2021 Summer Reading: June 28 - August 14
Read and win at PCL this summer by playing the Kids Summer Reading Game! Kids’ games are for anyone ages 0 through fifth grade. The game for ages 0-2 is only available in person. The game for preschool – fifth grade is available in person or online through the Beanstack.
Children Ages 0-2
This fun barnyard-themed summer program is designed just for babies and toddlers ages 0-2. It runs from June 28 through August 14, and is designed to get them (and you) singing, laughing, and learning. Register for the game and pick up a game board at the Children’s Desk starting June 14 to join the fun. This summer program is NOT offered virtually.
Children Preschool-Fifth Grade
Play our summer reading game and create the perfect pet (or not!). Read at least 120 minutes each week and you will earn a prize and a characteristic of your new friend. Write a story or draw a picture of you with your new pet after completing the game, and we will hang it in the library throughout August. Registration begins June 14 and the first turn-in day for prizes is June 28. Pick up prizes and characteristics at the library each week, or come in once at the end.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten
Why 1000 books before kindergarten?
Studies show that reading aloud to young children strengthens their language skills and builds their vocabulary. The objectives of this nationwide movement are 1) to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers, and 2) to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.
How can we possibly read 1000 books before kindergarten?
It’s not as hard as you think. Three books per day for one year, or one book per day for three years would reach the goal of 1000 books. Also, you can read the same book multiple times and each time counts!
How do I sign up?
Register in person at the Pittsford Community Library Children’s Desk. You will receive a welcome bag, and learn how to track books online with Beanstack. (Or, if you prefer, we can give you sheets to keep track of your books by hand.)
What is Beanstack?
Beanstack is an online service that makes keeping track of the books you read easy and fun. Its smartphone-friendly website makes it convenient to quickly log books anywhere. Best of all, it offers weekly, personalized book recommendations. Beanstack is available through the generosity of the Friends of the Pittsford Library.
Did we mention there are prizes?
Celebrate each 100 books read with a beautiful sticker. Receive a prize when you reach 500, and a free book to keep when you reach your final goal of 1000 books. With your permission, we will put a picture of your child on our Wall of Fame and on the Library’s facebook page to share their accomplishment.
Feel free to call the Children’s Desk at 585-249-5478 if you would like more information.