Summer reading runs through September 4!
Read on My Own (Ages 6-11)
Earn Book Bucks by logging each day you read at least 15 minutes (or someone reads to you!). Use Book Bucks to buy books and prizes or to pay off overdue fines. Complete challenges and activities to earn fun badges, a library card lanyard, and buttons for your lanyard!
Read to Me (Ages 0-5)
Earn Book Bucks by logging each day you read at least two books or 15 minutes to your little ones. Use Book Bucks to buy prizes and books! Complete activities to earn fun badges and a chance to win FREE BOOKS for your home library!
And we’re keepin’ it safe; Book Bucks and raffle tickets are now virtual AND all prizes and activities can be delivered curbside!
Three more packs available this summer!
Each week, Ms. Tami puts together a fun, exciting, educational Story Time for you to take home! Each pack contains books, music suggestions, finger plays, math and science activities, and an art project. As always, our materials reinforce those five vital early literacy practices: Read, Sing, Talk, Play and Write!
Pick up a new pack each week. An adult with a valid library card must check out packs. One per family per week while supplies last. Each kit contains material for one child; we’ll provide extra supplies for additional children—just ask! (Geared for ages six and younger.)
- August 3: Imagine your story if you were a scientist or artist.
- August 10: Imagine your story if you lived in a pond!
- August 17: Imagine your story if you were a children’s book author or illustrator.
We’re offering the last Story Time To-Go Pack of the summer the week of August 17.
Lester Public Library will not offer in-house programming for children this fall.
Our question is: Shall we continue to offer Story Time To-Go packs to families with young children?
We ask parents to fill out a survey so that we may evaluate your wishes, and if we do proceed with packs, be able to anticipate about how many we will need to prepare for distribution.
The survey may be found here. We are also delivering paper surveys curbside to many of you who are already picking up packs.
Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Out last Families with STEAM pack offered the week of August 17!
Each week, Ms. Terry puts together STEAM stuff with a cool objective—like designing a parachute for Jack to escape the giant or learning how to code with your favorite superhero. Pick up a new pack each week. One per family per week while supplies last. (Geared for school-aged children.)
- July 27: It’s All About the Numbers
- August 3: A House for the Little Pigs
- August 10: Paper Beads
- August 17: Chromatography Fun!
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Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library
Plant the seed to your baby’s success! Believe it or not, learning to read begins at birth. Sharing books together strengthens your baby’s foundation for learning and creates a long-lasting relationship with their favorite teacher – you! Babies Bloom at the Lester Public Library encourages parents and caregivers to read 100 books to their child before the age of 1. Babies who participate in the program will receive a special bib and a record sheet to keep track of the books they read. After each milestone of 25 books, participants will receive a free book to add to their home library. Stop by the library’s Help Desk to register for the program.
Plant the seed to your child’s success! Believe it or not, learning to read begins before kindergarten. Sharing books together strengthens your child’s foundation for learning and creates a long lasting relationship with their favorite teacher-YOU! Register for the program at the Help Desk any time before your child enters 5-year-old kindergarten and receive a record sheet to keep track of the books you read. For every 100 books read you will receive a free book for your home library.