Summer reading program for children & teens coming from Winslow Public Library

Winslow Public Library

Sign-up starts June 1; theme this summer will be “Imagine Your Story”

This summer the Winslow Public Library will again proudly offer the Summer Reading Program for children and teens. The theme this summer is “Imagine Your Story,” which young readers will discover through fantasy, mythology, and imagination- themed activities. Due to the epidemic, most aspects of the program will be offered online, with some other aspects offered using social-distance protocols.

“With this year’s online Summer Reading Program, we hope to inspire continued reading over the summer, along with an ongoing love of learning,” said Kathleen Powers, Youth Services/Technology Librarian. “We do this by offering activities for all ages, along with reading incentives.”

Participants will work towards incentives through a challenge-tracker card that will include reading and activity challenges. In this way, youthful participants will be able to earn fun prizes such as free books and comic books throughout the summer.

Social-distance parts of the Summer Reading Program will include themed to-go craft bags. Each week will feature a special theme such as dragons, fables, magic, and music. The library will also be offering a table of crafts surrounding each theme every week, while supplies last. On alternating Fridays the library will offer “Weavers of the World” craft bags, which will include weaving, knitting, bracelet making, or simple sewing kits for older youth.

The library’s weekly online story times will be held at 10 a.m. each Tuesday via Facebook, Instagram, and the library’s website. This will provide an opportunity for a younger audience to interact with fun videos and songs. Past story videos also are accessible through the virtual programs tab of the Winslow Public Library website.

Starting June 29 and extending for the following six weeks, the library also will be offering a weekly children’s yoga course. This will include simple yoga and fun tie-in activities. Choose Your Own Adventure Interactive Read Aloud live stream will also be offered, each Thursday afternoon during the summer at 3p.m. These will feature titles such as Dungeons and Dragons Endless Quest Choose Your Own Adventure series. The library’s program for junior high and high school students will include online food challenges and virtual gaming events.

Sign-up for Winslow Public Library’s Summer Reading Program starts June 1, through an online survey (link below) to be presented on the library’s website or by calling (207) 872-1978 or emailing Trackers will be emailed to participants who sign up online.

All parents and young readers interested in the Summer Reading Program from Winslow Public Library should check the library’s website, Instagram, and Facebook pages for the most up-to-date information on programs and events.

To register, please visit:

For more information, please contact Kathleen Powers at Winslow Public Library, 207-872-1978.


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