programs for children of all ages, from babies to teenagers.

Teens and adults can also sign up to earn prizes of their own by stopping by the front desk to pick up a reading tracker.

When is the Summer Reading Program?

The Summer Reading Program runs from June 20th through August 6th.

Reading trackers cannot be redeemed for raffle tickets after our World’s Fair event on August 6th.

Prizes may still be earned after August 6th, but supplies may be limited.

 

When and how do I sign up?

Registration begins in the library on Monday, June 6th. Children may register at any time during the Summer Reading Program.

Children must have a valid MLNV library card. Library cards are available for free at the front desk and are available immediately. You can also sign up for a card online and come to the library to pick it up. Find out more about membership eligibility HERE.

Registration for programs must be done in person at the library or over the phone by calling 610.759.4932 (option 3). Registration is first-come, first-served. Registration for each event begins the Monday two weeks before the event. Check the Summer Reading Program booklet or calendar for age and registration requirements.

Is the Summer Reading Program free?

Yes! The Summer Reading Program is made free for all participants by the generous support of our sponsors.

Why is summer reading important?

Summer reading programs are an affordable, effective way to keep children’s emerging reading skills sharp. Summer reading programs are also fun and engaging for young people!

From the American Library Association’s website: “Numerous studies have shown that summer programs help ensure that school children retain reading and learning skills over the summer recess.” Read more HERE.

I have a question that isn't listed here. How can I reach out?

You can contact our Children’s Librarian, Berry, with any questions about the Summer Reading Program by emailing her at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can call the library children’s department at 610.759.4932 (option 3).