• Harwich Elementary School - Summer Reading Program 2019

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    Universe of Stories

    Who can participate?
    All students attending Harwich Elementary in grades Pre-K to Grade 4. You do not have to live in Harwich or have a library card. This is a free program!

    Why should my child participate in the summer reading program?
    Reading 20 minutes a day will prevent the loss of reading skills that can occur over the summer break. And by reading each day your child will quickly achieve 2 ½ hours of reading time and earn a prize from Brooks Free Library. Set a goal for your child; for example, if you completed 2 ½ hours of reading time each week of vacation, your child could earn 10 prizes and 10 books!

    What is the summer reading program?
    Reading for fun and prizes! For every 2 ½ hours your child reads, they earn a prize and a paperback book from Brooks Free Library. Mrs. Idman will award prizes and certificates to top readers in each grade level in September. Listening to audio books, reading ebooks, or being read to count towards reading minutes.

    When does the summer reading program start?
    June 17th (the last day of school).

    FREE Kick-Off Party
    “Universe of Stories” Summer Reading
    June 21st at 5:00pm
    Harwich Community Center
    Hot Dogs and Outdoor Games
    Magic Show at 6:00pm
    FREE to ALL

    How do we sign up for summer reading?
    Sign up at Brooks Free Library or on their website at brooksfreelibrary.org. Log your child’s reading time either online or using the summer reading bookmarks available at Brooks Free Library. The summer reading program runs until the end of summer vacation. The last day to pick up prizes from Brooks Free Library is August 31.

    ***If you cannot sign up, your child should read every day and keep track of their reading time. Reading time totals can be turned in to Mrs. Idman (Harwich Elementary Librarian) during the first week of school.***

    Questions? Please contact:

    Sarah Idman, Harwich Elementary School Librarian, sidman@monomoy.edu
    Ann Carpenter, Youth Services Librarian, acarpenter@clamsnet.org

    The summer reading program for Harwich Elementary School is jointly sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Free Library and the Harwich PTO.

    Thank you for your support!