Letter: Library has activities for youth

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To the editor,

Beacon Falls Public Library has much in store for our youth the next few months as we collaborate with Region 16 district staff to support summer reading. While students will receive specific information from their teachers, please be aware that BFPL will have copies of the requirements in case they cannot be located.

The online summer reading program kicks off on June 12. Preschool to 12th grade students will be tracking their reading through Aug. 21 using the Evanced program, provided by the Connecticut State Library and endorsed by the state Department of Education. Middle school and high school students who participate in the Unmasked! online program are eligible for eight weekly gift card drawings.

Summer programs begin on Saturday, June 13 with gift card drawings and refreshments during a visit by award-winning author C. Taylor-Butler and best-selling author T.T. Sutherland. In addition using the Evanced tracking system, preschool through grade five students should also register for the in-library program starting on Saturday, June 20 to eligible for prize drawings. Parents should stop at the library to register before or after bringing their child to see the Sciencetellers return to explore the summer theme: Every Hero Has A Story. Our librarians have many similar special programs planned including a visit with a monkey and kangaroo when Nature Nick comes to Beacon Falls. Other weekly events include Math Mondays (to help our children and parents with the math packets), Movies and Munchies, Reading to Charo, Readers Theater, and Super Hero Craft Days. A final treat will be a bus trip to the Bronx Zoo on Aug. 12.
Please see the library’s newsletter, website or call (203)729-1441 for more information on these and other programs.

Sue Dowdell

Director, Beacon Falls Public Library