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2024 Summer Reading Program

“Cultivate a Growing Mind” at the Skowhegan Free Public Library

What is the summer reading challenge?

It is a two-pronged approach to keep kids reading and learning throughout the summer months. The first way is by creating a reading challenge where kids can read to meet a goal and get prizes each time their goal is met. The second way is by creating free, child-oriented programming that will allow them to have fun while learning all about the theme of farms and food!

 

Can my child participate in the Summer Reading Program?

Any child who lives in the MSAD 54 school district OR has a current Skowhegan Free Public Library card and is between the ages of 2—12, can register for and participate in our Summer Reading Program. Your child can be a family reader or an independent reader.

 

How can I register my child?

You can register at the library anytime starting June 17th. All you need to do is fill out a small form with your child’s information and then you and your child will sign a "contract" which specifies your child’s reading goals for the summer.

 

Our program officially begins June 24th.

Summer Reading Program Events

  • Tie-dying Tutorial and Summer Reading Sign -Up
    Tie-dying Tutorial and Summer Reading Sign -Up
    Sat, Jun 29
    Skowhegan
    Jun 29, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Skowhegan, 42 Court St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us to Sign-Up for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Our theme this year is From Farm to Library: Cultivate a Growing Mind. And what better place to start this journey together than at the Skowhegan Farmers' Market?!?
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  • A Bushel of Book Bags
    A Bushel of Book Bags
    Tue, Jul 02
    Skowhegan
    Jul 02, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us as we decorate Book Bags with paint and fruit and vegetables as stamps.
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  • Maine Author/ Illustrator Josh Alves: Storytelling and Comics
    Maine Author/ Illustrator Josh Alves: Storytelling and Comics
    Tue, Jul 09
    Skowhegan
    Jul 09, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us and Author/Illustrator Josh Alves for 2 programs on July 9th.
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  • Seed Bombs!
    Seed Bombs!
    Thu, Jul 18
    Skowhegan
    Jul 18, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Let's get our hands dirty and make some seed bombs with the weeded (get it) books from the library! Recycling and planting, what's better?!
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  • Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals: Puppets and Pajamas Party
    Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals: Puppets and Pajamas Party
    Fri, Jul 19
    Skowhegan
    Jul 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Pajama party at the library!
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  • "Wallace & Gromit: Attack of the Were-Rabbit"
    "Wallace & Gromit: Attack of the Were-Rabbit"
    Tue, Jul 23
    Skowhegan
    Jul 23, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Free movie at the library!
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  • The Bees Knees: Honey Tasting and Bee Talk w/ Maine's State Apiarist, Jennifer Lund
    The Bees Knees: Honey Tasting and Bee Talk w/ Maine's State Apiarist, Jennifer Lund
    Wed, Jul 31
    Skowhegan
    Jul 31, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Have fun learning about Maine's native bees!
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  • Maine Barn Quilts
    Maine Barn Quilts
    Thu, Aug 08
    Skowhegan
    Aug 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Have you noticed any of the beautiful barn quilts popping up all over Maine? These colorful pieces are part of the Maine Barn Quilt Trail spanning Somerset and Franklin County.
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  • Sourdough Starters
    Sourdough Starters
    Thu, Aug 15
    Skowhegan
    Aug 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Skowhegan, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Join us as we create sourdough starters!
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  • Summer Reading Wrap-Up and Storytime
    Summer Reading Wrap-Up and Storytime
    Sat, Aug 17
    Skowhegan
    Aug 17, 2024, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    Skowhegan, 42 Court St, Skowhegan, ME 04976, USA
    Come celebrate the end of summer reading with us!
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