Brooks Memorial hosts summer reading program


BRATTLEBORO -- Keep your kids reading this summer by signing up for the summer reading program in the Children's Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Children's Room offers three summer reading programs. For children 3 years old and younger and their parents there is "Fizz, Boom READ! Jr." in which participants complete 16 early literacy activities listed on the reading record. Participants will receive a book bag, coloring page, bookmark and board book. Children ages 4 to 9 years old can sign up for "Fizz, Boom, READ!" where children set their own reading goal of how many books they can read during the six-week program. Children ages 10 to 12 can join "Spark a Reaction" program where children set their own goal of how many hours they will read in six weeks. Participants of both "Fizz, Boom, READ!" and "Spark a Reaction" will receive a reading record, a book bag and bookmark at registration and children who meet their summer reading goal will receive a coupon for a free small pizza from Domino's Pizza. Registration runs through Saturday June 28.

Come make slime, bouncy balls and floam during our "Cool Chemistry: Fizz, Boom, Pop!" workshop on Tuesday July 29. Session 1 runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Session 2 runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Register by July 1. Build mini catapults, hover crafts and rubber band cars during "Physics Fun: Ready, Set, Build" workshop on Tuesday July 29. Session 1 runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Session 2 runs from 2 to 3 p.m. Register by July 22. LEGO-palooza returns Thursday, July 17, and Thursday, August 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Make a Lego creation to display in the library. Legos will be provided, but children cannot keep Legos. Registration is strongly recommended. All events are free and open to the public. Call the Children's Room at 254-5290, ext. 110, to register.

Bellville Realty's Monday Movie Matinee series is back for a ninth year. Bring a lunch at 1 p.m. in the Meeting Room for a feature length movie on Mondays beginning June 23 and running through Aug. 18. Movies are rated G or PG and run approximately an hour and a half. Due to copyright laws, movie titles cannot be advertised in the paper. Please call the Children's Room 802-254-5290, ext. 110, for movie titles or pick up a flyer in the Children's Room. This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, through the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Vermont Department of Libraries.

For a complete list of upcoming events which are free and open to the public, stop by the Children's Room or visit our website Brooks Memorial Library is located at 224 Main St.

"Fizz, Boom READ!" is sponsored locally by the Children's Room, Bellville Realty, Domino's Pizza of Brattleboro, the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and statewide by the Vermont Department of Libraries. "Fizz, Boom READ!" and "Spark a Reaction" were developed by the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a nationwide grassroots consortium working to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens and adults.


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